A Fair to Remember

OK, maybe Cary Grant wasn’t at the Utah State Fair, but I did have a celebrity sighting…

That’s right, Kevin Costner was in attendance…selling pans. In response to seeing him, Cor said, “Oh, how the mighty have fallen.” I don't know how "mighty" Costner ever was, but he does a mean job of selling pans now.

But who needs celebrities when you have the fair-ly awesome food? We had pork sandwiches, mine was complete with a hair garnish. (I always seem to find hair in my food, but that’s a story for another time.) We washed down our hairy meals with some good, greeeezy funnel cake. Excellent!

On to the rides. Well, the ride. We took a slip down the Giant Yellow Slide, which is a fair tradition of mine. Cory won, but that’s only because he cheats…that and I was busy snapping pictures, which made me late off the starting line. Trust me, had the camera been out of the equation I would have won that race, no contest!

Finally, the exhibits. The arts and crafts room was my favorite – big surprise. Can you believe they actually had a Wendover Fun Bus made out of yarn? It oozed awesomeness! (For those of you who don't know, Wendover is a town on the UT/NV border. Some say it's a ghetto Vegas. I say it's easy access to the MegaBucks. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine!)

Naturally, Cor was more enthralled with the steam motor (or whatever this thing is) that somebody entered. Yeah, great!

Then there was the scrapbooking. Talk about an assortment. Here's one of the Best in Show layouts.

And the animals are always fun. Isn’t that baby pig sweet? Then you walk outside to benches that say “eat pork” on them. Yikes! Yes, I know that’s what the fair animals are raised for, but it’s still a little hard to take. Good thing I ate my hairy pork sandwich before our jaunt down pig row.

Inspired by my cute friend Cathy’s blog, I’m going to leave you with a few more fair pics to enjoy. This was definitely a fair to remember.

Some canned goodies.

Only the best ride EVER!

My favorite frozen treat!