Saturday, October 16, 2010

NC STATE Fair pictures......Part I

In the above picture, Mom is trying to make up with me for leaving me home alone by give my noggin' a nice scratch. She and Dad left bright and early for 
THE 140th
 The first thing they did was to look for a ham biscuit for Dad but lo and behold look what they found
Jack's Dad's missing RIBLETS...those of you who know Jack, will remember his Dad broke a few ribs
recently...Jack was frantically looking for his Dad's riblets...
Well Jack we found them they are for sale at the FAIR....
you better high tail it on over before they sale all of them.
Mom told me she nearly cracked up when she saw what they are serving with the riblets.
 Mom regained her composure on they went in search of the elusive ham biscuit only to find
a stand selling Krispy Kreme Burgers and Funnel Cakes.  The one and only Ms J and Miss Cindi Lou
told us they liked Funnel Cakes.  Here is a twofer,  Ms. J and Miss Cindi Lou
You two are already pretty darn sweet so eat carefully!!!
 Well they finally found the ham biscuit across the way from the Doghouse. They didn't see any dogs in the house but they did find
some hushpuppies at the House of Autry booth.  Oh my stars the folks at the booth could hardly
make the hushpuppies fast enough...everyone including Mom and Dad were being piggies.
Mom has lots of friends who are always asking just what is a hushpuppy!! We took this picture especially for
Gizzy's Mom and Raider's Mom.  Remember that funny emails you two sent to Mom and Ms. Kit  asking your 'Southern Belles' to explain a hushpuppy?
Gizzy's mom described them as looking like 'fat fingers' on her plate!!
 After they had their fill of those cute little puppies, they went on to see the prize winning
fruits, veggies and other produce.....such as this blue ribbon watermelon weighing in at 211 lbs.
 Thank goodness they did not bring this gigormous grasshopper home.
It is made primarily out of garden hoses but also many other garden tools....
 Who knew there was a NC Gourd Society?  Certainly not Mom
 But she did so love this carved gourd with painted fall leaves on it.
 These are the prize winning pumpkins the Mother lode weighed in at 824 lbs....
 OMC a sweet 'tater weighing 9.05 lbs....wonder how long it takes to cook?
 There was no 'ugliest sweet 'tater' contest BUTT Mom said these guys would have won!!!
 Mom said she hoped and prayed no one on this ride ate a Krispy Kreme Burger, or chitlins and collards before they got on this ride!!!
Well to say Mom and Dad had a fine time would be an understatement.  The weather was purrfect, they arrived early and were leaving as the crowds were arriving.  MOM took 120 pictures so YES there will be more to see.  Rest easy she does not intend to share all of them.
over the next week while the Fair is in town.


  1. Oh I do love me some hushpuppies - with ketchup!!

    If the riblets are anywhere near the chitlins (which they misspelled by the way), they can keep them. I've only been around chitlins one time in my life, and that was one time too many!

    BUT, if you want to send me a ham biscuit, I won't complain. It's about 30 miles to the closest Cracker Barrel for us :)

  2. 211 pound watermelon!!! Wow! What a great day it was - sounds like so much fun! You were a good sport madi to let them go!

  3. Hi Madi & Mom,

    We see you did find some funnel cake, we never suspected it would be so close to those KK burgers. I haven't been to a fair in years that didn't have funnel cake (one fair called them elephant ears!) Thanks for the shout!

    Being a southern girl I love hushpuppies, yummy. It looks like you saw it all at the fair, from gourds to grasshoppers and everything in between. Can't wait to see more!

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J and Cindi Lou

  4. Glad you had a good time.
    I wonder if KK burgers will catch on up here.

  5. You have OUTDONE yourself, girl! Now I gotta come South for the Fair. Look at those hushpuppies! Yummy.

  6. State Fairs are Awesome!! I never do the rides though, just the food/crafts or your case the "crafty foods" that they put together....I've heard of a KK Burger, but never had a desire to try one...sounds to sweet.
    Glad you had an Awesome time and looking forward to more pictures!!

  7. Now that loked like one fantastic time! Did they have any frog sculptures, like the grasshopper? Funnel cakes............YUM!

  8. Wow, looks like so much fun and many yummy treats! Can't wait to see more pictures!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. MEOWZA!!!!!!!!! Appears the Fair has gone to the dogs!!!!!!!!! MOL....not sure anyone else will appreciate our humor today, but............:)

    Thanks for a grand tour of the Fair, we loved the post.

    And Madi, you know we love U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Okay, well now I'm all drooley and starving here! YUM! Madi, can you ask your mom if she bought me one of those Krispy Kreme Burgers? She can send it to Mayzie Dog, Collie-rado, USA. I'm sure it will still be good when it gets here.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  11. I should have taken a ride down there THIS weekend so that I could see all this good stuff first hand!!! I love Fairs!!!

  12. State Fair priorities...first the food!

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  14. miss madi!
    i totally know how you feel. my mama and daddy left me and asa all alone last night and went to the SC state fair! and guess what! those krispy kreme burger thingies are down here, too! heehee. there were also fried snickers and fried oreos and...FRIED BUTTER! ewwwww. oh, but there weren't any hushpuppies, and boy howdy, does my mama loooove hushpuppies!!

    the booker man

  15. What a GREAT day! I loved the carved gourds!

  16. We are glad your mum and dad had a lovely time at the Fair. We didn't know what any of the food was so we had to google it.

  17. WOW those are some big veggies!! And who knew that the TG's ribs would end up in NC??? Too funny. Sounds like they had fun though


  18. Hi Madi! Looks like all you do at the State Fair is eat!! Those sweet 'taters made us laugh!! They are funny looking!!!


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