The crowds weren't too bad when we first got there. We could walk around without coming to a complete stop due to human traffic. We walked through the gate and up to the very important food section. There is food all over the place at the fair, but this one area seemed like it was your best bet for any type of food you could wish for.
We walked around the food tents and then through the games and rides section. I just have to say, some of those rides are seriously scary. I probably didn't feel that way when I was a kid but now that I actually think about how they're built and the fact that these rides get torn down and built again in another city is a bit unnerving. After we checked out the games and rides, we grabbed some real food.
Once we were done eating, we walked back up towards the games because we were going to meet up with Morgan and her husband for the pig races! I heard all about these pot bellied pig races, so I was really excited about them. Hops and I got there around 2:15 or so and the stands were packed already. We somehow found two seats up at the top of the bleachers, so we snagged them. The pig races weren't just pig races, there were ducks and goats, too!
The first race was between some younger pigs, not pot-bellied pigs.
Next up were the goats. These guys made me laugh so hard. They raced for Cheese Doodles, too.
Then, there were ducks. Duck/Geese hybrids? Not really sure but they have some seriously long necks! These guys didn't race for cheese doodles. They just ran around the track like...you know...chickens with their heads cut off? Haha. I crack myself up.
Finally, we got to the main event - the pot-bellied pigs! Oh my gosh, how cute are these little dudes?
This little dude was busy looking for food along the way.
Oooo! Ooooo it's a photo finish!!
That's Piggy Gordon and Rutter Martin, enjoying being the winners.
Hilarious. That was a fun event. I'm so glad Morgan mentioned it and we ended up going to it!!
I'll post part two of our State Fair adventures