Sunday, August 16, 2009

147/365 State Fair fare

Call me strange, but I don't look forward to eating at county and state fairs. I know dozens of people who can't wait to get their hands on cotton candy, breaded tenderloins, and piles of fried food. Sure, it's a once-a-year treat, but it just doesn't interest me.

I like elephant ears, though I haven't had one in years. If I had one now, I don't think I'd be able to enjoy it, feeling guilty about the fact that I was just eating fried, sugared dough.

I like cotton candy, though I can take it or leave it.

The thought of fried Twinkies, pizza, Oreos, and the like doesn't even sound remotely good to me.

But this year, I wanted to try something I haven't had since I was a kid -- salt water taffy. And the place to get true, freshly made taffy is the state fair, right?

My review? Tasty! Mom and I bought a bag before the Keith Urban concert, had a few pieces while we waited for the concert to start, then split the remainder of the bag afterward. I felt like a true fair-goer.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/125s, f/2.8 at ISO 160 in the natural light by a window at about 5:00 p.m.


  1. I'm jealous of all the IN county/state fair posts I've been seeing on facebook :-/ Our county fair is kinda ghetto (gang fights, etc.), and our state fair doesn't happen till Oct. For whatever reason, they don't have a big enough space for it cuz there are a ton of people and they're all mashed together. It's like shuffling through a Broad Ripple club, but with sweaty, half-dressed, tattooed rednecks as the smell of manure and turkey legs waft in the air (OK, it's exactly like Broad Ripple).
    Anyway, reason I posted was to rant about state fairs and share this, which made me think of you:
    Other guy's blog with photos
    The photos at the bottom are what's cool IMHO.

  2. Very cool, thanks for passing that along! I've heard of Scott Kelby and his blog, but I've never had a chance to check it out. I love seeing the cool, out-of-the-box work that these people have done. Thanks!

    And enjoy your state fair, when it finally arrives. :)