The other day I visited a funfair museum in Paris, today I’m going to show my dear Steemit friends the real fairground here in Belgium.
This kind of small traveling funfair is very typical in Europe. In Belgium, many fair trucks travel for a couple of days to a small village, a couple of weeks to a bigger city. Normally they would occupy one or two squares in town. Funfair takes place at the beginning of September. I think it’s a great timing. Because it’s always difficult to be back to the school after a long summer holiday. I believe funfair can make kids’ returning to schools much easier.
Just like the old days, there are many attractions and amusement rides, both for kids and adults, in the funfair. Most of them aren’t as adventurous and complicated as those in the permanent amusement parks.
Game room, they have some typical machines to play. Mainly crane machines and slot machines here.
Another important thing in the fair is the funfair food. Most of them you can find in other shops but some you can only find once a year, in a funfair. Let me show you some of them. Both young and old love the funfair food!
In Belgium, waffles are the most important and symbolic snacks. We (mostly me?) do eat a lot of them but mainly the plain ones. Those with fruits and cream are super festive.
Churros is a traditional Spanish dessert and breakfast. They are like waffles, have many varieties. We don’t find them much here though, other than in the funfair or the Christmas markets.
These sugar- or chocolate-coated fruits are the most popular funfair food. They look similar as a traditional Chinese dessert but back home the most commonly used-fruit is the sweet-sour Chinese hawthorn.
Also different kind of candies, nougats, lollipops and that purple cone-shaped one, cuberdon, a very traditional Belgian candy. It’s raspberry-flavored and made with gum arabic. Some love it, some hate it. I personally don’t think it’s bad. If you come to Belgium, try it out and let me know if you love it or not.
My favorite is still the ice cream. In the funfair they give out (mainly to kids) a little colorful stick that you can put in the ice cream. I think my ice cream is cooler than yours!