Ahhhhh, summertime! It is one of my favorite times of the year! Why? Because it means that it's time for my yearly trek to the Orange County Fair! Today was the hottest day of the year, so of course (!), that's the day I decided to go with Erin in tow!
We headed down a little later than we expected, but still managed to do a quick stop at Chick-Fil-A for a couple of their delicious chicken biscuits! When we arrived, we decided to save $5 by taking advantage of the free parking. So, we parked in the AAA lot and shuttled over to the fair.
The first stop inside was the livestock and farming section. We saw cute, cute, cute piglets! There were three pens of piglets. One pen had 6 day old piglets and another had 8 day old piglets! (I'll have to add pictures when I get home.)
Then we headed over for the flower competition. The flower was the theme of this year's fair and they had a small building that had arrangements and bouquets of flower entries. Some were really cool. At the back of the building, there was a vendor, Kate Chu, who makes art of from pressed flowers. Some of her pieces were amazing!! I bought a small piece to put on my nightstand. I love it.
We started to get hungry after perusing the marketplace area for a while, and Erin declared that we must have a turkey leg. Well, on our way, we passed the face painting booth. I had warned Erin that I would be getting my face painted, as I do every year. Every year, they get the same face painter and she is amazing. Here is what she painted on my face in less than 2 minutes.
We made our way to the smoked turkey leg booth and bought one to share ($8.75). I have never bought one at a fair, so this was a first for me! Exciting! See how excited I look!?
We then went over to the Plaza Stage and watched the Peking Acrobats. Their show was good. We also watched the Aga-Boom clown show. That was a lot of fun and somewhat air conditioned which was a big plus.
For our dessert, we settled on a deep fried Twinkie with raspberry sauce and a deep fried Oreo. Both were good, but I think the deep fried Twinkie was a little better. Deep fried Twinkie
Deep fried Oreos
Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich
I picked out what I'm trying next year though! It's a chicken sandwich with honey of a Krispy Kreme donut. That sounds disgustingly decadent! I think I have to try one just to see how it tastes!!
We did some more shopping and then headed out! It was a long day! Over 10 hours of fair fun!! The great thing was that while it was 90 degrees in Burbank at night, I was actually getting chilly at the fair because it's so close to the ocean. I think I might have to try the LA County Fair, although I'm already feeling like I won't get my money's worth at $15 per ticket!! The OC Fair is a bargain at $8! However, the LA County fair is promoting its fair food already in this press release! I think I'll have to try the pork chop on a stick!