I am sure all you Virginians have heard of the Virginia State Fair, but more locally, we have the Chesterfield County Fair! A much (MUCH) smaller version but equally as entertaining! I always think of fairs as being about 50% fun and about 50% people watching so this was sure to excite! (Don't worry, I feel equally confident that people are watching me as much as I am watching them--yes, I cheering on pig racing, yes, I was the only adult feeding animals in the kid's petting zoo area, and yes, we got our picture with the clown).
But as anyone who has been to a fair can attest, you cannot leave without some taste of a fried something, and since I was attending this one with my mom and aunt and uncle and NONE of them had had a fried oreo, I felt that was a good place to start, so we shared a batch!
One of the many animals, I saw, fed and/or petted while there:
Here we are getting ready for the pig race, I cheered on Denny Hamlet (of course!):
I think I always love the colors and lights, sounds and smells of the fair--it really is one time when I truly appreciate having all senses in tact!