As a foreign person, it is hard to relate to this very interesting cultural event. So many people drive so far to come to the fair. Traffic get completely crazy. And every year I end up going with my family.
It hard to understand when you are not connected with the history, or with the culture why people would spend so much money going to wait in line, and walking miles to found parking. People spend so much money to try the”latest food trend” .This year it was fried cool-aid and fried butter.
However I think this is exactly the point : Someone who is not from here ,does not understand the tradition who goes with it. Going to the fair as adults, It is memories people try to recreate from their childhood.
The fair is just a way for grown-ups to become the kids they used to be.
Enjoy these photos!