The 2009 4th of July celebration was a blast (he, he)! I would recommend heading there next year, especially if Gainesville starts a tradition of no fireworks.
Corner of 235-A and Peggy Road
Slightly edited to remove the boring wait time between explosions.
235-A was a trap
On my way to the fairgrounds I found a large group parking near a pasture along CR 253-A so I joined them. The view promised to be excellent, with this wide open vista in front of us.
Don’t be fooled!
As it turns out, 235-A isn’t a great place to watch the fireworks – the explosions are too low and there is a hill that blocks most of them. I drove around to find a better place and ended up at the corner or Peggy Road and 235-A, which is where this video was taken. I did get to drive RIGHT UNDER the fireworks in my quest – very cool, the whole car was shaking!
Also – While everyone waited people got antsy and one couple had a spat that was almost a splat! The woman drove off and almost fish-tailed into a parked truck. Scary since there were so many people around.
So, next year I’ll be at the actual fair grounds…
I have gone the last 4 years and it is always a good time and a good show.