Go to a State Fair

Every year the State Fair comes to Raleigh North Carolina. And every year I have something on my plate that prevents me from going, which is less preferable than the corn dogs and funnel cakes I could be having on my plate if I went to the state Fair instead.

Back when I was a toddler, the World’s Fair came to Knoxville, TN when I was living there. There are rumors I went but I have yet to find pictures proving it. Regardless, I have not been to a large scale fair since. I have enjoyed some of the smaller fairs because it is enjoyable to wander the booths while eating some of the most unhealthy food in the world.

I can’t honestly explain in practical terms why I added the State Fair to my list. Perhaps because there are less excuses not to go than there is to go and I still haven’t gone. Perhaps fairs bring out nostalgia in me. Perhaps I enjoy the reminder that America has a history of fairs traveling from small town to small town. Maybe it is only for the people watching. I don’t know but I do know that I want to go, I want to eat bad-for-me food until I can’t move, I want to visit the booths with arts and crafts, see pig races and watch people from near and far. Thus, the State Fair is on my list.



One thought on “Go to a State Fair

  1. I was at the World’s Fair in Knoxville too! =) Somewhere there’s a pic of me on dad’s shoulders & I still have the World’s Fair t-shirt he was wearing in the pic. Hmm…I should figure out a way to frame them together.

    FYI: there’s also the NC Mountain State Fair near Asheville, if you need an alternative.

    Posted by Melissa | February 14, 2012, 1:34 pm

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