I spent the weekend at the California State fair. I love the fair! I was a little 4H-er when I was young. I had pigs, cows, rabbits and a big dog.
Not all at the same time.
But I would take my animal to the fair and put it in the show and see if I could win something. When you take your animal to the fair, you have to stay and take care of it. So I would be there all week long taking care of my crittur and seeing all the sights.
I got to see everything, since I was there all week. Because I was exhibiting, I got it free!
Fairs are pretty much as good as the community they are in make them. I thought that the state fair would be much larger than the Los Angeles County Fair, which I visited last year.
It really wasn’t, but it was pretty good. I saw a 600 pound performing pig, I learned how to milk a cow or a goat. I saw bunnies and cows. No pigs or sheep though. They were the week before.
We were all looking for the Deep Fried Twinkies, but they had vanished. My brother saw Deep Fried Oreos, though.
I settled for Funnel Cake.
The food at the fair seemed to be anything “on a stick.” There was Catfish on a stick, frozen cheesecake dipped in chocolate on a stick, chinese food on a stick.
This made us consider how you could put other kinds of food on a stick. I thought that a yarn-like skien of noodles would be good.
Then, the problem of how to make nachos on a stick was tackled: make it a thick stick, with a plunger that could be used to push up the cheese sauce onto the tortilla chips, which would be arranged around the stick like a pine tree.
Next year, we’ll need a booth.