So, I grew up in Mexico.  We had fairs every week-end, if you went to the mercado.  But when I was first introduced to one of the largest county fair in the US, I was blown away.  It is huge!  IT IS: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY!

I’m overwhelmed….I think I can’t post everything in one…it’s just too much!  Sigh, sigh…

That is what it is all about, isn’t it?  Good food, good friends and definitely  goooood times.  It was a last minute decision, but I went there by myself…ok, I took my camera, because I really wanted to take my time checking everything out.  And it was fun!

There is always music… or at least that is what some people call it….hey, power to him.  I can’t hold a note.

And then there is excellence, my niece has incredible talent:

Tru Def

Click on the link.  You will enjoy.  I know, I am biased, but she has won top honors in all her competitions.

As I continued my day, I had the opportunity to see the floral displays.  In years past, no one let me do that… they all wanted to “get to the ride”, “eat that thing”, “buy that gadget”.

The flowers made me nostalgic for when I had a garden.  They were beautiful.

That was one of the best arrangements.  Below is one of the  beautiful dahlias.  A very unusual variety,

More beautiful flowers….

Since it is a county fair, there had to be animals…

Mocha, now that’s a good name for a pony.  I’ll bet half the kids were scared to death.



Kids, and kids and more kids….no pun intended.

But a fair would not be a fair without FOOD!   And what food…

Even old classics like Orange Julius…

AND THEN…. there was the really, really strange food… Giant turkey legs.

My tummy hurts just to look at it!

But these last two were the weirdest.

I’m not kidding.  Chocolate covered bacon.  And it was at the heart attack shack.

And last but not least:

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