Monday, October 25, 2010

North Carolina State Fair: II

We really had such a fun filled day at the fair.  There were over 150,000 people there on Saturday.  Do you realize that is more than twice the size of the town I grew up in?!?!?!  Yep.  Lots of people. 

There were so many things to see while we were there, that I can't possibly even really start to explain it.  I mean, it was such an experience.  So many different exhibits.  So many animals, award winning veggies/fruit, food, art...the list just goes on and on.  We had a great time even though we were quite overwhelmed from the whole thing!  So I will try to show some of what we saw.  :)
Yep, they really do fry everything in the south....even candy bars.  These actually looked quite tasty though.... but we didn't try them.  (They looked about like a corn dog, even on a stick!)
 Then they even had Krispy Kreme Burgers.  Yep, just like they sound.  Imagine two donuts with a patty, cheese, bacon and all the fixins in between.  Do you think that sounds good or gross?  J and I decided it just sounded unappealing....but definitely interesting!
 This was a new ride at the fair this year.  It's called the "Fighter" and looked pretty interesting.  I guess there are only a couple of these in the US, so it was a big deal to be at the fair.  It seemed to be pretty popular too....but we didn't end up riding anything.  (Too much else to do and see!)
 Here you can see a few more rides.  I love this pic.  
 Then there was this ride, it started out horizontal and end up like this--practically vertical!  There were WAY more screams coming from this one, than all the rest of the rides combined!  LOL!

 There was a whole building that featured people who do crafts from yesterday.  Most were in costume and working their respective crafts.  Like the pics above, where he is working with is floor loom.  Cool huh?  :) There were also people who braided rugs, made baskets, carved wood, built chairs, painted, made tops and more.  We really enjoyed this building in particular and found some stocking stuffers for our nieces and nephews.  :) 

There we lots of award winning animals and you know how much we love farm animals.  So we tried to see as many we could!  Here are some highlights.  :)
 A Brahman calf.  Isn't she cute?!?!?!  So majestic!  And I just love the floppy ears and silver color!!!  I love cows.  :)
 Mini donkeys.  Aw...and babies.
 We got to see a goat show at the Exhibition Building too!

It wasn't all just fun and games.  There were also a lot of educational parts of the this car below.
 Was that text really that important?  and Dead End sure made impressions on us.  Hope teens and other drivers got the message too.
 A Sweet helicopter was there too.  Also a mobile command center, and some older sweet patrol cars.
 Here was my pic on display.  Unfortately I didn't place or get an honorable mention at the fair.  I'm still glad that I entered though.  There were a lot of entries, and a lot of great ones.  J and I weren't huge fans of the winners though.  Especially the blue ribbon winner of the Professional category....I guess we just didn't get what was so great about it.  But there certainly was a lot of great talent on display there, and it was a good experience.  Maybe next year?  :)

Next I will post about who we got to see in concert at the fair!!!  :)

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