Saturday, 8 October 2016

Erin Fall Fall- October 7th, 2016

I had visited the Erin Fall Fair with my brother Scott and our Mom for the first time. Our mom hadn't been in years so, it was really a day of her reliving old memories and creating new ones. Since there wasn't much at the fair when we had visited, the main focus of this report is of the midway which was supplied by Robertson Amusements of Orangeville, Ontario. They had an offer of $25 for unlimited rides on Friday, so how could we pass up such a deal? To my delight, the rides were well maintained and the ride operators were very friendly and kind. Now, let's get on to those photos!

Once the rides opened shortly after 11:30am, we ventured into the Mardi Gras fun house. It's just a basic glass maze with some mirrors at top but, it still is fun!
Here's a view of the Avalanche which became quite popular as the day continued.
Here's the super fast Gondola Wheel. For some strange reason it moved faster than any other gondola wheel I've been on!
Here's one of the many games that was on the midway which is the Whac-A-Mole. 
Here's a photo of the very fun family coaster, the Looney Lagoon! It may appear tame but, once those cars (barrels) begin to spin as the train goes around the track, be sure to hold on for a wild ride! This coaster had more spinning than the Crazy Mouse at The Ex! I was quite impressed with this coaster made by Wisdom Rides!
Here is a view of some of Robertson Amusements' midway from atop the Mardi Gras fun house.
Here's another view of more of the midway with the Gondola Wheel standing tall.
While Scott and I were taking a spin on the Avalanche, our mom decided to capture some photos.
As the Avalanche begins to move fast, the ride operator sounds a horn!
Here is Scott and I just as the ride is coming to a halt.
Here is a photo of the Ali Baba. This ride is quite similar to the Avalanche except it soars high into the sky giving riders quite the view before the swoop towards the ground! 
Here is a closeup shot of the Gondola Wheel.
Here is Robertson Amusements' Guest Services as it stood on the main midway. 
Here is a photo looking towards the back of the midway. 
Here is one of the many games which can be found on the midway at the Erin Fall Fair.
Here are the Skee-ball machines which you don't really see on midways anymore.
Here are some rabbits. The one on the left was cleaning itself like a cat! It kept on cleaning itself while we were in the tent. It was rather hilarious!
Here is a view of the Gondola Wheel looking up while Scott and I were waiting in line for a ride.
Here is a view of the empty midway on the Friday afternoon. I am quite sure that the midway will be packed throughout the rest of the weekend, especially with the nice weather that is in store!
Here is a view of the Gondola Wheel as seen from the vendors' tent area.
If you had forgotten where we were, we're at the Erin Fair!
Here is the Extreme, which is a Tivoli Remix. It's a variant of the Orbiter ride featured at many fairs. This features floor-less cars which restrain riders with a shoulder restraint.
Here is the other coaster on the midway, the Dragon Wagon. It is definitely a coaster that will get the little ones introduced to coasters!
Here is a variant of the Berry-Go-Round, which is known as Tea Time.
Here is possibly the best looking Berry-Go-Round I have seen! The berries were very shiny and well maintained as they were easy to spin! 
Here is the Scooter bumper cars! These ones are by far the best bumper cars I have come across at any fair! The real bump as the cars move fast! Scott and I had taken a couple of rides on them throughout the day.
Here is one last view of the midway just before leaving for the day!
But, just before we left, we decided to take a look at some large vegetables! Here are some long gourds!
Here is the largest pumpkin at the Erin Fall Fair!
Here's the prettiest pumpkin!
Here's a large pumpkin cut open and gutted! 
Here are some large jack-o-lanterns!
Here are some extremely large turnips!
Here are some large Marrow. They look like a large cucumber crossed with a watermelon! ;-)
Here is a large Kohlrabi!
Here's a large Bushel Gourd!
Here's an old stage coach that once traveled between Erin and Guelph with some carved pumpkins in front of it.
Here's a side view of the same stage coach! I hope you enjoyed looking at my photos of my first visit to the Erin Fall Fair! :-)

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