I still hope to make it to the OC Fair, this year, but if you are looking for some idea what it's like to attend, then you can't beat an entertaining Photo Essay at one of my favorite Leftwing Weeklies:
At first glance, the Orange County Fair ain’t nothing like yo’ grandpappy’s county fair. Rather than a place where farmers gather to exhibit their livestock and produce, the OC Fair appears dominated by garish carnival rides; equally garish booths hawking everything from “as-seen-on-TV” gadgets to sports memorabilia; and, of course, the scores of booths serving deep-fried, calorie-laden, oh-so-tasty food.
But even in its 2009 incarnation, which is being billed as the OC Super Fair with a subtitle of “Think Big,” our fair shares links with the most rural and traditional of offerings.
Check out the rest of the story, here.