What a week. I feel like I’ve hardly had time to sit down. The NC State Fair was held this week, here in Raleigh. Andrew has never missed a State Fair. Last year it was a close call, since we were on our honeymoon during part of the festivities. But his record remains.
This year we’ve gone to the Fair three times. Even with puppy class this week, and work being crazy, we’ve spent a lot of time at the Fair. I grew up hours away from here, and coming to the fair just once was an all day adventure that left us all tired and grumpy. Living near Raleigh has allowed us to spread out our fried-food consumption for almost the whole week of the event.
The first Saturday the Fair was open my dad came down and the three of us headed off to see what we could find to see and eat. I was really surprised how many people were there, even for a Saturday. There has been so much talk of recession and of tightened budgets, I was surprised to see so many people out for what can be a pricey day of entertainment. Andrew and I went two more evenings to explore some more and eat some new things.
I love the Fair. I love the “Got to be NC” tent. I love the Village of Yesteryear. I love the competitions (see my Day Zero list, I even want to enter something). I love seeing all of the bounty of our state.
I like how important it is to Andrew that we go every year, it’s become important to me too. We look forward to it for weeks each year, and the Fair doesn’t disappoint. I’m already excited for next year.