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Friday, October 11, 2013

Vicki Batman: Home town Yearly Pilgrimage


~The GREAT State Fair~

 

Every year, I attend the State Fair. I love everything about it, even though I don't care for the world famous corny dogs.  I do like the nutty ice cream bars the best.

This year, Handsome and I hit what we consider the highlights. First up, the automobile show where we tested the new Jeeps because Jeeps are my favorite drive. Upon exiting that building, we moseyed over to Big Tex, the icon of the Fair. Last year, he literally flamed out. Devotees of his were so upset. Would Tex come back? When? No worries. Tex was rebuilt and debuted this year in record-breaking time.  Here he is:

 

 
 
 
 
Handsome zoomed in on "Fried Pumpkin Pie:"
A must-see for me is the Creative Arts building. The display cases are full of entries. One wall is lined with photography. Next to that one are the canned goods. On this day, the judges were tasting cakes. This photo is of my friend's prize winning felted scarf:
 
Handsome munched on his favorite corny dog while we made our way around the midway and the rides to land in front of the newly renovated  Cotton Bowl:
 
 
And ultimately, ended up at Big Tex again. The crowd was even bigger than before. We done all we wanted to do (in record breaking time. LOL). So home we went.


How about you? Do you attend a county or state fair in your neck of the woods?  What's your favorite highlight?

 

While hanging out with a diet Coke, Vicki Batman is fondly remembering her grandmother's first prize for her quilt and the second prize for her crocheted sweater. Vicki's next venture is a holiday story from MuseItUp Publishing, entitled THE GREAT FRUITCAKE BAKE-OFF, available in November.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its coming up Thanksgiving here in Canada and in my area that 'means the Rockton Worlds Fair (not nearly as big as the name implies) but we have not missed one in many, many years. Our family favourite is the Heavy Horse show. We are partial to these big beasts of whatever breed they are.
and food atthe fair just tates better. Thats what we do.
Dory

Leona~Author said...

The Illinois State Fair in Springfield, August 11, 1961, was where I had my first date with the man I married 3 1/2 months later, on the 18th of November.

A lot of wonderful memories were made then, but we never did attend another one. Our children like the local fairs in our area.

I've never tasted fried pumpkin pie, but it sure sounds yummy.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Dory! A World's Fair!!! that sounds awesome. And I would love to see the heavy horse show. I'm guessing something along the Clydsdales? Love it!!!

Hi, Leona! How utterly romantic to go on a date with your future hubby to the fair. I did too only mine was about six months later and my cast had come off a few days earlier. Yep, it hurt, but so worth it to be with him.

Handsome said friend pumpkin pie tasted like a fried pie. lol

Angela Adams said...

I l-o-v-e nutty ice cream bars! Enjoy, and have one for me!!

Melissa Keir said...

The Michigan State Fair was held in August in Novi, Michigan at a local "showplace" not even a farm! It was strange for it to be there but considering that the fair wasn't even in existence the previous year due to Detroit selling off the property...I'm glad to have the party back but the venue could have used some thinking!

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