Last Saturday, I headed out to Conner Prairie with my three year old son, Nicholas; my good friend, Karen; and her ten year old son, Blake. It was a gorgeous fall day — perfect for taking in Conner Prairie’s Country Fair. The tractor parade, in particular, was something that I thought both boys would enjoy. Blake was hoping to ride the new balloon but unfortunately high winds kept the balloon ride grounded on Saturday.
Our first stop was the Animal Adventure area. Both boys liked brushing the goats and petting the lambs. Our next stop was candle making. The boys enjoyed it — for me, this was the most stressful part of the day! Keeping an eye on an energetic three year old around a cauldron of hot water was keeping me a little too busy chasing after him. I tried to wrap that up quickly!
Then we walked through the covered bridge into the 1886 area, where we pumped water, watered the garden and fed the chickens in the hen house. Blake had fed the chickens on a school field trip and wanted to go back and do it again. There was a game of 1880s baseball going on as we passed through Liberty Corner. We looked for Conner Prairie’s resident cat, Garfield, but he was nowhere to be found. We made it just in time for the tractor parade and Nicholas and Blake both liked sitting on the old vintage tractors. We ran out of time to go to the Apple Store — with apple slushies, caramel apples and popcorn, so we’ll definitely stop there when we go back in October for Headless Horseman.
For more information about Conner Prairie, visit their website.