Every year, our town held an annual fair, and it was a time for sickly sweet fairy floss, sideshow alley clowns and classic carnival rides. Our fair used to transform ordinary acreage into an extravaganza of bright lights and festivities. Classic carnival rides churned out a production of laughter and joy, drenching the atmosphere for miles. Many of us have fond memories of our local fair, especially of the classic carnival rides.
1. House of Mirrors
The house of mirrors is one of the oldest of the classic carnival rides. The creator drew inspiration from the hall of mirrors in the Palace of Versailles in Paris. A maze of mirrors is enough to confuse the best of us, but it's a lot of fun to run around and do each year. I pitied the poor carney folk who had to clean those mirrors at the end of each day.