I've lived in Seattle for nearly 6 years now and (much to my shame) I haven't made it to the State Fair in Puyallup.
This is what champion over-sized pumpkins look like.
Huge, ugly, and probably flavorless....but did we mention huge?
(Honestly, I don't understand the appeal...)
Despite a few downpours, mom and I attended and had a lot of fun. We played a carnival game (I had my sights set on a plush sea turtle...alas! It was not to be), skipped all of the rides (we're too breakable), and saw every animal.
A blue-eyed alpaca! I want one.
I also discovered that I am highly allergic to hay! Every time we went into a barn, I started sneezing uncontrollably.
We also visited the Pig Palace (mom loves pigs)
These little guys were only 1 week old!
I just wanted to climb in and snuggle with them.
And, of course, we ate a ton of fried, nasty-delicious fair food! (Including Fisher scones, because that's what you do a the Puyallup State Fair).
Didn't actually try this, because I *like* my arteries.
It's a big rig BBQ.
No, seriously. A big rig, and the entire truck area is a BBQ!
What IS a bacon dog? I didn't ask.
If reading this list doesn't make you feel slightly nauseated, smelling this booth will.
I wanted to try the bacon-wrapped jalepenos, but the line was too long.
My oldest bro and I used to joke that, at the SoCal Country Fair, in Del Mar, you could find anything fried, and on a stick. The challenge was to find the most disgusting fried-on-a-stick item.
All day in Puyallup I looked and looked, and while there was plenty of fried, there was no "on a stick".
Bless her heart, she had to thread each potato slice onto a stick, to fry.
So that's proof that the Puyallup Fair is fun, festive, and fried (on a stick)!
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