Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fair's fair...

Went to the so-called Western Washington Fair yesterday.

It's probably the biggest fair in Washington State, but it's not the State Fair--that one's held the previous weekend in Monroe. The real reason I say "so-called Western Washington Fair" is that it's really the Pierce County Fair, but if they called it that no one from King or Thurston counties would come and spend $12 on parking, $10 on entry, and $6.00 on a burger--the fries are another $4.00.
And then there's such highly nutritious fair fare as this:

I'm hardly a food purist, but...
Deep fried cookie dough?
Deep fried oreos?
Krispy Kreme Chicken Sammich?

Oy...


 



Pinzgauers!
No, not these, these:
Those are some big honkin' cows.
The Wikipedia article says the Pinzgauer truck was named after the Pinzgauer horse, which was probably, like the cow, bred in the Pinzgau valley of Austria.  One of the ladies showing the cows--actually, since it was a 4-H exhibit, probably the mother--laughed when we asked, and said that she had a steady stream of men looking for the tactical/utility trucks...

Where's Rolf?
Is The Grange still active in your state?  It is here...

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I have no idea what The Grange does anymore besides organize pretty fruit and vegetable arrangements from places with odd names...


Hippy Cows!


Scottish Highland Cattle are actually kinda neat.  Even if I have to suppress an urge to tel them to get a haircut.

They're mostly raised for meat, I have no idea what the milk production is like, or whether the hair is usable as a fiber for spinning...

But I can't help wonder if somewhere on the Hidden Frontier there's a planet called Caledonia where they raise hybrids...










A Technical Term, no doubt...














My, what a large smile you have, Jack...
I gather the Stupidly Big Pumpkin Contest is a staple of fairs across the country.  We have 'em, too...
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4 comments:

AM said...

The Pierce County Fair is actually out in Graham.

Or was last time I went to it.

keewee said...

OMG fried cookie dough,fried oreos, my arteries just puckered up and shouted no, no, no!!!!

Mason@CST said...

Deep fried candy bar? LOL...

JeanC said...

I loves me my deep fried food, but some of that fair food is getting a wee bit ridiculous!

Was too tired and the weather was too icky this weekend to do our little county fair. If I'd gotten some photos ready in time, I would have at least entered the photography competition. Next year :D