Our State Fair was this week. I love the fair. I love all fairs – county and state. I don’t really love the rides themselves (except for the swings and the ferris wheel) but instead I love their lights and sounds, their garish promises of life altering thrills and adventure for only 4 tickets a ride.
What I love is the food, the livestock and the arts and crafts. All that “blue ribbon” stuff.
This year, the State Fair had a deal where you could get in the gate and park for free from 11-1 during the work week. On Friday my friend Kim and I took advantage of that great deal and skedaddled on down to the fair (shockingly close to Downtown as it turns out) on our lunch break.
At the fair, the more plain and “normal” a food is the smaller the line.
Polish Sausage? Oh, how last decade.
I also noticed this year that EVERYONE sells lemonade. There was even bacon lemonade this year. Eww. How was that even thought up, let alone followed through on? There is no part of me that wants to drink lemonade. I cannot even imagine.
Also, when did lemonade become the unofficial drink of fairs? Has this always been true and I am just now noticing.
This year I also felt like there was a turkey leg explosion.
I think teenage boys must be the ones to keep the pizza places open. It just doesn’t seem like fair food to me. Maybe if they deep fried it in bacon batter….?