Last week was fair week in our neck of the woods. Barry and I had wanted to go for a full day during the week last week, but were unable to due to work schedules. Instead, we had to settle with catching it on the final day, which was last Saturday. Barry had to work during the day, so I caught up with Kim for a run. At 8:30 AM it was already nearing 80 degrees on top of the humidity. Woof.
Barry got home from work in the evening and although it hadn’t cooled off much, it was time to head to the fair! The first order of business was dinner and at the fair that means corn dogs! The picture is a little blurry…. I was hard pressed to get a picture before we started eating them. 😉
After that we headed into the arena for the main event that evening: the rodeo.
They keep it simple at this rodeo and just have the bull riding and some barrel racing. After the National Anthem and a prayer, things got started. They ended up only having two full rides (staying on for 8 seconds), but it was still pretty good entertainment.
After the rodeo ended, we walked around for a bit and looked at everything else at the fair. They had a bunch of rides, but we didn’t go on any. We wandered over to the livestock area and ran into some friends who are our old neighbors. The livestock awards were going on and their daughter had shown a few sheep and a heifer earlier in the day. We hadn’t seen them for awhile and it was great to catch up! From there we wandered around some more and looked at all of the displays before indulging in some funnel cake right before we headed home.
Sunday I spent most of the day recovering from staying up too late at the fair. I did my usual weekend stuff around the house and got in a short run. I also made some braided bread. It had been too long since I made some! I originally got the recipe from HRG.
You know it’s a good weekend when you’re exhausted come Monday morning, which I was. Although I should mention I think I was pretty worn out all weekend from my 15 hour workday last Friday (4:45 AM to 8:15 PM, UGH!). Luckily I shouldn’t have one of those again until the end of August.
Do you have a local or state fair you go to? Our state fair isn’t until the end of September, but we usually don’t go (it’s about 4 hours away)
What is your favorite fair/festival food?