Monday, October 25, 2010

State Fair

I have to admit, I have been purposefully avoiding the North Carolina State Fair for the past four years. There was something about the combination of deep fried food and, er... well... "country folk" that really didn't appeal to me. No matter how much I heard, "You've GOT to go," still no desire. And every year around the end of September everyone would start asking, "Are you going to the fair?" Then talk of deep fried candy bars and krispy kreme burgers would commence. But as the days of the State Fair clicked by this year, I felt a little bit of a sense of urgency. I am pretty certain that I am not going to be living in NC through another State Fair season. And the idea of missing all that fried food, livestock and country folk hurt a bit. So I caved on the second to last day for the experience, the story, but mostly for the deep fried goodness. I didn't go on a single ride, didn't see much livestock and didn't witness too much "country folk" happenings but with a corn dog, deep fried mac and cheese, deep fried oreos, deep fried mashed potato balls with bacon and cheese, deep fried bloomin' onion, a few cheese fries, half a giant turkey leg and a few licks of soft-served ice cream sitting in my stomach at the end of the day I will have to say it was quite the experience. (BTW - my fav was the deep fried oreos. Delish!)

I also have to admit that I speedily came home and watched the 1945 version of Rogers and Hammerstien's musical State Fair, just for kicks.


Spencer Girl October 25, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

You are a mess!

Kelly October 26, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Did all that hurt your tummy? It does all sound really really good!

cmprietz October 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

My stomach seems to be well equipped for such things. I guess that is what comes with being a Maxcy. (and I shared most of it.)

Cathy November 1, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you were not ill after consuming all that fried deliciousness. I had my first fried oreo last year at our fair and I must admit, it was quite yummy. Bob and I liked the corn dogs of one particular vendor so much that we bought a dozen to take home! We froze them and on REALLY special occasions thraw a couple out. Do you think that qualifies us as "country folk"? Love you!

cmprietz November 2, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

Haha! I just found that this site posted a link to my blog and this post about the NC State Fair...

(Don't ask me how I found this out. I will never admit to googling myself.)

Lisa Gregory July 18, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

Hi! Would you mind if we linked to this blog post from our website?


cmprietz July 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM  

Link away, Lisa. I love to share. :)

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