I have been a HUGE fan of county and state fairs for years. The Orange County and Los Angeles County fairs annually captured my attention and creativity. I won nine (9) ribbons in the Los Angeles County Fair over several years – first, second, third and fourth place – for sewing and beading. I’ve enjoyed fairs at the state level in Texas, Maryland, Utah, Hawaii, and now Missouri.
The colors, smells and sounds are like nothing on Earth. There are people who really know how to do fairs (like us), and some who go for the concert only. Last night we saw two newborn babies at the Missouri fair! That was a first!
My favorites are the gyros, corn-on-the-cob, and super-iced-cold water. In my distant past, I enjoyed the funnel cake, corny dog, turkey leg and deep-fried anything. Once, at the LA County Fair the featured food was chocolate wrapped deep-fried bacon and deep-fried bubble gum. None of these delicacies are Gluten Free.
My recommendations are: Attend a local fair (State or County). Dress super comfortably. Wear great walking shoes. Stay hydrated. Eat your way through: at the end of the night, the person with the worst tummy-ache wins! Attend the after dark concert. You’ll be glad you did!