Yesterday, Wonderpup & I paid a visit to the 105th Florida State Fair, which is held every February in Tampa. It was a great day... sunny, warm and it was busy but not too packed.
Massage chairs... still only 25˘!
Lots of food choices...
Pork butt on a stick?
Anything and everything is deep fried at the fair
Decided to try the ribbon fries. They take a whole potato, put it in this vove thing, then peel it into a "ribbon" and toss it in the fryer. ZOMG... so good!
Ribbon fries are Wonderpup approved
Guys in kilts
Heading towards the midway...
They had 5 or 6 ferris wheels
This coaster was "themed" to the Florida Gators
Time for the pig races!
Run piggies, run!
Next door to the pig races wad the sea lion show.
Sea lions are Wonderpup approved!
Back to the midway...
They had 4 or 5 Himalaya rides. This was one of my favorites as a kid.
Monkey Maze is Wonderpup approved
Fake Haunted Mansion!
Loop de loop!
Tomb of Doom
Onto the animals!
In the petting area...
EET MOR CHIKN
Baby goat (it was JUST born moments earlier)
Before going back to the midway, food was calling.
Wonderpup approves of meat on a stick
For the RCMCers
This sign outside the prayer tent cracked me up
The Expo Hall was almost like a big flea market. One booth was selling sugar gliders/pocket pets! OMG they are the cutest things EVER! If I had an extra $400 to blow (and I didn't have a cat with a jealousy complex) I would have totally got one.
Another booth was selling 800 thread Egyptian cotton sheet sets for $25, regardless of the size. They were soooo soft, so I picked up a set for myself. Yet another booth had DVD dubs of the UK video release of Song of the South. The guy had lots of old, obscure TV shows from the 50's-70's too.
Cracker Country... The buildings were actually built in various areas of Florida in the 1800's & early 1900's.
The midway at dusk