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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

our state fair is a great state fair




don't miss it, don't even be late.
it's dollars to donuts
that our state fair
is the best state fair in our state.
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair






last week we packed up the boys & headed over to the fair. (okay, so maybe we didn't go to the "state" fair, it was more of a "county" fair, but it's all the same.) we did lots & lots of people watching, rode a few rides, hemmed & hawed about getting up & humilating ourselves by playing rock band on the tour bus stage (i chickened out), visited the petting zoo & ate lots and lots of food.

you can pretty much guarantee that everything at the fair is either smothered in bbq sauce, laden with butter, deep fried, or sometimes all three. we discovered that they'll deep fry anything... oreo's, frog legs, twinkies, spam, snickers bars, raviloi, pop tarts, avocados, & cream puffs, just to name a few of the more random menu items. and although all of that definitely sounded tempting, we settled for a decadant deep fried mexican funnel cake. which is basically a churro fried up like your typical funnel cake, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar & topped with lots of whipped cream & strawberries. it was the best of both worlds... yum!

boy am i glad that the fair only comes once a year. i don't know if i could handle much more. but, i'm already waiting for next year.

14 comments:

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

In Texas, we serve Fried Coke at our State Fair. And I'm not kidding. :)

Tanja said...

I might have to tag along with you just to eat! I would love to try a friend twinkie, snickers bar or an avocado! Yum....

Tori said...

Looks like a blast! And the funnel cake, well let's just say I shouldn't have read this right before lunch ;)!!

Jared and Shannon Allen Family said...

I love fairs! There is something about the atmosphere of a county fair. The food is my favorite part... I'm gonna half to go to Texas now to try Fried Coke! If they had Fried Dr Pepper- even better!

Megan said...

That funnel cake looks SOOO GOOD! At least I have already eaten lunch!

Aranne and Dan said...

I have told you before that I am from LA and I totally miss going to the OC fair and the LA county fair... I think we might be making a trip in Sept for the LA county one.. It is just too much fun to pass up.

Andrew, Jen, and Taedon Kent said...

WoW our fair has nothin' on that! I wanna come just for that dessert...are ya kiddin' me! That looks delish!! I need to talk to you about a gold necklace...you do gold, right?!

Sandra Ree said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Our fair always comes in the fall, thank goodness! I don't know how hot it is for you right now but we are in the triple digits!

Shannon said...

There is something about a good fair... can't miss it that's for sure!

Steph said...

Ok the funnel cake sounds good but man it looks funny!

Darilyn said...

I love a good county fair. Heck, I love the bad ones too.

Madison Envy said...

Oh I love the state fair! It reminds me of High School and going with friends. Oh those were fun times!

Ashley said...

I love the movie that you quoted the song from, and I LOVE fairs! I love the yummy food and the whole atmosphere! The best fair I've been to is the San Diego County fair. I wish I could go every year like I did when I was growing up!

Erma said...

Good for people to know.