There is every personality type to be found at the S.C. State Fair.
Some come solely for the thrill of the rides, others for a stroll through the exhibits, and others still to try their hand at one of many fair games. Then there are those who just like to sit back and take it all in.
We ventured onto the fairgrounds Friday to see how folks were Finding Their Happy at this year’s fair. Here’s a look at their stories. Maybe you’ll see a little of yourself.
It took four games and even a few more tries before Tamela Burgess finally claimed her first prize at the Whoopper Water game booth. But the Hopkins resident said the persistence was well worth the wait. “We’ve played a few,” she said of the spirited competitions she was having with her husband, John. “We’ve lost a few so far, but it’s all in the fun of playing.”
Pizza and Fiske fries made for the perfect combination for Spartanburg’s Julie Delaney as she helped herself to lunch with her sister, mother and two daughters. “All my children love the rides but we come for the food,” Delaney said. “We plan our visits around lunch time so that we can come and eat.” And the best part about fair food, she said, is “everything is calories-free.”