Monday, August 19, 2013

The State Fair

We had a very busy, fun weekend but more on that later this week.

The state fair came to town a couple weeks ago and happens to be less than a mile from our apartment. I've actually never been to a state fair because I've never lived close to the state fair. I've been to a couple county fairs but I was excited to see what all the fuss was about.

This was a day of eating. There were a lot of crazy things to try like rootbeer milk and deep fried anything you want. I unfortunately couldn't eat any of it because I am on a gluten free diet for the time being and am semi-lactose intolerant. Nonetheless, everyone had fun and shared everything so they didn't feel gross at the end of the day.

First up, a deep fried milky way. They said this was good because the candy bar just melted in your mouth.


We had fun at the different booths.
Joe & Alli

We got there early in the day and there were a lot of people but it got more packed later in the day 

We saw duck races and pig races and they were really entertaining. I wanted to pet one of the baby pigs  but didn't get a chance. There were 2 heats with the baby pigs and then they brought out the monstrous adult pigs who could hardly move. I didn't get a picture of these because lets be honest, they weren't that cute.

They tried Pizza in a cone (the crust was rolled up as a cone) and said it was really good.

All the food pictures make is seem like Adam ate all this food by himself but everyone bought one thing and shared with everyone else. I just happened to be photographing my favorite person.

We got Deep Fried Mac & Cheese but I wanted to represent Home with the pic of the option of having a deep fried crab cake.

Deep Fried Oreo

My favorite part (especially since I couldn't really eat much) was when we went and saw all the prize animals in their barns. We saw cows, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, ducks, and chickens. In the small animal barn, we saw some crazy variations of animals I have never seen before. Like this huge bunny that you couldn't even see where it's face is.

This cute bunny who was the size of a small dog.

This crazy chicken and lot more crazy looking chickens

The state fair is famous for their creme puffs so we waited in line to get one to share. Waiting in line wasn't that bad because you got to see the process the workers go through to make them as you waited. It felt a little like a human zoo because they were behind the glass and would do funny things to make us laugh. It was a little weird in that sense.

The last thing we saw were the tigers. The babies were so cute. The adults made me a little nervous because those are huge cats that would gladly eat you alive. I kind of felt bad for them being in their tiny cage but I think this type of tiger is almost extinct in the wild so I guess that's how I justified it. 

Our friend really wanted to feed the tiger so we split the cost and fed her through the cage. I'd say it wasn't worth it but our friend was happy so that's good ;) All and all it was a really fun day and we didn't even see half of the fair. The whole other half had rides and more vendors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That huge thing was a bunny!?!? Stop it! I thought u were gonna say llama or emu! And, feeling your pain as u kept writing "they tried this and said it was good" :( so sad. At least there were cute animals and pig races! I've heard that there are bull frog races at the WV state fair. Bobby keeps promising that we'll catch a bullfrog and enter it in the contest Can u enter your own pig there?