UPDATE: Fair Food for Me!

Yesterday one of my co-workers and I were walking down near the waterfront and the smell of corn dogs and fair food was in the air. Ah yes – the Waterfront Village – not my favorite part of the Rose Festival, but hey – the kids love it so I don’t have a problem with it. What I do think is lame however – is that there is an admission fee just to get in. Everything you would do inside costs money, to rides the rides, play the games, eat the food… but you still have to pay to get in.

If you’re going for an afternoon at the carnival – that’s probably not a huge deal – although it does add up for a family for sure. But we just wanted to pop in and grab a corn dog and some fried Oreos for lunch. We were more than willing to pay the inflated prices for the food – ’cause fair food doesn’t come along that often. But not when we would have to add another $5 on top of that just to get in.

I would imagine that the vendors could make a fair penny on downtown workers eating at the food stands if they were able to get in for free. Maybe not charge the admission fee until after 1pm on Mon-Fri, or even Mon-Thurs. Those who were are planning on staying all day can come early, get in free and probably end up spending more overall. And the rest of us can eat too much deep-fried goodness on a stick for a few days.

Hey PRFA – I think it’s a great idea – next year maybe?

UPDATE: So apparently I’m retarded. I thought I had looked all over the PRFA website and couldn’t find the fact that it is indeed free until 4pm – but I just missed it there somewhere.
Who’s meeting me tomorrow for corn dogs?!

2 Comments so far

  1. katiali on June 3rd, 2008 @ 11:41 am

    It’s actually free admission on weekdays til 4pm, and free all day tuesdays!

  2. divebarwife on June 3rd, 2008 @ 11:58 am

    Is it really? I looked all over the website and couldn’t find anything on that! Dang – well I’m glad it is! I wonder if I missed that when I skipped all the annoying Flash on the Waterfront Village part of the website.

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