The Okanogan County Family Faire celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary last weekend and although I’ll probably always think of it as the “Barter Faire” it continues to be something that every one should see, at least once.
While the faire in many ways is like some sort of fantastical small city come to life in the hills above Tonasket, one can only imagine what it must look like through a child’s eyes.
The kids and grown ups spent a lot of time in Youthtopia this year. The swings and the slides made for lots of activity among the twins. And you know us Godfathers never get tired of pushing ones Godchild in the swing. Perhaps the next favorite thing for the twins was the music and dancing – most of the kids dancing by the stage seemed to never tire out.
Everyone at the faire is very welcoming and most you meet leaves you with a “have a good faire” as you move on to the next sight, sound or vendor. People from all walks of life can be seen taking in the sights, enjoying the food and checking out what the vendors have to offer. And this year the weather was great with blue skies, sunshine and just a hint of the winter to come as day turned to evening.
While I limited myself to a 40th Anniversary T-Shirt as far as purchases go, there were lots of items that beckoned me