Monthly Archives: September 2011

Love at the York Fair: Romance blossoms amid the fried and the rides

Originally published in the Living section cover of the York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011

By LAUREN BOYER 
Daily Record/Sunday News

York, PA – The sign on the ferris wheel at the York Fair says it all:

“No single riders.”

Its black block letters stare down from the chain-link fence, sending a subtle message to lonely hearts arriving at America’s oldest fair without a hand to hold.

To hopeless romantics, it’s the ultimate fair dare: Find love — or something like it. It blossoms here.

And nobody accepts the challenge better than the teen couples, traipsing through the midway beneath the fluorescent moonlight, shamelessly playing tonsil hockey with their hands crisscrossed into each others’ jean pockets. Continue reading