Jul 28, 2012 9:54 PM by Hope Hanselman, KSBY News

The Mid-State Fair through a five-year-old's eyes

Whether it's the cotton candy, the concerts or the carousel that draws them, thousands have made it out to the Mid-State Fair for whatever it is that sparks some magic.

True, fairs and summers seem to go hand in hand. But, as more of them go by, they can lose a little bit of that lure.

KSBY wanted to see it through new eyes. Following around a five-year-old boy was exhausting, but a whole new adventure.

Oak Emmons, of Templeton, brought his dad to the fair Saturday for some matters of business.

"I like scary rides, they're more funner," Oak said.

He ventured onto the pony rides to get in touch with his Western roots.

"I thought I was riding a real horsey," he said, although he was riding a real horse. "It was like chasing some cows."

Soon, Oak was ready for some more extreme action. Six seconds in the arena against... Taco, the sheep he named at the Mutton Bustin' stadium.

Fresh off the lamb chops, Oak was already headed for a ride called, "Walk on water," where he climbed into a plastic ball and rolled his way across a pool of water.

You'd think he might be ready to call it a day at that point. But, then again, there was so much more to see.

The Mid-State Fair closes Sunday. The countdown is on. What will you make of it?



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