Category Archives: For Fun

Classic fair food

food vendor at the fair

state fair midway food vendor

The is the food I remember from my childhood. You might say it is standard fair fare.  The food vendors all have such colorful food stands. They just scream “look at me!”.

Today is the last day of the State Fair but it will be back next year.

The crowds


Opening day state fair crowds

I arrived at the fair early on opening day. It was kind of crowded but I could actually walk down the streets. By about noon it looked like it does in the picture.

Attendance on the first day was 133,326 which sets a record for the first day. it was an unusual opening day in that it was fairly cool out with light breezes when made the fair a lot more fun. Usually, it is hot and humid.

A spot of red



I went out last night to photograph some bald eagles but flood waters made it impossible to get close enough to the nest. I had to settle for a picture of a cardinal. They are not as easy to photograph as you might think. They hop around in the bushes and hide behind the branches.