I grew up seeing the billboards for the Dixon May Fair along Intestate 80, but never ventured out to check out the festivities.
On Mother’s Day, I thought it would be a fun way to spend it with the family and let the kids check out the livestock. This fair is pretty darn awesome and such a great event for families. Since the kids are still young, we spent most of the day checking out the animals. Malia raced to the Shetland ponies the minute her eyes fell on them. She was so excited to ride one….until she was actually placed on one. LOL Luckily, they have a great refund policy for kids that aren’t quite ready for that adventure.
Our day wasn’t spoiled in the least. She discovered the turkeys, goats, sheep (they have very interesting eyes, by the way!), the bunnies, chickens and finally the pigs. At the end of the day, the pigs were her favorite. She fell asleep in the car, holding her corn dog stick (DEVOURED in a matter of minutes after running around in the hot sun), and mumbling to see the “piggies momma!”
Not a bad way to spend this beautiful spring day and Mother’s Day!
Things to Know
- Parking is $5, but if you go early enough, there’s also street parking
- Entry is $12 per person but there is an $8 advance sale price
- One unopened bottle of water per person is allowed. I suggest bringing some as it does get hot and dry in Dixon
- Along with water, bring sunblock and plenty of it. I’m always particular about keeping the kids’ skin protected. Below are a couple of my favorite brands.
Check out the website, www.dixonmayfair.com, for more information. They are known to have good bands perform at the fair. I’d love to check those events out in the future.