Top 8 Safety Tips for Enjoying County Fairs and Amusement Parks

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County fairs and amusement parks are loads of fun with rides, games, and great food. However, with so many people around, personal safety is important. Here are some simple tips to help you enjoy the fair and park while staying safe.

1. Stay Aware of Your Surroundings  

There are dangers all around us. Be aware of everything and everyone around you. The crowd is a perfect place for bad folks, such as pickpockets and kidnappers, to hide.

2. Trust Your Instincts  

While being aware of your surroundings, trust your instincts. Your instincts, which act with your subconscious, can notice things you might not consciously be aware of.

If you get a bad feeling about someone or a situation, leave immediately! If you are fearful for your safety, go to the security office or the nearest law enforcement officer.

3. Have a Meeting Spot  

If your group decides to split up, have a designated time and place for everyone to meet up when it’s time to leave.

4. Stay with Your Group  

Don’t wander away from your group. There is safety in numbers. If you want to check something out, tell someone where you’re going and take a buddy with you.

5. Stay Hydrated  

Stay hydrated, especially in hot weather, to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses. Avoid sugary or alcoholic drinks, as they can cause dehydration.

Bring a water bottle with you; many amusement parks have water fountains or refill stations available.

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6. Keep an Eye on Your Belongings  

In crowded places, pickpockets and thieves can easily blend in. A simple bump from someone can be a distraction to steal your wallet or purse.

Keep your money and phone in your front pockets, not in your back pocket, as it’s easy for someone to snatch them from behind.

If you carry a purse, wear the strap across your body and keep the purse in front of you.

7. Be Careful with the Food  

Fairs are famous for their food, like deep-fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and cotton candy. However, some food might not be safe.

Only buy from vendors who can be seen following proper food handling practices. Avoid food that has been sitting out; you can’t be sure if it’s safe to eat.

8. Ride Safely  

Follow all the safety rules for the rides. Don’t try to bypass the safety features either. They are there to keep you safe.

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The Takeaway  

County fairs and amusement parks offer an enjoyable time. By following a few simple tips, you can make sure your time at the county fair or amusement park is safe.

Just saying!

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