This week Skye and I visited the annual North Carolina State Fair near Raleigh, NC. We had a really fun day. The weather was sunny and crisply cool and the leaves were turning red and orange. Skye got to milk a cow, drive a tractor, and learn about different types of soil and sediment layers found in the state. She would tell you her favorite part was winning an enormous plush wolf in one of the carnival games “Wolfie”.
For me, the most notable part of the day was the food. I was happy to find the staples of southern fairs to eat…corn dogs on a stick, fried dough, and hot buttered corn. To me, those are a crazy, once-in-a-while departure from our regular diet, but they are tame compared to some of the outlandish food items up for sale! Here’s just a sample…
Not pictured (but spotted!):
-Deep fried peanut butter slathered pickle
-Gummy Bear the size of your head
-Breaded and deep fried Girl Scout cookies
-“Pig Butt on a Stick”
-Deep fried Tootsie roll wrapped in bacon.