My dad always entered the stained glass competition every year and came away with many blue ribbons. Once I learned the craft, I began to enter and was thrilled to win my first blue ribbon!
When I was a kid my girlfriend lived about 3 blocks from the fair. Every year I would stay with her during fair week. At night we could hear the grandstand shows through her window. I still remember hearing the Supremes concert back in the 1960's!
Many great memories of the Royal American Shows of the past, the double ferris wheel rides at night, winning huge stuffed animals, and introducing my kids to the midway and arcade games when they were young!
Needless to say, the food choices get better and better every year. In fact, this year my son is working for a new vendor who will be selling hot apple dumplings! YUM.
BEST THINGS I EVER ATE AT THE FAIR! by TJFISHER
Pork Chop on a stick
Simply the best, moist,juicy,plain good!
Ketchup, mustard, and have to have several
About a Foot Long Hotdog
Lots of fried onions off the grill, ketchup,mustard out of the crank handle dispensers
Sweet Marthas Cookies
Favorite Places by TJFISHER
Becky's Must Do List by Becky
Agriculture & Horticulture Building
So much to see - Crop Art, Scarecrows, bees, largest produce and more! Don't forget to buy the kids an apple and some honey ice cream with sunflower seeds.
Danielson's and Daughters Onion Rings
Always my first stop on my first visit of the year. Outside of the Food Building with the largest, best deal on Coke and Pepsi just inside the Food Building makes for the best breakfast ever!
Tried this with a coupon from the Blue Ribbon Book several years ago and now it is a 'must have' every year.
Music and More!
All the free concerts and shows are awesome - especially Tonic Sol-fa! No matter how many times I visit the Fair every year, I never have the time to see all of the shows I wanted to see.