a Bri Gaal's Blog: State Fair

Sunday, October 18, 2009

State Fair

It's that time again when people all across North Carolina flock to the fairgrounds in Raleigh in search of the grossest fried creations imaginable. Besides the very typical fried candy bars, ho ho's, pb & j's and mac n cheese, this year they also had chicken fried bacon and fried butter. Disgusting.

Here are some pictures I stole from Kari's fb. Thanks, Kari!

We paid $1 to see spider girl, but they wanted another to take her picture. Kari tried to take one on the sly but it didn't come out, so I guess you'll have to come down and see her for yourself.

They wanted me to buy this t-shirt, but seriously people, if I get a Team Edward shirt it will be classy. This is not it. Duh.

Kenny can fry it, but he ain't that good of a spellur.

I brought my A-Game and decided to step it up a notch by dipping my fried oreo in cheese. It was really good.

Future Farmers of America. Or as Kari captioned this picture on fb "what did you do last saturday night? i showed my cow."

This was the one "ride" we did. I'm on the far right, Alysia is next to me and Kari is next to her.

And I totally kicked it's ass. I win.

Seriously, I love my friends. They are too much fun. We got there nice and early for the pig races (you have to get there 1/2 hour early to get a seat) and it was worth it. The last race of the night are the pot-bellied pigs and the owner (very big old redneck) picks old women from the audience to cheer for one of the pigs, and if your pig wins you get a prize AND you are named Pig Queen. Kari and I shot our hands up high in the air when he came to our section and he started making fun of us for being too young and not knowing which end is the right end of the pig (or something, honestly, I didn't get some of his jokes) but he pointed a finger at me and said "You!" So I jumped up all excited and he says, "No, not you, YOU!" and is pointing at Kari. I totally got dissed by the racing pigs owner. Oh how low can you get in your life?!

Here's Kari trying to become pig queen.

And a very funny video.

I rallied this morning and had a good 9 mile run at Umstead but was totally overdressed since I'm not used to cold weather.

And then it was lots of football today. Marty comes home tomorrow night. I miss my other half.


At October 18, 2009 7:43 PM , Blogger runningyankee said...

good times at the fair. sorry you didnt get to be pig queen - considering you actually eat bacon it might have been more appropriate.....

At October 18, 2009 8:46 PM , Blogger Alicia Parr said...

We heard Garrison Keillor on the radio mention fried butter balls and thought he was joking.

GREAT video.

At October 18, 2009 9:13 PM , Blogger Angela and David Kidd said...

A fried oreo in cheese made me barf a little in my mouth.

At October 19, 2009 2:39 AM , Blogger martygaal said...

i am coming home soon baby, i love you

At October 19, 2009 8:50 AM , Blogger Angela said...

The boys loved the pig races, Brayden especially. You are gross Bri, fried oreo with butter??? You should have just tried the fried butter.

They wouldn't let us take Ryan on the big slide, event with an adult. He got pretty upset so it was time to leave. Glad the big kids had fun.

At October 19, 2009 9:02 AM , Blogger BriGaal said...

It was a fried oreo dipped in CHEESE! Gross, you thought I dipped it in butter?! ;)

At October 19, 2009 12:24 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Well I have to say, I've been to many a county and state fair before but THIS fair takes the cake! I will certainly have to call Kari Pig Queen now. And fried Oreo in cheese??? Barf!! :)

At October 19, 2009 7:18 PM , Blogger wonderwoman said...

Fried Oreo in cheese.. for some reason i want to try that.

At October 19, 2009 9:40 PM , Blogger Jennifer Cunnane said...

Oh my god that looks like tons of fun!!! I need to figure out when the state fair is here in MO. Not sure um, about fried oreos with cheese?? Maybe washed down with a beer?

At October 20, 2009 9:37 AM , Blogger LZ said...

Awesome pics...I LOVE the pig racing, it is also my all time fav things to do at the fair. Glad you all had fun!

At October 22, 2009 2:16 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Great Pictures! You have to love everything and anything they can deep fry at those things! I loved teh potato sack racing too!! A very fun alternative sport. hoorah for fairs!

At October 22, 2009 3:21 PM , Blogger Courtenay said...

wait can we at least have a description of spider girl?! you saw her right?!

ben said there was some fair in texas with fried butter that the lady at the dallas YMCA told him about, but he didn't go.


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