2016 Clinton County Fair

Tonight Mom and I visited the 2016 Clinton County Fair. I like looking at all the exhibits (and wishing I’d entered something) and the animals. It’s also a chance to eat some unhealthy food that’s only available a couple times a year.

Normally when I visit a fair with animals I say things like, “I want a sheep.”

Black and White Sheep

Black and Grey Sheep

I also want a goat. My favorites are pygmy goats, but I didn’t see any of those.

Nubian Goat in Purple Blanket

I want a cow. A jersey cow in fact. Look at those eyes. How could you say no? Technically the village council says no–or else I’d be putting up a fence.

Jersey Cow

Then we went to the poultry barn. Mom had quite a few, “I want one of those” moments. There were quite a few small chickens that I was enamoured with. Old English Game Fowl were quite popular.

Black Sumatrans

Rooster

Rooster

White Chicken

The midway at our fair isn’t huge, but it always seems popular. It was a really pretty day even though it was hot.

fair_midway

The food we came for might be local to the area. The concession stand claims they are the “Home of Curtis’ Original Tacorito”. It’s not healthy. At. All. They take an elephant ear (without the sugar) then top it with taco beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and taco sauce. They then roll it up like a burrito and wrap it in foil. It’s really messy but oh so good. I meant to get a picture, but I hadn’t had one in a couple years…and well. I ate it before even thinking about a picture. Enjoy a picture of their food truck instead:

Tacorito

We ran in to some old friends/people from church working at the WALH Radio booth and had a nice visit. You should visit their site and take a listen to their station. They’re working to bring local radio back to the county.

We had a great time and maybe next year I’ll enter some things! There are still a few days left, if you get a chance you should visit the 2016 Clinton County Fair or if you’re not local, be sure to visit your local fair!

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