Friday, October 24, 2008

Yeeeeee-haw!

Monday night, me, Jason, Jason's sister Jenny and her husband Ryan all got our redneck on and went to the North Carolina State Fair.

Apparently, you can win a blue ribbon for just about anything.  For "food preservation":

For growing fruits and veg on steroids:

And for table decorating:

You can also deep fry just about anything.  Twinkies, Snickers, Mars bars, mac & cheese, pecan pie, Oreos, cheesecake, PB&J, pickles, and yes, friends - you can even deep fry a cheeseburger.


Jason settled for a piece of pecan pie.

Ryan waiting patiently for his smoked turkey leg.

Jason is a sucker for stuff like this.  You pay $6 for the soda and the tin cup, and you get lifetime $1 refills as long as you have the cup.  Pappy says he's at the fair every year and people definitely rock up with their cups for the refills.  With our luck, Pappy will retire after this year.

We even got up close and personal with the animals.  Rabbits...

Chicks...

Even baby turkeys!  No really!  It looks almost exactly like a baby chick, but it's a little turkey!

Chickens with Vegas showgirl headdresses...

And a rather over-excited miniature donkey.  Wonder if that's a boy or girl donkey?  Children!  Avert your eyes!

There were games of course.


And rides. (Though none of us were interested in those - we were there in a purely culinary capacity.)

And freak shows.  (Before anyone gets riled up about the inhumanity, please see the next photo of what was actually in the exhibition.)

Gotcha!

And after the fireworks, we called it a night.


1 comment:

Suze - Cheshire, UK said...

You should have deep fried this post. I don't know how - but those guys at the fair would have a way to do it.
Seriously though - deep fried pecan pie?? Oreos?? I gots to visit them parts next year.