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DIY Patriotic County Fair Games

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HWTM 4th of July Carnival Games

These county fair-style game ideas are part of our “All-American County Fair” 4th of July Party. 🇺🇸🤩

Inspired by the classic games, we crafted a homemade Ring Toss, Balloon Dart Board, and Gunny Sack Race… and even made some “semi-DIY” Award Ribbons using store-bought ribbons + party circles! Scroll down for a closer look at all the fun details. Most of the “DIY” elements are self explanatory through the images, but simple descriptions are included at the end of the post as well. 😊

4th of July Party Printables

My County Fair 4th of July printables are available in our store! Use them to add instant style and personalized details to your party. 🙌 You can edit the custom text yourself – right on the website – whenever (and as often as) you need to! Click here to buy this collection.

4th of July County Fair Printables

Ring Toss Game with Vintage Coke Bottles

DIY Gunny Sacks

Decorated pillowcases make for a fun pre-party project AND super cute pics during your race!

Gunny Sack Races with DIY Gunny Sacks

Pillow Case Gunny Sack Race

We used scrap fabric, an inexpensive American Flag decoration, and craft poms to decorate these pillowcases. Just sketch out or trace shapes onto your fabric, then cut them out! Everything is attached with hot glue, so there’s not even any sewing required!

You could also let kids create their own designs with fabric paint or markers. Seems like a good way to keep them occupied for a bit this summer, too. 😉

Gunny Sack Race with Best Hopper Award Ribbon

Glitter Wrapped Balloon Darts

Balloon Darts Carnival Game

4th of July Ring Toss Activity

Pictured below: store-bought “Award Ribbons” with our printable party circles glue to the front in order to make them coordinate the rest of the designs. A quick & easy “makeover”! 😉

Carnival 1st place blue ribbons

 

Patriotic County Fair Games

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Gunny Sack Race:

First, decorate pillowcases in patriotic themes. (This is a fun project for any age!) Then, define a race area in your yard with ribbon + printable START and FINISH signs attached to mini cones or garden stakes.

Ring Toss:

Add pattern paper + party circles to old-fashioned soda bottles. Place the bottles in wooden crates + set out small rings for tossing.

Balloon Darts:

Cover a foam board with red and white striped fabric. Blow up 2 shades of blue balloons and pin them on with tacks. For an extra-festive touch, embellish plastic darts with glitter ribbon (wrapped around the handle) and display the darts in a jar filled with red sand.

AWARD RIBBONS

  1. Cover a foam board with red and white stripe fabric. Add a white frame.
  2. Use a glue dot to attach a party circle to the front of an award ribbon.
  3. To display, unpin the ribbons and gently push them into the board.

4th of July Party Printables

My County Fair 4th of July printables are available in our store! Use them to add instant style and personalized details to your party. 🙌 You can edit the custom text yourself – right on the website – whenever (and as often as) you need to! Click here to buy this collection.

4th of July County Fair Printables

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  1. @alittlebook_js June 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

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    What a fun party! Such great ideas, I love your adorable helper too:))

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    Where did you find those cute red and blue cones for the sack race?

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