The Pasco County’s Fair’s theme this year was “It’s an Adventure,” and the crowd at the event seemed to bring that idea to life.
The fair, which recently wrapped, ran from Feb. 17 through Feb. 23.
Held at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City, it had a little of something for everyone.
Dozens of amusement rides dotted the landscape, giving thrill-seekers of all ages a wide selection of options.
Rides, such as the “Frog Hopper,” the kiddie coaster, the Ferris wheel and the carousel were just some of the child-approved choices.
For the more adventurous, one could try out the “Zipper,” in which people sat in caged carts that flipped upside down and spun, as they journeyed around a rotating oblong frame.
The “Ring of Fire” was another bold choice.
The ride was a giant loop fitted with track — similar to a roller coaster — which stood approximately 50 feet high. Riders, two to a seat, sat in a train that propelled forward, then backward, until the momentum would bring the train to stop on top of the loop, dangling riders upside down.
The rides weren’t the only attractions.
There also were daily agricultural shows and competitions, musical performances, magic shows, and even a Pirate high-wire aerial act.
There were lots of games of chance, too, with lucky winners walking away with plush dolls and goldfish.
Hungry patrons and foodies rejoiced — with a seemingly endless choice of concession options, including hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and more.
Perhaps the highlight of the event, though, were the happy memories made by friends and family spending some time at the 73rd annual Pasco County Fair.
Published February 26, 2020
Five-year-old Clint Chessher, of Zephyrhills, reacts with excitement as he sits on the spinning wheel of the ‘Hillbilly Village’ funhouse. Clint was at the Pasco County Fair with his dad, Dwayne, and their friends, the Stoner family.