Thursday, September 25, 2008

Check this out...

So, the Texas State Fair starts tomorrow. Big Tex has his new Dickies digs, and he's ready to shout,"Howdy Folks!" clear through the middle of October. There's nothing more Texan than a 52 foot greeter cowboy... We are so going this year. I love state fairs (clarify: I love state fairs MINUS the carnival part). Garden bests, canned goods, crafts, livestock, photographs, blue ribbons, displays, strange assortment of people--bring it on.

Jake and I were laughing the other day about what fried food entries we could come up with for the fried food fair contest. I mentioned fried s'mores and double fried french fries. Well, turns out that the s'mores were actually on this year's list. Chicken fried bacon took home the #1 prize (blech). We won't be eating any fried food at the fair, but it sure is fun to see the fatty craziness they come up with. Here's the site for the top 8 that will be sold there:
And, no, I don't think this guy is worried that Big Tex might take a bite. Those jeans haven't been deep fried.


6 comments:

Marilyn said...

I love fairs! My favorite part is watching the livestock judging. It's a gas! At the Utah State Fair, the big attraction was deep-fried uncrustables smothered with chocolate syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Ick.
(That last picture is a scream!)

Rasmussen Forever said...

I love that last photo, so funny! I, like you, love fairs. I love some of the carnival parts, mainly due to my kids, riding on little cars, dragons, etc.

You guys have a blast and then some. Take a ton of pictures.

rosebud said...

Have fun! We wont be going, unless I want to go alone! :)

Kelley Rae said...

I can't see Big Tex without thinking of King of the Hill. Do you ever pinch yourself being somewhere so different to make sure it's real?! What a hoot!

The Egans said...

So hilarious! You'll have to tell us all about us! And, I loved your previous post! The picture of Tessa in her hat is so so so cute! What a fun time! I miss you Maren!

KRISTA said...

I am so with you about the carnival parts. You should try some of the deep fried things, just so you can put it on your list of things so unlike you that you did this week. I love that you took a stranger/neighbor bread.