I love carnivals. They are a key piece of my memories from my younger days. My way younger days.
Specifically I remember cotton candy, carmel corn, carnival games like ring toss, and my uncle who I recall worked at the ring toss game. He had a smock similar to those Home Depot things, except his was shorter (only around his waist) and packed with plastic rings, carnival tickets, coins, and I am certain a joint and roach clip. It was the early 70’s after all.
He was all long hair, humor, someone I looked up to, and full of love.
So… that’s my backstory about my connection to carnivals and carnival activity.
This image was captured on the streets of Snohomish during Kla Ha Ya Days. Kla Ha Ya Days is a once a year festival that happens in and around the small country town of Snohomish Washington. There are street vendors, fun activities, and one of those traveling carnivals.
I really loved the colors of this vibrant trailer on wheels loaded with carbs and junk food. It totally brought me back to the smells, sights, sounds, lights, and tastes of a small town traveling carnival.
Please enjoy this image and remember your first time at the local small town carnival.