State Fair Safety

Blue Ribbons, Corn Dogs, Cotton Candy and Amusement Rides

It’s August so it’s the beginning of State Fair Season. There’s always something new at each State Fair but what’s not new is being prepared to handle the heat and the crowds.

Handling the Heat

Many state fairs have “cooling tents” with fans and some with air conditioners. Then there’s always the inside pavilions which provide an escape as you view the blue ribbon pies and goodies from the garden. Drinking plenty of fluids, preferably water can provide the best hydration and relief. Sports drinks are great at replenishing your electrolytes but not so convenient when you just want to pour some over your hot little head. Water is the best solution. Soaking a handkerchief with a little water and wrapping around your neck also provides some relief while strolling on the Midway.

Handling the Crowds

Crowd control is up to each state fair to manage but we can help keep you and your children connected with our I.C.O.E. Safety Bracelets. This is not a new idea to some of the state fair boards.

The Texas state fair in 2015 had tables for parents to write their contact numbers on paper tabs that wrap around the children’s wrist. The instructions were for the children to show a fair policeman or other authority figure if they got separated from their parents. Sounds very familiar to I.C.O.E. Bracelets instructions.

For state fair safety, whether you use the paper bracelets your state provides or one of our bracelets, it’s important for children to know they can show their bracelet to an authority and be reunited with their family and not be afraid of the crowds. For parents there’s a level of reassurance you’ll have knowing your cell number is on your children’s wrist and they know who to show it to so you’ll be reunited.

So if your child wanders off or makes a fearless beeline for the cotton candy and corn dogs, don’t panic that they’re lost. Be confident they know to show their bracelet and be reconnected with you to continue enjoying the state fair together.


Abut the Author:

Michele Redmon, owner of I.C.O.E. Bracelets loves the benefit this product provides. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. If you have ever lost a child or even thought you lost one, the terror will live on in your heart forever. Our bracelets help eliminate that fear. And they’re fun to wear. Michele is passionate about helping others and enjoys volunteering and outdoor activities when not working on the business. And she loves talking to her customers so drop her a line –