Weekend Adventures: Great New York State Fair 2014

Back to the Great New York State Fair I go!  Last year, when I went, it was on my own accord.  This year, I had to work.  Well, I had to man a booth for my work, then drive the plug in electric hybrid we had on display back to the office on the last day of the fair.  It wasn’t all work.  I had taken an early morning flight on Sunday, which got me there in time to start my wandering around in the rain.

The good thing about seeking shelter in the nearest building, was what I found that I normally would have missed otherwise.  Like the Cow contest.  I stumbled upon the judging of the Ayrshire cows of various age groups.  It was really interesting listening to the judging notes announced.

Otherwise, I saw the usual.  The carnival rides, the rows upon rows of food vendors hawking the deep fried goodies everyone was looking for and all the exhibits.

After a few hours of wandering, I took my place in the booth and proceeded to people watch for 6 hours.  I answered all sorts of questions, and even took in a Phillip Phillips concert which took place right outside our tent (I was pretty excited).  Rinse and repeat the next morning.

Now that I’m home, all I want is air conditioning and real food.

For all pictures, visit my Flikr!

NYSFair2014_Cowjudging

NYSFair2014_Cowjudging

NYSFair2014_Horse

NYSFair2014_coaster

NYSFair2014_rubberduckiegame

NYSFair2014_colorfulchicken

NYSFair2014_pigeons

NYSFair2014_train

NYSFair2014_sandsculpture

NYSFair2014_Bikes

 

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About chezsylvia

Engineer during normal working hours...photographer, baker, cook, runner, crossfitter and traveler the rest of the time.
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