Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Great Day at the Fair

On Saturday (9/26), C and I went to the Big E. We left our whiny significant others at home so we could thoroughly enjoy ourselves without feeling like we needed to leave early or entertain them :)

And good thing we did because R would have been upset right from the get-go. We waited in traffic for an HOUR in order to make it to the parking area. It was crazily busy that day.
This is us at a complete stand-still.
When we finally arrived we could not wait for some fair food! These are our favorite - fried cheddar cheese curds. YUM. We split an order so we would have room for everything else we wanted to eat!
Then we split an order of some of the best onion rings I've ever had.
The baby animals in the exhibit buildings always draw huge crowds. We had to wiggle our way in to get a shot of these guys. So cute.

There are many little craft booths at this fair. There was one with these miniature lighted buildings with appropriate miniature objects inside. This was was a little pool hall. Fascinating.
Different new england states have their own buildings. Inside the buildings are informational booths, people selling things specific to that state, artsy displays and FOOD. (For example, the Vermont building has a B.en and Jerr.y stand selling ice cream.
The Maine building has a baked potato bar that is incredibly popular. C and I waited in a huge long line for ~20 mins for these...
My absolute favorite ride at fairs is the swings. I, of course, dragged C along for a ride!
The view from the air.
Every year they have a butter sculpture. I've seen these at other fairs as well - like the New York State Fair. The one this year was impressive. You can't really tell from the pic but it is a large sculpture. The tallest tree was probably about 4 to 5 ft tall.
They have all sorts of animals and host many shows.
Loved the colors of this game. I like to play the silly games but usually don't want to waste the money. (hey, I could use that $3 on more food!)

There was a camel in the petting zoo area.
And lots of goats and sheep. We were petting a donkey (not pictured below) that kept knocking over the food dispenser on purpose. It was so cute, like he was trying to tell us to stop petting and start giving him treats already. We complied :)
We ate so much more food - we split a cream puff, and I had a corn dog and some salmon on a stick (sounds gross but it was tasty if you like salmon). We also split some blueberry soda from one of the state buildings. Delicious.

We both bought bags of maple cotton candy to bring home for the guys.

The weather was very nice. It got nice and chilly when the sun went down which is great when you are standing in large groups of people. We stayed until ~9:30pm and made it out without getting stuck in too much traffic (although we did kind of get lost trying to find I90! oops).

We had a blast :)


  1. I am so jelous!!! I loved going to The Big E when we lived in CT! I miss it, and really want to go back someday. Looks like you had fun. : ) Glad t3o see it is still going strong.

  2. Um, thanks alot. I am so hungry now and I just ate dinner. Thanks again too for sharing that yummy yum food that is not available here in Cairo for sure. Thanks my friend, thank you very much! xoxoxoxo

  3. i'm jealous, i live in MA and have yet to make it out to the Big E!! i love state fairs too... looks like a fabulous time :)

  4. That looks like so much fun! I really wish I could have gone with you :D Seriously, the food is making me so jealous! I'm starving here and lunch is not looking like its going to be too appealing. Will have to make myself baked potato when I get home ;)

  5. Our local fair starts this week, and I'm torn about whether I want to go or not. I'm not a huge ride person, but the FOOD. Oh, how I love fair food! So evilly delicious!

  6. I am so jealous! We wanted to go to the Puyallup Fair (our big fair around here) but didn't make it. Having been to the Big E exactly once in my life, I can say THAT is a mean fair! And all of that deliciously yum yum fair food.....I will try to stop drooling now.

  7. Thanks Jill for the post of fun fair and fabulous food. It looked like a great time. I've never seen a butter sculpture. How cool is that? Food on a stick is always more tasty and those onion rings. Wow. Me = Jealous. I totally want to hang with you sistah.

  8. Wow, the food looked amazing...I'm super hungry now! It looks like you had a great time. I love fairs!

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fair food! We didn't get to go this year but I wish we had! I'm from bloggy bingo and I think this counts as a post mentioning a restaurant :)