Luzerne County Fair closes on rainy Sunday

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
Nyhisa Zisk, of Cochranville, works on her shrimp basket and tartar sauce on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Hoodies and umbrellas were a common sight as fair goers walked through the Luzerne County Fairgrounds on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Madison Kessler, of Fleetville, left, feeds a llama with her aunt Sierra Benedict, of Mill City, on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Tony Kalinosky, of Kingston Township, right, walks through the antique tractor display with his grandchildren Teddy Brady, 7, and Tessa Brady, 9, on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. - - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Cousins Zachary Dunstan, 5, of Pittston, right, and Hunter Kline, 2, of Wilkes-Barre, ride the Baja Buggy on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. - - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

DALLAS — The 56th annual Luzerne County Fair saw almost every kind of weather during its five-day run.

Temperatures started at 91 degrees on Wednesday and dropped as low as 55 with rain on Sunday. But that did not deter loyal fair goers from attending.

“To be honest I came because I didn’t want to cook lunch,” laughed Cyndi Colb, 40, of Dallas. “My family and I also came today so we can try the food that we didn’t get the chance to when we came Friday night.”

Kolb said Friday’s long lines limited the food options, but her son Tyler, 20, had to go back for a Friday favorite.

“I went for the alligator bites again,” said Tyler. “It’s something different that I don’t get the chance to eat, and they are also just really good.”

Cyndi was surprised that despite the colder and rainy weather people were still showing up.

“I mean the fair is always a good time no matter the weather, but it’s much more manageable to walk around,” she said. “This fair is great. It’s part of where we live.”

The Kolb’s weren’t the only ones to attend the fair with food on their minds, Candida Vogan took her 9-year-old daughter, Trista, for the countless food options.

“The doughnuts were really good,” said Trista Vogan, of Hunlock Creek. “I had some with cinnamon sugar.”

Trista begged her mom to come to the fair so she can hop on many of the rides the fair had to offer.

Sadly, many of the rides were closed due to the rainy weather.

Peyton Mamola, 13, of Dallas, wasn’t detered from the weather as Sunday marked her third time in the week attending the fair.

“While I haven’t been able to go on rides today, I had a fun time going on them when I came before,” Mamola said. “No matter what I’ve just had a good time hanging out with friends.”

Nyhisa Zisk, of Cochranville, works on her shrimp basket and tartar sauce on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_TTL091018CountyFair_5.jpgNyhisa Zisk, of Cochranville, works on her shrimp basket and tartar sauce on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

Hoodies and umbrellas were a common sight as fair goers walked through the Luzerne County Fairgrounds on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_TTL091018CountyFair_4.jpgHoodies and umbrellas were a common sight as fair goers walked through the Luzerne County Fairgrounds on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

Madison Kessler, of Fleetville, left, feeds a llama with her aunt Sierra Benedict, of Mill City, on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_TTL091018CountyFair_3.jpgMadison Kessler, of Fleetville, left, feeds a llama with her aunt Sierra Benedict, of Mill City, on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

Tony Kalinosky, of Kingston Township, right, walks through the antique tractor display with his grandchildren Teddy Brady, 7, and Tessa Brady, 9, on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_TTL091018CountyFair_2.jpgTony Kalinosky, of Kingston Township, right, walks through the antique tractor display with his grandchildren Teddy Brady, 7, and Tessa Brady, 9, on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

Cousins Zachary Dunstan, 5, of Pittston, right, and Hunter Kline, 2, of Wilkes-Barre, ride the Baja Buggy on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_TTL091018CountyFair_1.jpgCousins Zachary Dunstan, 5, of Pittston, right, and Hunter Kline, 2, of Wilkes-Barre, ride the Baja Buggy on the final day of the Luzerne County Fair on Sunday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

By Dan Stokes

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Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes

Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes