The Windsor exhibition is one of our many fall family traditions.  My parents used to take my brother and I when we were kids and now I take my boys every year. Of all the fun things we do in the fall in Nova Scotia, this is one of the most expensive…they’re not giving anything away at the fair!  By the end of the day, I spent about $130.00 and aside for some fries for me, that all went to bracelets, games, and treats for the boys.  There is a lot of temptation there for them.

One of the main attractions for the kids this time was Bigfoot. We waited and waited and when he finally came out, the show only lasted about 15 minutes, but really, how many times can you drive around in a circle and jump over the same two piles of cars? Regardless of length, the show did t disappoint. Bigfoot was impressive!

A new addition to the exhibition this year was the “Hamster Ball”.  The hamster ball is exactly what you are picturing. A big plastic ball but instead of a hamster, a child goes inside. The operator then rolls the ball into a big pool of water where 3 or 4 other hamster balls containing children are bobbing.  The children cannot stand up in these balls. They try…but they fail. The line up was long and we waited about a half and hour for a 5 minute bob in the giant pool. Only one of my sons partook but he said it was worth it!

Aside from Bigfoot, we walked through the barns to see the animals, checked out the petting zoo, rode the rides, and played the “impossible to win” games.  It was a full day and we were all happy and exhausted when we got home.  Sept Oct 2013 008

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