State Fair Where I Live
It’s that time of year again, and what with hurricanes, keeping a pristine house in order to sell, and missing my sweet angel dogs who’ve crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I’m gently recycling the State Fair post from years ago. Omigoodness – we haven’t been since then and I’m thinking we’ll need to attend this year. I love how photos bring back such great memories. Especially that Kookaburra!
It’s fall! You know what that means – that’s right! THE STATE FAIR!
Tulsa’s state fair is, naturally, a big to-do. This was our second year attending, and we did, primarily, because we’d entered in one of the competitive categories. No, not livestock. My husband and son entered the leather division, sub-category clothing. Take a look:
That’s right, folks! My boys won a blue ribbon at the state fair! YEEHAW! That armor is gorgeous and deserving of the ribbon, but the competition was pretty stiff. The boys earned that ribbon for sure.
Now I know I told y’all yesterday that I’d be counting mullets at the state fair, but honestly? I didn’t see a single one. And I was looking. Swear. However, I’ve been feeling quite pudgy lately (quite pudgy), and being at the fair made me feel SO much better about myself. It did. Oh my word. No, I don’t have photos of fat people.
But! I took a picture of the CUTEST PUPPY EVER.
Y’all, we never got our Australian shepherds as puppies. Clee-o was four months and the pair were three year old rescue Aussies. This baby was just six weeks. And soft! Omigoodness. So soft.
Prepping for Our Move to the Country
But puppies weren’t the only animals at the state fair. Oh no. We found a huge building full of nothing but pigs.
Did they ever smell! Cutest thing ever, watching the 4H kids walking their pigs. Almost made me want a pig. Almost.
Next door to the pigs was a building full of goats. You heard that right – goats. Even more I almost wanted to get a goat. For starters, they didn’t smell nearly as bad. And those long, silky ears! So pretty.
State Fair Food – Always an Experience
The fair food was good and greasy, I won’t lie. The roasted ears of corn were delicious. No, I didn’t get a fried Twinkie. And the funnel cakes were NOM NOM NOM.
That’s a blue velvet funnel cake and a carrot funnel cake with a cream cheese glaze. I was only one of three people devouring them, but I could have taken them on all by myself, I won’t lie.
There were disappointments. One was the lack of chickens. I really wanted to see the different breeds and blue ribbon winners, but there were only a handful of broilers, poor dears.
And no bunnies. Last year my favorite thing at the state fair was the bunnies. Especially the angoras. *sigh*
An unexpected surprise was the Australian exhibit. My favorite part of that was watching a kookaburra eat a little white mouse. Very cool.
There was so much more. One of the children bought a Legend of Zelda master sword. Dueling pianos. Fiery batons being twirled. And dropped. Chicks being hatched. A dog being neutered. Yeah – I didn’t watch. And a good time was had by all.
Have you entered the Jones Natural Chews giveaway? Our new Bully Basted Snorks are UH-MAY-ZING. Stay tuned, tomorrow, for everyone’s favorite, Kato Jack, enjoying his very own Snorks! And head to the entry post today to enter to win your very own Bully Basted Snorks for your dog! You’ll be glad you did. Well, your dog will be glad you did. So will I. 🙂
So. Did you attend your state’s fair this year? If you go, have a fried Twinkie for me!! And treat your dog to happiness. Give it a Jones Natural Chew.
Spreading the good chews …
Oh! Oh! Petey pic!