Summertime fairs represent the peak of summer. Food booths and picnic tables, games and prizes, and if you’re lucky, fireworks come sunset. For your next summer party, get inspired by the magic of country-style fairs to bring everyone together. Play with rustic details to tie the theme together, like gingham tablecloths, galvanized metal serving trays or condiment racks, BBQ favorites and outdoor games like horseshoes, ring toss and sack races.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Southern Tea Party
Hosting your fair in a park is the best way to recreate all the outdoor fun. You’ll have plenty of room for games and a foldable table or two (if there aren’t picnic tables available).
In addition to the classic fair games, throw in a little something unexpected like a fortune teller. Guests can walk away with a personalized reading that leaves them wondering whether or not their fortune will come true.
A live bluegrass band is the perfect way to tie this event together. If you are hosting your event in a public outdoor space, double check noise restrictions and keep in mind you may need a permit and electrical source for amps and microphones.
Serve up a few different southern comfort foods in a food tent presentation with an DIY sauce bar. Fried chicken, corn on the cob and pulled pulled pork sandwiches with sauces like barbecue, honey mustard, mango habanero, chipotle mayo and more. For more of a bite-size option, make fried chicken and biscuit sliders.
Get the party started with a classic country cocktail. Sloe gin, Southern Comfort, amaretto, and orange juice make this delicious drink.