We went to the fair on Sunday – The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. It’s not the biggest fair in Washington – that honor goes to the Puyallup (pronounced pew-al-up for those of you who don’t live around here). But for me, the Evergreen State Fair is just the right size and just the right flavor. The fair grounds are located about an hour from Seattle, but I feel like I’ve been transported to the middle of Iowa. It’s a great reminder that just outside the land of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon is some of our state’s most beautiful farmland and a few people who still actually raise livestock, belong to a grange hall or a 4-H club, sew, can, quilt, craft, and enter their handiwork at the county fair.
I love it!
I also really, really love corn dogs.
Corn dogs might be the real reason I go to the fair. My recommendation: the Pronto Pup Booth where they dip each one by hand. Yummy!
While I was enjoying my corn dog and all of the great people watching, a giant cowboy came around to say “howdy”. He wanted to make sure we were all having a good time. Except for a few animals who seemed ready to go home, I’d say the answer was yes.
Besides corn dogs, another guilty pleasure of mine is the “demonstration pavilion” where the commercial vendors hawk their wares with live infomercials. I love checking out all of the hot tubs, wood stoves, replacement windows, squeegees, floor cleaners, shammies, leaf guard gutters, belt buckles, knife sharpeners, Christmas ornaments, blenders, jewelry cleaners, cookware, foot soakers, chiropractors, and magic massaging chairs. We never buy anything in the pavilion….
until this year.
Did you know the Grill It! is the original at-home Korean Style BBQ? It grills your food while keeping it moist, thanks to a unique, patented design. It’s all because of the steam. Grill It! lets you grill indoors without the worry of smoke or grease. You can cook all of your favorites with less fat and in less time. And right now at the fair you can buy one of these amazing grills for $30 or 2 for $50…
Yes, it’s true. We fell for an infomercial at the fair. I guess it can happen to anyone.
So now we are the proud owners of not one, but two Grill Its!
Hmmm… I guess it is time to test out some Korean BBQ recipes. I will let you know how it goes.
How about you? Did you go to the fair this year? What is your favorite fair food?