There's is much that could be written about the fair, and many pictures that could be shared. But for the sake of time I'll share just a few from when Christy & I went to the fair together Wednesday night. We had also gone the previous Saturday. The weather was perfect, so the place was packed. We did it as a family event, with all the in-laws, nieces & nephew.
Wednesday night was just me & my lovely bride and the crowds were much less. We wandered by most of the booths and ate a few of our favorite fair treats. Here's the pictures:
This is one of my favorite things at the fair... Pork Chop on a Stick. It's best on the slow days because after being cooked they leave it marinating in it's own juices so it's super flavorful & super tender.
These were something new for me to try... They are locally grown fried Yukon Gold potatoes. They weren't that good though... They were cut too thick so not cooked all the way through, plus they had a ton of Montreal Steak Seasoning on them. The better choice is the fried Peanut Potatoes from the Bushes & Bunches booth.
My other fair favorite... Buffalo Chips from Buffalo Bills. They are just waffle cut fries with Johnny's Seasoning Salt on them, but they are good. The burgers from Buffalo Bills are really good too. I almost forgot to grab this picture before I ate them all...
The Chugach Mountains to the south past the old barn. This is near the Red Gate.
The Colony Stage. They have different acts that rotate through out the day on this stage. We watched the Gothard Sisters, three young ladies from Seattle who did Irish dance, played fiddles and sang. They did a good job.
The Colony Stage. They have different acts that rotate through out the day on this stage. We watch the Gothard Sisters, three young ladies from Seattle who did Irish dance, played fiddles and sang. They did a good job.
The King BMX Bike Show. These guys were pretty fun to watch.
This is the Hooperdoodle cookie. It's big and sooo very good. Christy always gets their M&M's cookie.
As we leave the fair we always get a bag of kettle corn from Becky's. Novices will buy this as they come in, but then you have to pack it around with you. Experts know to get it on the way out and eat on it over the next few days.
The view of Matanuska Peak to the east as we head back out to the truck.