State Fare


It’s the Florida State Fair!

Where you can get anything on a stick. Besides the usual meat suspects (no domestic farm animal went unrepresented here), stick delicacies included:

– Frozen bananas (plain or “p.nut”)

– Key lime pie (this is a bit of a misnomer, since there’s no crust and the frozen pie filling is coated with chocolate, like an eskimo pie)

So you knew you were somewhere tropical.

In addition to the stick foods, I discovered that you can deep fry just about anything, and candidates don’t have to start their lives as vegetables (onions, corn, ‘taters). They can, and do, deep fry:

– Oreos

– Cheesecake

– Snickers bars (battered first)

– Cake batter (they call it “funnel cake” – once it’s done frying, you can add toppings!)

I went on the Ferris Wheel and feel that EB White is full of shit. In the delightful Charlotte’s Web, Fern dreams of kissing Henry at the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Fair. Even if I had someone with me who would volunteer for the task, it’s all unnerving and wiggly up there and kissing is about the last thing on your mind. It’s not even in second place to how far down the ground is and how easy it is to fall out of those perilously rocking seats.

Back on the ground, I went to the petting zoo to play with the animals before they were put on a stick. I got to hold a baby duck and a baby chick! They were so soft you could hardly feel them. And I petted a baby goat, too. I tried and failed to milk a cow, but then, who am I kidding? Can you imagine Farmer Suzy?

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7 thoughts on “State Fare

  1. Ketchup with chocolate? That sounds so nasty.

    I have never been a fan of Ferris Wheels as they always rock and I always got stuck sitting with someone who would rock it even moreso, on purpose to scare me. You’ll get me on a roller coaster more easily than a Ferris wheel – well, that was before my neurosurgeon took roller coasters away.

    I love funnel cakes!!!

  2. I’ve had the Oreo cookies. What they do is take something that’s not good for you and turn it into something that’s really not good for you.

    Sounds like you had a good time.

    I can’t milk a cow either.

  3. Ah, deep-fried everything. At first glance, I thought the photo was of many Floridian butts in garish pants the owners of which had been indulging in too many deep-fried Oreos.

  4. I just envisioned farmer suzy and it wasn’t working 😉 It was more like Eva Gabor, a la Green Acres 😉

    By the way, living in Tennessee I have seen my share of weird fair things and I have to say, I have NEVER seen any kind of Butt offered on a stick. You get the prize for finding the nastiest redneck snack on a stick. Yuuuuuuuuuum Yum!

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