After The Great Allentown Fair, my favorite Lehigh Valley fair would have to be the one in Schnecksville. That would be the 26th Annual Schnecksville Fair, which starts today and runs through Saturday.

Each year I volunteer some of my time to help out at the hot dog stand, which benefits the Fair directly.

Besides people watching, here are a couple of reasons why I like this Fair:

1. Parking is free.
2. It's pretty cheap to get in.
3. Admission includes ALL rides, entertainment and shows.
4. They have a great Saturday night fireworks show.
5. There's a great variety of food, from ice cream sundaes to tacos!

The Fair also has some fun contests for the kids. My son has two ribbons from the pedal tractor pull contest, although now he is too old to participate anymore. They also have baking contests, coloring contests and live animals to view. Another favorite of mine is the chainsaw carving competition. You should see the masterpieces these guys (and gals) create! 

I'm hoping there's some good weather this week. I'll be there on Thursday night, how about you?