My turn: Fairs are time for family

I love fairs. I was recently thinking about why, in my mid-20s, I still get excited about going to the fair and I realized it’s nostalgia.

The local county fairs are a symbol of home and family for me. Some of my fondest memories as a child are going to local fairs and similar events with my family. It was a time when there was no sibling rivalry or fighting but just simple family fun and begging dad to buy us treats.

I think I realized this week as I watched a lot of small children running around the fair, hand-in-hand with their parents, that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

I have enjoyed visiting the Curry County Fair in Clovis this week. I got to enjoy the Avalanche ride, a funnel cake and a lumberjack show, along with covering a junior goat competition.

Next week, I’m very excited about attending the Roosevelt County Fair and seeing all of the lovely displays and fun entertainment they are providing this year. I think I’m a little more excited for this fair, because this will be my first year to be able to attend the Roosevelt County Fair.

Alisa Boswell is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and writes for Freedom New Mexico. Contact her at