Carbon County Fair is full of animals, rides
Children enjoy the Paratrooper ride on Tuesday night at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton. KRISTINE PORTER/TIMES NEWS
The weather is looking up for the rest of the Carbon County Fair. Despite two nights of rain, the fair is in full swing with plenty of rides, food and 4-H exhibits.
Jennifer Lax said she and her family came out because “we thought it was important to support the fair on their 20th anniversary.” She said she has been bringing her sons to the fair since “they were itty bitty.”
On Monday night, they watched the fireworks from Blue Mountain Resort.
“We had a fantastic view,” she said.
Lax said she grew up in a city and loves living in the country where fairs are still available for people to enjoy.
For some, this fair is particularly important.
Erica Mesaros said her son, Caleb Mesaros, has been waiting three years for this fair. This year, he was old enough to enter his chickens into the 4-H competition. She said children have to be 8 years old by Jan. 1. and Caleb is now 9.
Caleb Mesaros thinks his rooster, Zack, could win this year.
“I think so if I can tame him more,” he said.
Mesaros also has chickens in the competition, too. His mother said three of them are named after his teachers, who thought it was sweet that he named the chickens after them. They often ask Caleb and his mother how “their” chickens were doing.
“They are so supportive,” Erica Mesaros said.
Two of the teachers are coming out on Thursday to visit the family and one will be there for the judging.
Skylar Moyer, 11, is also hoping to place in the chicken competition. She has both a male and female Duckwing Chickens up for ribbons.
Moyer said she began raising them in January in her bedroom. They lived there for four months before moving to her grandmother’s house.
They were very stinky, but she enjoyed having them, she said.
“Its fun waking up in the morning and knowing there’s little chickens to snuggle with,” Moyer said.
The pair are named Prince and Princessa.
“I call them that, because I spoil them,” she said. “I treat my chickens like they’re my own children.”
A volunteer at the fair, Judy Kemmerer has been looking after the exhibit tent full of flower and plant items, as well as an antique farm equipment display.
“They’re all nice,” she said about the exhibits. She couldn’t pick one as her favorite.
The fair runs from 4 to 10 p.m. now through Saturday. Ticket prices are $5 every day for everyone 6 years old and older.