Everyone knows what to expect from a County Fair right? Ferris wheel, carousel, cotton candy, pop corn, petting zoo, craft contests, and generally just cute things like that. Well take all that, pump it with steroids – and I reeeaally mean PUMP, and you get the LA County Fair!
And then, there was the FOOD. It was like the CAPITAL OF SIN. Everything was greasy, creamy, and huge. I felt my cholesterol level shoot through the roof just looking at the stuff! =)
One of my life’s deepest regrets may be the fact that I didn’t try the Krispy Kreme burger – but I’m certain that’s why I lived to tell this tale. Trust me, it took the willpower of a million whales to restrain myself. Gahhhh!!!
But what I did enjoy, was this 1/2 pound of pork chop on a stick. Sure, amongst all those other crazy stuff on the menu it seemed mild. But boy, was that pork chop tender!
Ok, lest you mistake the LA County Fair for a food festival, here are some other stuff that kept us entertained:
And then there was the section where people entered their creations for judging..
But this was my fav thing!
And there’s even a Tablescaping Competition. I never knew such there’s such a uhm, hobby?
The aim is to dress up a table and design a menu according to a theme. Judging is based on Presentation, Originality/Creativity and Correctness.
Here’s this year’s Best of Show winner that scored full marks:
And this one did not do so well..
Geez.. tablescaping sure is serious business.
In between, some shopping had to be done. But I shan’t bore you with the knick knacks.
Last but not least, we chanced upon this duo on stilts. Super fun, super entertaining. If they could dance this way on stilts, I definitely wouldn’t want to be next to them on the dance floor. Top marks for entertainment!
So that was all we managed to see at this year’s LA County Fair. I’m pretty sure we didn’t cover the entire thing in all the 6 hours we spent (of which a good hour was definitely spent gawking at the food). I’d do it again next year for sure. And until then, I’ll be saving all my calories for the Krispy Kreme burger. =)
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
– Dr. Seuss