It's Friday! Dang when you come back from a week long trip, the week really seems to fly by. I can't believe it's Friday again. I figured I might as well continue my tour-de bad food with a trip to the North Carolina State Fair! Tuesday night was the only night we could go and I met Kev close to the fairgrounds so we could carpool over.
Before we moved here I'd never been to a state fair before. Sure, I've been to parking lot carnivals and street festivals but nothing including livestock. Until we moved to NC. Since then we've gone every year and each year the fried food vendors try to top each other. One year it was the burger sandwiched between 2 Krispy Kereme Donuts, another year the deep fried cheesecake on a stick. Sadly NC hasn't gotten deep fried butter like they have in Texas.
There were 2 things this year, bacon wrapped deep fried Reese Cups and the Twinx. That's a Twix stuffed in a Twinkie, wrapped in bacon, battered and deep fried.
It was surprisingly tasty. You have to have one deep fried atrocity per year.
There's always plenty of fun things to look at at the fair, like balloon sheep and corn.
The balloon sheep as at the entrance to the arena that has all the prize winning fruits and vegetables as well as some of the livestock.
It's also where the 1400 pound pumpkin lives.
That's a lot of pie. But really, I don't think giant pumpkins would taste very good. I think they;re all about the size and less about the flavor because who really grows a 1400 pound pumpkin to eat it?
I am not a country girl by any stretch of the imagination but I love looking at the animals. My FAVORITE part of the fair used to be the place where you could hold the baby chickens and ducks but a few years ago some dumb ass didn't wash their hands after playing with the chickens and got salmonella. Now no one gets to hold a chickie.
I kinda loved this sheep and was trying to convince Kevin we needed one. You know, for wool. He didn't agree.
There was a black sheep, literally not hanging out with the other sheep. She was owning her black sheep status.
Of course all that looking at animals made us hungry and we started looking for some food. That's the one area where the fair never disappoints, the eating. There's booth after booth after booth of deliciousness and it's hard to decide. What if you get something and there's something different right around the corner and you wasted a good hungry on it?
After my great week of carbs I was still trying to keep the carbs relatively low. All the fried things give me a stomachache so it's not like I'm going to order a funnel cake. But if Kev did, I would certainly have a bite. :)
I went with a sausage with peppers and onions. I didn't eat any of the bread and it was pretty tasty.
Kev was on a quest for a steak sandwich that he gets every year. But the vendor moved to a different location in the park.
Then we headed over to look at the chickens. I don't want to own chickens, I just want a friend who doesn't really like eggs to have them and then I get the eggs. :)
This is Sunshine. She bites
What else, we saw some cool faces carved out of gourds
Kev got an apple dumpling in the land of yester year.
And to keep the streak of Lara petting farm animals alive, I pet this bunny. It was soft and almost immediately my had got a little tingly and I told Kev my hand was swelling. He said I was being dramatic. I'm not entirely sure, that bunny looks shady.
Until next year State Fair!
Have you ever been to a State Fair?
Baby Chickies or Duckies, what's cuter?