For the first time in years I had a chance to go to the Kentucky State Fair.
I have always found the state fair a great place to feel pride in my state while also getting lost in how other people view this state.
Between the people, the exhibits, the animals and the interesting fair confections, there is no shortage of interesting things to look at.
I walked around the fair with my friend, Kaley, who shares my love of people watching and the unusual.
So she was a good sport when I suggested checking out some of the strange fair food.
Deep fried Girl Scout cookies were also among the offerings, which we had to dig into. To be honest, they looked exactly like the deep fried Derby Pie and the deep fried Kool-Aid (whatever that is).
But they were well worth the hundreds of calories.
And the exhibits, contest entries and collections also did not disappoint at the Kentucky State Fair.
You have to appreciate the fact that so many people took the time to make something they feel pride in — even if some are on the strange side.
I suppose that took an even larger leap of faith, which I salute.
And the animals.
Flip flops might not have been the best choice of footwear for walking between animal pens. But dirty feet aside, how often do I get to be within arm’s reach of horses, pigs, sheep and a fake cow — that can still be milked?
There was also a very ornery turkey that did not want to have his picture taken, but he couldn’t go far, restricted to a cage like he was.
Cages make it significantly easier to commune with the animals.
And if you make it to the Kentucky State Fair, be sure to say hello to Freddy Farm Bureau.
He actually talks back.
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