Friday, October 23, 2009

State Fair

The Virginia State Fair is VERY popular with the Envy Family. Snow White was a mere seven months old when she attended her first fair. She won a prize for being the best "Pig Rooter" at the Pig Races, and has been hooked ever since!

2009 brought big changes to our beloved fair. A new venue, a new layout, and many new fried foods!

Meadow Farm, former home of Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, is now Meadow Farm Event Park. The new venue is spacious and CLEAN! Well, except for some of the folks working the Midway.

Main Stage entertainment included Blue Grass, Magic and a little Rock 'n Roll.

Secretariat was honored throughout the park, especially in the Farm Area.

These little guys were SO much fun to watch!

No State Fair would be complete without freakishly large fruits and vegetables.

Snow White has ALWAYS loved this singing pig! He appeared to be happy to see her again this year;)

These guys were downright CRAZY!

I found this amusing. Draw your own conclusions.

Billy Goats Gruff? He stood so still that we weren't sure he was real. Then he jumped down and started bossing the other goats around!

I was having an off night, and LOST at Whac-a-Mole. First time EVER!

The night wouldn't have been complete without a trip to our favorite food vendor....Porky's! This is a BBQ Parfait....BBQ, Sauce and Mashed Potatoes. YUM:)

And for dessert? Fried green beans, of course.

Can't wait until next year!


littletoesandcheerios said...

I love doing stuff like that! I went to our county fair this year for the first time in a LONG time. Madi had fun and my pregnant friend loved the fair food!
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The Incredible Woody said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!!! But where was the funnel cake??

Mental P Mama said...

No fried butter? Anyway, it looks wonderful;) Will the singing pig come disguised as a bivalve for Oyster Fest?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh, this looks wonderful. I was worried about the change of venue -it's been off Laburnum for centuries.

By the way, I used to work in Guest Relations for Busch Gardens in Williamsburg...and it ain't all that. It should have been called the Complaint Department for Rude People from New Jersey. It was also the lost and found, and well, let's just say I have a story about my boss finding something smokeable in a purse turned in. He smoked it and there's a lot more to the story so I"ll stop now. I'll tell you Friday.

AWESOME FAIR PHOTOS. Wack a Mole is my favorite game.

Daryl said...

OMG .. those green beans remind me of the ones we had at The Red Cat! Sigh. We need to go there again

And those pumpkins ... remind me of something I cant quite put my finger on ... ummm ...

Suz Broughton said...

I love the Fair!! We don't get veggies THAT big though, but the food is just as wicked ! said...

That reminds me so much of when I was a teenager! We lived for the Wise County Fair and Rodeo! Fun times indeed!
Glad the Envy family had so much fun!

Jo Whitehurst said...

The State Fair of Texas has gotten so big that I just don't go much, anymore. When the kids were younger, we loved it...I guess I just need grandkids to take!

Love me some fried green beans! Never had a BBQ parfait...not so sure about that. Glad you guys had fun!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What a fun day. We had a good time too! We tore up the fried cheese! We love us some cheese now!
You got some great shots of our "new fair" BHE! We liked it alot too.

mom x 2 said...

The best parts about the fair... the food and the racing pigs. I am really sorry I missed it this year. I heard the new venue is really great!

Brittany said...

Sounds like a blast! You made me very hungry!!!!

Jo Whitehurst said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I found you through CG and MPM, and added you to my reader a while back (just been lurking and not commenting...sorry!:) -jo

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

***snort***Daryl...I think I know that pumpkin!

Keetha said...

Guest Relations! Bwah ha ha!

My word, I've never seen such pumpkins.

Glad to see you back. :-)

Tracey Hodge said...

LOVE, love, love state fairs! And the food.....heaven!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Great pictures! We so loved the fair this year! Wish I had tried the BBQ parfait and fried green beans, though! That fried Twinkie was d-lish!