We went back to the fair today for a second time (because I really wanted to see the butter sculpture, and some of the agricultural and livestock exhibitions, and because Paul hadn’t quite had his fill of fair food yet. So a few more pictures from the fair today, which when viewed with my last post, will hopefully convince you to visit our illustrious fair before it ends this Sunday.
I got to see the butter sculptures, and was amazed at the level of detail. I read that after the fair is over, the butter will be recycled, so to speak – broken down and used on college campuses.
And there was a new baby calf to be seen, born just a couple of hours earlier. They’re taking suggestions for names for the calf, stop by their Facebook page and post your pick!
On the food front, it was “all about Paul” day – these are things he made a point to seek out. I wasn’t feeling so well, and the heat wasn’t helping, so I had a few tastes of his things, and some corn and shared fries and donuts. First he had steak on a stick, which was surprisingly tender and flavorful given the way it’s cooked.
And Swiss Cheese on a Stick, which was deep fried in batter and exactly what we were looking for after a bunch of nasty misses at the County Fair. Gooey ooey delicious.
And something that Paul loved, but I was sort of up in the air on – deep fried pickles. To its credit, it had a lovely not too thick, nice and crispy batter. I’m just not a fan of hot pickles, where he doesn’t mind it so much.
I don’t think we’ll have time to go back again before Sunday (we’re off to Hocking Hills Friday for a Blogger getaway, which I will be mostly liveblogging), but if you haven’t gone yet, I wouldn’t miss it! This is one of the things that makes living in Columbus great.