Summer in the Midwest is all about fireflies and funnel cakes and what better way to celebrate that with a fair!

a fair ride during dusk on a warm summer evening toned with a retro vintage instagram filter effect

Do you have memories of going to your local fair or festival, sipping on a milkshake and eating a corndog? Here at Melrose we have the Adams County Fair located just 10 minutes from our headquarters in Quincy, IL.The Adams County Fair has various activities every night including bull riding, a demo derby, Little Miss and Mister Pageants, 4H Buildings and awesome concerts (this year featuring country artist Jerrod Niemann!). In honor of the fair rolling into town this week we’ve asked the Melrose staff to share their favorite fair foods and memories from the Adams County Fair — you may notice a theme when it comes to the food! 😉

Funnel cakes, Taco Salad, and Lemon Shake Ups!!!!! Love the Demo Derby!
– Ashley, Credit/Accounts Receivable

Corn dogs for sure!!  My parents always made us leave the fair before dark.  So, now I make sure we go to the fair in the dark and we ride rides until they shut them down.  My kids absolutely love it!
– Lesley, Inside Sales Coordinator

The rides!
– Missy, Credit/Accounts Receivable

Funnel cakes and Cotton Candy. And of course the rides!!
– Shannon, Claims

Funnel cakes!!!! Walking Tacos and the milk shakes!! I love to visit the 4H buildings and the demolition derby
– Debbie, Inside Sales Coordinator

Funnel Cakes!
– Bretta, Inside Sales Coordinator

Funnel Cakes and Corn Dogs! Oohh and Lemon Shake-ups!!
– Coulada, Order Processing

My favorite Fair food is Curley Fries with cheese and Funnel Cakes, also Lemonade Shake-ups. Favorite Fair activity the bull riding and rides with the kids of course.
– Heather, Drop Ship Coordinator

Funnel cakes, Pork Texas toast sandwiches, Chicken wrapped bacon on a stick
– Kinsey, Graphic Designer

Funnel cakes, lemonade shake ups, and the rides
– Krista, Receptionist

Lemon shake ups, funnel cakes and pork sandwiches!
– Sarah, Marketing

To get a glimpse into the Adams County Fair see more here. Remember to visit your local fair this year and take a trip down memory lane!