We just got back from the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. There were a lot of people out enjoying the near-perfect weather. We didn’t venture out over the entire fair but we did get to see the cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, turkeys, and pigs. The cows were being shown while we were there. These shows always leave us with more questions as we can’t figure out what the judges are looking for when looking at the cows.
We were able to go to Heritage Village, sip apple cider and listen to a blue grass band play. The blacksmiths were working on their crafts and the guys working the steam-powered saw mill were turning trees into lumber. We also visited the Soil and Water Conservation exhibit and answered several questions about North Carolina.
You can’t visit a state fair without partaking of the fair food. Deep fat fried Twinkies, Oreos, and pickles along with chocolate covered bacon were some of the items available on the strip. We didn’t try any of these. No, we stuck with the grilled corn, apples, and hot dogs. We also ate ice cream churned by some really old John Deere engines.
All in all, we had a great day. We purchased a few pottery pieces to take home. One from Turn & Burn Pottery, which not only has a cool name but also nice people, and one from the big pottery “outlet” near gate 2.
With our goods in hand we ventured back to the car and headed back home.