Last night was My first trip to wi state fair (except I truly believe I may have been there for an Allman Brothers Concert many years ago but was self medicated and clearly cant remember)
I was seriously excited for three things to happen
1. I wanted to see MC HAMMER, TONE LOC and Young MC
2. I wanted to eat my first Creme Puff
3. I wanted to do some serious people watching
My girl Jill and I were successful on all 3
We got there - perfect night - little breeze, 80 degrees and I didnt crowds were too crazy.
Right off the bat we see a woman wearing rooster pants. YES! This is going to be amazing
We decided since we were at the fair - we better check out some farm animals....I grew up in farm country so I was aware of the pleasures a rabbit or spring chicken can give people so.....first chickens, then bunnies (big Bunnies and tiny bunnies)
We went and checked out some cows, ran into a clydesdale horse show, seen some sheep with masks on (burglars??) and then actually watched a mini pig race. Yes a pig race. Pork Chop and Ham bone were our 2 hosts for this and it was quite an event - they had a rubber chicken throwing contest as well. THen it was to the GUnny sack gigantic slide (also a cherry popper for me) And we took a ride in the Jetsons style car over the whole state fair grounds. This all actually brought back funny memories from when my parents took us to the Waupaca County Fair every year. Animals, kid events, flowers and photography, rides and then DOWN TO BUSINESS. THE FOOD
we decided to walk around and check things out before we purchaSED. It took everything to get me to pass "the Pork Shoppe" as I wanted a grilled pork chop on a stick, but alas, we were looking for the naughty stuff. We found first the WI state fair original Creme Puff. I have never had one of these and Ive been told its a must. We decided to share (and if I would have known how delicious it was I would have definately gotten my own!) It was so good. The whipped cream was real, light and airy and so flippn good, the puff itself was also light and had a crispy chewy texture. It was about 530 - the opening day of the fair, and they already had sold over 3500 creme puffs. They have a running count on a tv screen. Wonder what that will be on Sunday night!
We then see the Creme de la Creme of the Deep fried world - The MACHINE SHED shack. WE got the Fair platter - Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, chocolate covered bacon and deep fried butter. Im not kidding. Deep fried butter. it was $8 and I wondered how many people were going to go to the hospital from heart attacks that night from their $8 purchase. WOW. I first had a bite of the bacon. I didnt like it. If the bacon was crispier I would have liked it more but it was kind of soft and pully. Then I had the first bite of the kk Cheeseburger. It was sweet, savory and meaty. I didnt dislike it but....I wouldnt order it EVER. I turn to see Jill biting into the first deep fried butter. As she bit into it - it shot hot butter out the other end and sprayed the table. Ga ROSS. We peared into the corner hole she bit off and sure as shit - melted butter inside. At least a shot and a half. She drank it like a shot. I almost passed out. She said it was tasty as she popped the rest in her mouth. Alright - I will try it. The same thing happens withthe shot of hot butter splattering on the table and then i taste it. it tastes like butter obviously but the person that lives in the back of my head scolding me, would not let me do the butter shot or eat the rest. It would let me eat the cream puff with no problems though (hmmmm) so I hand it off to Jill which she happily eats. She wasnt really into the KK burger. Deep fried Oreos,Gyros, London Broil Sandwhich, Deep fried Frito Pie, You name it - they had it pleasantly breaded and dumped in boiling oil for you - healthy options too - deep fried broccoli, jalepenos, cauliflower, zucchini strips and Cheese.
Well - off to the show - Young MC came out first - he sang busta moove and we did.....
then Tone Loc appeared and revved up the crowd with Funky Cold medina and wild thing - His voice was scratchy and oddly soothing for me.
THen the main event - MC hammer - and damn was he good - Hammer dont hurt me!
He came out in his white suit, 5 woman and 5 man dancers and a bumpin sound system. Pray, too legit to quit, a luther vandross song, have you seen her, and ended with cant touch this! he sang some other fun songs and we didnt stop dancing - us white girls could dance!
I forgot to tell you another "best" part - I smuggled in wine and we drank some great Zinfandel and made our night complete!
My girl Jill was the best! and had more laughs and fun then I have had in a long time!
Go to the state fair - its super fun and so much to do, see and eat!!