We went to the Kentucky State Fair a couple of weeks ago. It is always the same but I still like to go every year. We have an advantage when it comes to the state fair…we live in the host city , so I’ve been going to the Kentucky State Fair pretty much every year for my entire life!
This year we received free tickets. A friend of my husband enters his wines and gets several tickets in return for his entry. He and his wife gave us two tickets and a parking pass. This is a substantial amount of money when it comes to the fair so we decided to spend our savings on fair food!
J. Mattingly took home a blue ribbon! This is one of his bottles.
Next stop we were feeling a hot dog. I don’t know why, maybe it was because we never eat them. I’m not sure why we didn’t go the corn dog route but nonetheless, a hot dog is what we had.
I kept seeing people walk by with this confectioner’s sugar covered object on a stick. I didn’t know what it was but I did know I wanted one. After a little investigating I discovered I had a choice between a deep fried Snickers Candy Bar, or a deep fried Twinkie (thank the good Lord above that Hostess was re-established)! I chose the candy bar, however, hindsight is 20/20. I would have rather gotten a deep fried Derby Pie but it is what it is. This served its purpose.
It wasn’t all about the food. We were at the Kentucky State Fair for about nine hours. We caught a few shows along the way including The Chipper Experience, a magic show with a little humor thrown in!
It was a hot day in the Bluegrass state, which is usually the case in mid August. We were walking around in lower 90º temps with humidity levels pretty high, so we caught the tram to hit the midway instead of making the trek through the incredibly hot parking lot. Some wares along the way were being sold, and Freddy the Farmer, the good ole boy who has been greeting fair-goers for as long as I can remember.
We actually walked around the entire midway, which was a major feat due to the heat. My husband succumbed to one of the vendors begging for a player of his game. My husband has always liked baseball so he gave it a whirl in hopes of winning a stuffed animal.
And it truly wouldn’t be a trip to the state fair without popping in to see how the hatching chicks are doing. We see this exhibit every year!
My favorite show was this guy…Broknar-the beatbox juggler, who plays drums while beatboxing and juggling! Guess you had to be there, or you can watch here:
Just passing through.
The deep fried bourbon balls were a bit of a disappointment, I must admit. What were these? Really?! So to make up for this horrid mistake we grabbed a Grater Tater on our way home.
That’s another one for the books, folks, 2014 at the Kentucky State Fair.