I hadn't been to the fair, until this past weekend that is. I've seen photos and could comprehend that this was a part of the childhood nostalgia for many folks. Not that I hadn't been to similar things just not specifically or to the scale of a State Fair. After all, copious amounts of sweet & fried food, rides in varying speeds of dizzying thrill, families letting their hair down and seeking the wholesome type of fun promised isn't limited to just State Fairs.
This urge to finally go was sparked by a tweet from @VisitFlorida sharing an article about a funnel cake burger...yup, I don't need to say much more do I? So with a hunger for some cheat day type food and those popular long exposure ferris wheel shots, I headed out on an adventure.
Happy to announce I did find the burger, it was yummo curtesy of Jane Harris with The Best Around Concessions, took those long exposure ferris wheel photos etc., checked out the livestock, saw a mama cow give birth to her calf (breath) and ran into a bit of Florida history which is the part I wasn't expecting and all that was just one day.
This little section in the park called Cracker Country was my favorite time of it all. That alone is worth the price of admission and boasts being "Tampa's Only Living History Museum." I'll probably do a later blog post about that alone but for now here are an assortment of the stories to share with you from the 2015 Florida State Fair at the State grounds in Tampa.
Ok, here you go, fair photos!
It's such a big deal they drive the cheese in from Wisconsin