2 Days of Fun at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, WA

2 Days of Fun at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, WA

Ever since I was a little girl, I’d go to this fair every year. The memories I have spending time with the family here, is something I’ll have with me forever.  As I’ve gotten older though, it’s become less fun. Partly because, the insane upside down rides make my brain feel like scrambled eggs and throw my equilibrium off, and 2nd, I’m the one paying for it now. Boo!

But none of that matters. All that matters is letting Arya enjoy it and making those fun memories with my little girl.

Normally I am cringing at the prices of things at the fair, like $7 for a corn dog? $30 for ride bracelets? lol I remember when it was so much cheaper, but it’s a once a year thing that I’m willing to splurge a little on for a day of family fun.

I was hoping Arya would be able to ride some of the kiddie rides with me or dad, but most of the kiddie rides were 36″, and I think she’s about 33″, so she was only able to ride on the carousel according to the signs.

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We were able to talk a carney into letting us take her on the rotating strawberry, which was cute. She loves strawberries! I mean, who doesn’t!?

She enjoyed it since she loves spinning in our computer chairs.

Next we had to head over to the family fun park and let her ride a pony since she’s enthralled with her rocking horse that makes horsey sounds (which she replicates pretty well I might add).

As soon as she spotted them, she was squeeling with joy. I knew she’d love it!

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When it was time to get off, she cried. My poor girl needs a real pony.

Luckily some family in my husbands hometown have some horses that she can see and ride when we visit, which won’t  cost us $7 for less than 5 minutes. Eek!

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She didnt get upset the next day since I think she got a big dose of numerous horses in the horse barn right before. She loved when they’d come over and say hi to her through the gate, and she would reach out and touch their noses.

We didnt watch any concerts since they start at 7pm and we were ready to go home by then, nor did we play any carnival games. But that’s okay, we endulged on food, barns and exhibits.

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Arya and the baby goat were curious about each other’s flavor…

clark county fair

It was great fun as you can see..and I can’t wait til next year when she can enjoy the rides more.




  1. / 12:20 AM

    How fun. I remember going to the state fair when I was young. I always liked seeing all the different animals. And of course now the food is a big draw.

  2. / 3:40 AM

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun! But yeah the prices at the fair are just way too steep, but I guess it’s this way whenever there is a fair.

  3. robin masshole mommy
    / 4:04 AM

    That sounds like so much fun! We love big fairs like this and are looking forward to the one coming up in Sept here in MA.

  4. / 5:12 AM

    Looks like a lot of fun. I love county fairs, the food, drinks, and rides. Just bummed as we don’t get too many of them in NYC.

    • Jenn
      / 8:24 AM

      aww thats not fun!

  5. Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    / 5:22 AM

    Going to a fair is always a fun activity for the family. It sounds like you all had a great time. We’ll be heading to a fair in a few weeks! Can’t wait!
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  6. / 7:32 AM

    Going to our state fair in Kansas is something we look forward to every year! It is so fun to eat “fair food” and ride rides…see all the vendors! My kids have a blast and I try not to think about all the calories, LOL!

  7. / 8:05 AM

    What a fun fair, looks like a great place to stay! I am glad that your family had a blast here at the county fair, looks like a great time for a family!

  8. Pam
    / 8:10 AM

    My kids always loved going to the county fair. It’s definitely gotten pricier over the years though. I love the spinning strawberry. How cute.

  9. / 8:18 AM

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. My girls love horses too, and pony rides are so expensive!

  10. / 10:03 AM

    We didn’t make it to any county fairs this year! Not time – so glad you were able to make some memories – my kids are sad we didn’t have time this year.

  11. / 1:41 PM

    Aww, what a fun time! It’s great that she was able to ride the strawberry and the pony!

  12. Elizabeth O.
    / 5:14 PM

    State fairs are always fun especially with little kids around! I’m sure you had a great time and from the kids’ smiles in the pictures, they did too!

  13. / 5:54 PM

    This looks like a really fun fair. I haven’t been to a fair in a long time. I miss days like that.

    • Jenn
      / 9:34 PM

      I agree. Seeing her face light up was the highlight of my day!

    • Jenn
      / 9:34 PM

      Me too. They’re so cute when they get excited!

  14. / 9:02 PM

    This looks like a great way to spend the day! My kids love going to the fair when it is in town.
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  15. aly mashrah
    / 5:20 AM

    Aw! Sounds like you guys had so much fun. I love taking my little one to the fair, too.

  16. Nicole Escat
    / 9:33 AM

    Wow, nice adventure! My son will surely be delighted if I show him these pictures of yours.

  17. Nikki Wayne
    / 10:37 AM

    This is a place where my son can go crazy! I want to bring him there!

  18. Nicole Etolen
    / 11:23 AM

    Oh, it would be twice the fun if you have watched the concert. This is a very magical place.

  19. Dee
    / 3:36 PM

    This brings back so many memories going to a state fair as a child! I remember running from one ride to another with my cousins and enjoying the animals of at the petting area.

  20. Rosey
    / 4:10 AM

    Every little girl needs a pony. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t get to a fair this year, we missed it!

  21. Anosa
    / 4:55 AM

    As a kid back home we used to go to fairs regularly, I too have wonderful memories there with my family and friends. What fun you guys had.
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  22. Maggie
    / 10:12 PM

    from your article, I know much more information about the Clark County Fair and I am fairly willing to visit it one day.
    Your girl is very beautiful!

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