Fun at the Kings County Fair {Pics & Vlog}

Hey! How was your weekend? I spent it doing a ton of cleaning and I managed to take the boys to the zoo :)

Last Memorial Day weekend we headed out to the county fair. Now although this is the 4th year of the Kings County fair, this is our first  year in attendance! This fair is not quite a huge as those you see in the Midwest but it was nice and small yet big enough for us.

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The Kings County fair was held at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn which  is about 15 minutes away from home. The intent really was to take the kids wear them all the way out and have a good time.

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The great thing about the fair was that they had an equal amount of kid rides and big people rides (aka rides I’d never get on! #wuss).

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I love the ambiance of the fair, kids walking around with prizes they won, greasy food trucks galore, the smell of fresh popcorn–the fair is just begging for you to have fun!


We went on all the kiddie rides several times and although the general admission was an easy 5 bucks, the ride tickets is where you spent all your money! Some rides were 5 tickets,  some were 3. At what averaged out to be 50 cents per tickets, things can get  pretty expensive quick!

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My personal favorite part was the butterfly tent. They were so beautiful  it’s a shame that my kids thought the exact opposite and screamed bloody Mary whenever one got close to them. Oh well.

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I was not as excited as the kids (or my husband) to visit the mini zoo. The kids got super excited to feed them, while I stood back praying that the cages were secured properly. (They were.)

Check out my mini video where you can watch some live action of the Kings County fair :)

p.s. I am giving away two copies of Robin Roberts Memoir Everybody’s Got Something Over on my Facebook Page! Click HERE to enter!

Do you go to your local fairs? Are you a thrill ride seeker or a low key ride kind of person? How was your weekend??



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Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. Yeah! Fair season has arrived! If it makes you feel any better, I wouldn’t go on those ride either! :)
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  2. I love a good fair. We have one on our agenda for this month but it’s going to be more of an adult outing because we want to see the concert. I would love the butterfly encounter too! It’s fun to see what kids like vs. what adults like.
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  3. I love going to our local fairs with the girls. Seriously, so much fun and so glad that the weather is finally getting nice enough to do this. Looked like you all had such a great time and loved the bonus video here, too :)
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  4. I miss going to fairs! I used to go a lot as a kid growing up in CT, but have never been to any in NY. Glad you had fun! If this post were mine, I would have been writing about all of the food I ate. Fried Dough, Fried Clams, Fried Oreos (haven’t tried, but I heard from Amber that I need to), Turkey Legs, Burgers….
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    • LOL girl I had a burger and it was delicious–my husband–jumped right off of NO CARB and had his favorite zeppoles…I don’t get it though. He ate the whole thing.

  5. Looks like a great fair, Nellie! There was a huge butterfly flying around in our backyard this weekend. Deuce kept running from it and I kept admiring how pretty it was.
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  6. I love the fairs but good gawd the prices they be taxing you down here in GA it costs so much. I only go if they have animals and I can do some stuff for free.
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  7. Your kids looked like they had a blast! We don’t have many fairs around here but I always try to go if I remember when they are.
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  8. This looks like so much fun Nellie. When you said you were going to give your kids the best summer ever, you were really not kidding! I love reading about all your adventures! :)
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  9. That sounds like a fun time – maybe we should go to the county fair here – it has been a long time since I’ve been to one!
    Y’all are definitely on your way to the best summer ever.
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  10. Every year I say I’m going to take Pookah to the fair, and every year, we never make it!!! This year we will go!!! I love your photos! You are getting so good!
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    • Thanks girl!! You are right, the more I practice the easier it gets. I got a long way to go though! Try to do the fair, its expensive but the kids really do have a good time. :)

  11. The fairs around here are mostly in the later summer/fall but we do have one going on right now! I should get there soon. It does have that fun little train!
    Des is just starting to get into rides too. I think he was very bewildered in Disney World.
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  12. Another notch in the belt of the “best summer ever”! Your little one had the best smile…makes me giggle every time I see it. We went to the county fair for the first time last year, and it was a blast. Our local fire department also hosts a carnival twice a year. We missed it last weekend, but hope to go at the end of the summer.
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  13. This is such a sweet post. You did say that you were going to start spending more time doing fun things with the kiddos. You are definitely doing that. The baby looks so grown up. Have fun with your boys this Summer. This is the fun part of life.
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  14. looks like so much fun! and the vlog really jazzed up the post. made me want to get up and dance :)
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