Food of the North Carolina State Fair

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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”.

NC State Fair Milking a Cow

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.

Food of North Carolina

  • Brenda - I guess fried chicken is much too boring these days.ReplyCancel

  • Curious Claire - What an interesting selection of food… feeling ill just thinking about it! lol
    Sounds like a good day out thoughReplyCancel

  • Lucy Smith - Milking a cow and eating fried food, sounds right up my street!ReplyCancel

  • Roma - I remember going to a city school with kids that thought milk came from a carton. Really pleased to see Skye won’t be one of those kids!ReplyCancel

  • evankristine - “Deep fried Tootsie roll wrapped in bacon” <– how could you torture me?? 😀 Hope you took a photo but it doesn't matter, the fare looks really cool! Totally southern vibes I suppose 🙂ReplyCancel

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