Oh How I Love Fair Day

Fair Day.  I love it.

Abby and I did a repeat of what we did last year: blow off the entire day and spend it at the Kentucky State Fair.  I dig, y’all.  So while I didn’t have the kahuna with me, I kept Paco handy.

And this was our day.

Bourbon Balls @ the fair

My bourbon balls!  I didn’t place but it was exciting to see them in the case.  And they were pretty.  And thank you, Abby, for taking my picture with my balls.

Bourbon Balls @ the fair

All the balls… totally not as pretty as my balls.

Bourbon Balls @ the fair

A close up of my perfectly round chocolately, bourbony balls.  They actually look kind of schwetty in this picture.

Bovine @ the fair

The cattle.  A must see.  As in you must see where you’re walking or you’ll end up in some bovine fecal matter.  That’d be a cow pie.  We wholeheartedly believe that they laugh at the “city folk” that tiptoe through here.  If I had boots on, I’d probably trot on without batting an eyelash myself.  But I dont.  So I won’t.

BCs @ the fair

The border collies doing trials with the ducks.  I had more fun petting the dogs beforehand but it was still a good time.  These doggins love what they do.  And I kept thinking of my Chasey Bear – the one dog named Dot looked a lot like my Chase.

Ugly Lamps @ the fair

The Ugly Lamp Contest.  Thank you, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, for holding such an excellent contest at the fair.  The Ralphie lamp was the best, hands down – it has blue ribbon potential.  You got the shaft, my friend.

it does exist. barf.

Ew.  Barf.  It does exist.  So does the myocardial infarction that comes after you eat it too.

Edgewood @ the fair

We watched Edgewood play for a while.  You see that fella on the far left?  That’s Natalie’s brother in-law.  That’s why we came.  We stuck around because they’re actually pretty good.  And because sitting on a hay bale is fun anywhere you are.

These fine ladies would be the Lumber Jills.  Chicks with axes.  Well, they have saws in the video but regardless, they carry sharp, heavy things that could do some major harm.  I will never be able to do what they did.  Ever.  I’m OK with that.

my handmade fair ribbon

So even though the Kentucky State Fair judges didn’t find my bourbon balls to be ribbon-worthy, my friends at work did.  And Amy made me my own ribbon.  I think part of the reason she thinks they’re the “best most delicious” is because they don’t cost nuthin’. :)

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August 31, 2010 - 9:30 am

Amy - Schwetty balls – hee, hee!
The ugly lamp competition is awesome! I agree that the Ralphie lamp should have taken first.

August 31, 2010 - 9:41 am

Jun Belen - Oh lordy…. Krispy Kreme doughnut burgers, that’s insane! It must be what, like 3000 calories with all teh sugar and fat. But still I would try that in a heartbeat. And I’d taste your balls, too, sweetie!

August 31, 2010 - 9:42 am

katie o. - Love that border collie. I wonder if it’s too late to train mine. :)
And your schwetty balls look delish!
No doubt you guys had a blast.

August 31, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Denise - Looks like fun! I’m happy your balls were displayed. That’s always a good thing.

August 31, 2010 - 2:30 pm

omawarisan - But your balls got a smiley face! Can anyone else say that? I think not.

August 31, 2010 - 5:53 pm

denise:) - Ya, i would say your balls were the most beautiful of all those balls- schwetty or not!

September 1, 2010 - 1:52 am

boogie - donut burger??? i think i just found my mothership!

September 1, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Angie - You should have placed. They are always amazing…hint hint…package please…en route to Indy…

September 1, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Todd - Wait. I’m confused. Which lamp is the ugly one?

September 1, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Thomas Stazyk - This post made me homesick! When I lived in Ohio a late summer ritual was going to as many county fairs as possible. No two are alike. Well, yes, they are all alike but different in fun ways.

September 2, 2010 - 8:45 am

Brooke - @Angie – When it’s cooler. It’s too hot to mail balls right now. They’ll melt.
@Todd – They’re all ugly. Some were born ugly, some were made ugly… thus the Ugly Lamp Contest.
@Thomas – I can honestly say I’ve never been to a county fair. I’ve only lived in cities that hosted the state fair. But I still love it.

September 5, 2010 - 2:19 am

Rebecca - That is quite possibly the best ribbon I ever did see!

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