Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wisconsin State Fair

Last weekend we went to the state fair with Scott and Amber.  We had heard things about the fair, specifically about the food and the people, so we were curious to see what everyone was talking about. It didn't disappoint!

I have never seen so much fried food in my life.  Seriously.  There were deep fried fruits and vegetables, as well as a variety of deep fried desserts, such as oreos, snickers, and s'mores! I think some of the people in Wisconsin must be crazy -- how else would they think to take s'mores and deep fry them? I guess I can't complain too much though, considering the results.  We decided to try a fried snickers bar, which was surprisingly delicious! They sprinkled powdered sugar on top and then added some chocolate sauce, which made it even better :-)

Deep fried snickers
After the snickers bar, we ate some deep fried cheddar cheese curds. These are a big deal in Wisconsin!  We had all tried some earlier this summer, but they are too tasty to pass by! The cheese curds at the fair were really good.

Deep fried cheddar cheese curds...and a photobomb by Scott!
While wandering around the fair in search of more treats, we stumbled upon two guys who were starting a comedy routine.  I'm really glad that we stuck around to watch the routine because it was one of my favorite parts of the fair! The two guys were really funny, and they involved the audience a lot.  At the end of the show, one of the guys sat on an extremely high unicycle and the other was standing on the top rung of a latter, and then they tossed flaming torches back and forth -- it was both impressive and hilarious!

The comedy routine
Following the comedy show, we took a quick stop at a cream puff shop.  I can admit that cream puffs aren't my favorite treat, but we had heard that these were decent.

Our main goal for the fair was to find the infamous pizza cones, but we hadn't had any luck.  I was starting to lose hope.  Luckily, we decided to walk down one more aisle of food tents, and we finally saw the sign for pizza cones!  Imagine a slice of pizza that gets folded into the shape of an ice cream cone, with the crust on the outside and all of the toppings inside.  They were delicious!! They were also really funny to eat because the cheese was so stringy. We got some fun pictures, and it was definitely a highlight of our fair experience :-)

PIzza Cone!
Did I mention they were really cheesy and stringy?
On our way out of the fair, we stopped and got some jumbo cups of old fashioned lemonade, which was easily the best lemonade I've ever had! They squeezed real lemons right before our eyes. I wanted to take the whole lemonade stand home with me!

Best Lemonade EVER
All in all, we had a lot of fun at the state fair and we tried some funny foods. I would definitely go again because we didn't manage to find all of the things we'd been told about, like the root-beer milk or the pig races. Still, it was a fun memory to make!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That looks awesome! I really want to try a pizza cone!!!