One of the best things about living where I do is that the State Fair is just down the road every October. Who doesn't love the opportunity to indulge in every imaginable food sin and watch the astounding assortment of people who show up to this event?? My...I don't even know where to begin.
I went to the fair this evening with a group of friends (sorry the pic above is a little blurry). I'm pretty sure I consumed about 20,000 calories. Here's a rundown of my gluttony: a hot dog, followed by a roasted ear of corn dunked in butter and slathered with seasoning, a fresh-squeezed lemonade, and a funnel cake. And I had a few bites of a blooming onion dipped in ranch dressing. And a bite of fried cookie dough. I can practically feel the grease oozing out of me. That is so gross and I can't believe I'm admitting everything that I ate tonight!
The people-watching at the North Carolina State Fair is truly a gem. The most popular fashion choice at the fair was leaf-print camo, by far. We even saw a family of four all wearing matching camo jumpsuits and hats. Style at its finest. Also spotted: multiple people missing teeth, and children on leashes. Most inappropriate sighting: the "Kids Photos" booth that had a Michael Jackson CD blasting. I also enjoyed the cops outside the entrance gate who had a huge fire going in a metal barrel to keep warm. I bet they had moonshine in their cups.
My favorite part was the cake competition. There were a bunch of cakes on display in the expo, and some of them seriously could rival Ace of Cakes. I tried to get a good picture, but none turned out :( I didn't go on any rides (because really...I think I would have puked after everything I ate), we just kind of walked around and took in the sights. I think I'm getting old. But, it was a fun time...once a year is enough for me, though! I am starting to feel seriously ill after all that eating...I think tonight may be a rough one. Ha!
In case you were wondering, donkeys bite...
Have a great week!