Some people reluctantly go to the State Fair, and I have been in that category for years. This year, however, I gladly succumbed to the Fair in all its decadent glory. My wife and I arrived at the gates at 9:00 AM with our 4 kids, one of their friends, and another adult. With 180 ride tickets and 200 bucks, we were ready for a big day of eating, riding, and quick trips to the bathroom.
We sampled lots of food, some of the traditional sort and some of the fried confections. All was pretty good, some was great, and none would I want to eat again before next year! These photos are just a small representation of the Fair. I didn’t include shots of animals or rides or the carnies (and one observation: I noticed that all the carnies who guess your age/weight/birth month have the exact same voice, regardless of gender — it seems that cheap vodka and cigarettes will affect everyone’s voice the same way it did with Tom Waits).
Click below for lots of Fair pictures.
The breakfast spot
Country ham biscuit
Right after breakfast, this was floating above, which made us want . . .
Freshly baked cinnamon buns, of course
Followed by a pickle chaser
Without a doubt the most amazing candy apples I have ever seen
Cheese curd man
Time for lunch
Some people say Al’s Fries are the best. I thought they were soggy and not worth the wait.
My son and his buddy disagreed with my assessment
Sweet potato fries and fish sandwich
Old timey soda dispensers.
Time for some fried food
Deep fried chocolate chip cookie dough
Not too bad. The dough partially cooks.
Deep fried Moon Pie.
The end of a long day on the Midway.