When I think about the magic of summertime, the County Fair always comes to my mind. Some of the sweetest memories of my life were made at the fair. Most people don’t realize it, but New Jersey is actually home to thousands of acres of farmland. Many of the largest farms are found in Sussex County, and gratefully for us, Sussex County is just a short drive away. Every year in August, at the magical height of summer, the Sussex County Fair comes to life once again.

From a distance, you can hear the sounds of music and whirring rides. You can smell the scent of cotton candy and pizza. You can see the lights and the tops of vendor tents. It’s an utter delight to the senses. The incredible farming community around the fair brings in livestock of all shapes and sizes. The greenhouses are filled with champion fruits and vegetables. Vendors and artisans have all of their wares on display. The whole place just buzzes with summer magic. You can get completely lost in the joy and excitement, and leave all of the cares of every day life behind you for awhile.

Last week, my babies and I spent the day experiencing the magic of the fair. We were all beaming with excitement. It was a perfect August day, warm and balmy, but overcast enough that the sun wasn’t too much. We played games, rode rides, and ate all of the delicious treats that are usually forbidden. It was such a dream.

Experiencing the things that made my own childhood so magical with my own babies is, far and away, the greatest gift that I have ever been given.

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These memories are so precious to me. Looking through these pictures makes my heart burst. I am so deeply blessed beyond measure.

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