Monday, September 10, 2012

Fun at the Fair

I have always been a sucker for a good fair or festival. Whenever I hear of one heading to town I begin the begging and pleading to my hubby to attend. He usually grudgingly goes along with it, and then ends up having fun. This past weekend we hit up the local county fair! It seemed a little early in the season for it, but I think that's just because I was spoiled by the North Carolina State Fair when we lived in Raleigh. We decided to give the 'ol county fair a go and headed there on Friday evening.

We arrived pretty early since we were both hungry and had been saving room for fair food. The question then became, what to eat?? While we were deciding we decided to peruse the animal exhibits. I always love seeing the adorable farm animals, and since it was the first night most of them were still in good moods! Here is a glimpse at some of the animals we saw:

Some of the adorable animals, minus the ostrich. It wasn't so much adorable as it was terrifying!

A local high school also had a "duck slide" set up for the baby ducks. They would put them at the top of a slide with water running down it and the ducks would slide down! It was absolutely precious. It was made even better by the fact that the ducks would then climb back up a ramp to do it again. I was melting inside!

By that point our tummies were grumbling and the fairway was beginning to smell yummy. I was in the mood for a roasted turkey leg, so I scouted one out as soon as I could. We then decided to split a plate of "ribbon fries" coated in nacho cheese and bacon. Yeaaaa we went all out with our food choices that evening. You can't go to the fair without getting some sort of fried doughy deliciousness. After a lap around the place we went with a red velvet funnel cake with cream cheese frosting drizzled on it. Nom nom nom. It was worth every overpriced dollar!

We ended up taking a few more laps around the fairground trying to walk off all our food. We sat down for a circus that reminded us a bit of the one in Water For Elephants. It was humorously pathetic, but you didn't want to walk away for fear their feelings would be hurt! We watched a few people lose some money on silly games and get sick on rides before deciding to head out. On the way out of the gates a delicious smell caught my nose-fried Oreos. I wanted one, but of course you can't buy just one, so we ended up with five. Five fried Oreos later and we were officially rolling on out of there.
 Left: Turkey leg and ribbon fries
Right: The remnants of the fried Oreos

All in all it was great fun and I can't wait to head to the State Fair next month!


  1. I'm so excited for the State Fair, too!

  2. Looove fairs :) Especially the cute little animals, and you are right that ostrich is definitely scary haha!!!

    I could probably go for a fried oreo about now ;)

  3. yum yumm... cant wait till the occtober state fair!