Usually we go to the petting zoo right off, but as we arrived, there was "The Great Bear Show" near the entrance. It was pretty cool seeing the bears play (they didn't do very much performing, but what they did was fun), and it was actually very educational. I felt much better when they said that all the bears in the show were rescued cubs that could never live in the wild, and doing shows for part of the year helped pay for their care for the rest of the year. They seemed pretty happy and relaxed despite the crowd.
Because it was the 50th anniversary of the Washington County Fair all the rides on opening night were 50 cents, which is a huge discount from the normal prices. Because of this, we could ride many more rides, and let the kids go to town. We also met up with Shelli and her kids and Grandma Bubbles, and also saw Echo and her family while we were there. You can tell the kids were enjoying their cousins.
This was Max's first opportunity to ride fair rides, so he went on the train with Grandma Bubbles, then on the carousel with me. He seemed to have a good time, and wasn't as faced by the noise and heat as his siblings had been at his age.