A little more than recently, D and I accompanied some friends to the Volusia County Fair where we took in the sights and smell of every imaginable fair food possible. We even rode a few rides. I was awe struck by the shear amount of food offered at the fair. Never had I been to a fair of such large proportions. In the past, I've only frequented our local Octoberfest and that was nothing compared to this. Let's just say the rides at this fair made all of the rides at the Octoberfest look like kiddie rides.
Now on to the important stuff: the food. Surrounding the concert stage and rides were booths for all types of fair food. It's a safe bet to say that there were more food booths than game booths. I decided on an Italian Sausage with onions and peppers for me and D to split. I don't have a picture, but it was delicious. Definitely way better than expected.
By splitting the sausage, D and I left room to try one of the craziest things my eyes ever saw, a basket of fried oreos ($5).
Absolutely positively amazing! At first bite these became my secret indulgence. They were freshly fried and sprinkled with confectioners sugar. The oreo cookie hiding underneath all the fried batter was so soft it was practically melted. Each bite melted delicious in my mouth and I couldn't wait for the next one. As delicious as they were, they were surprisingly filling. I could only eat a few. Good thing I had some friend to share with!
Next, we all decided to try the delicious and oh so classic, funnel cake. Not much to say here, it was as delicious as every other funnel cake. It was huge and between the five of us we couldn't finish it, so much of it went into the trash waiting for a gluttonous rat in the morning.
We rode a few rides, but the place was packed, so there was only time for a few. Kids were everywhere and cutting line, making the wait even longer, but overall I really enjoyed my trip to the fair! I was really pleased when I finally spotted someone selling candied cashews on our way out. Of course I stopped and bought a bag for D and I to enjoy on the way home.
As Templeton would sing, "A fair is a fair is a veritable smorgasbord, orgasbord, orgasbord.."