Last night was a beautiful night. I was invited to join a good friend on her birthday at the Barnstable County Fair. (More specifically, to see the Demolition Derby.)
The first Barnstable County Fair was held in 1844, according to the event website.
Rides, animals, and exhibits, colors, noises, and so many people! It runs through this Saturday, so be sure to visit if you are near.
After wandering through the food area, seeing vendor booths with sausage, onions and peppers, fried dough, slushies, fried dough, ice cream, sausage and onions, fried dough, pizza, fried dough – well you get the idea. I started hearing about fried dough the minute we got in the car, and once we got there, booths were everywhere hawking “Fried Dough”.
We each chose our preferred food vendor and purchased our dinner, coming together to devour the treats we don’t make at home. Ice cream sundaes were next for my friends.
We ate, then seated ourselves amidst the mass of humanity to await the demolition derby.
It was really quite fun to watch grown people smashing into each other, speeding around an enclosure barricaded by concrete. Some, either bogged down in the sand, or truly out of commission due to dead engines, sat while the rest continued smashing their cars together. The sound of the impacts drew the most cheers from the crowd.
This was the end of round one as the heavy equipment picked up the crushed cars to clear the field for more. This one was still smoking as it left.
After the derby, the pathway drew the crowd right into and through the food stands again. The first thing my friends bought after the show was their fried dough. Surprise, surprise.
That’s my chosen vendor right up there – Fried Veggies!
They really were very good. No fried dough for me!
So much to see that we didn’t get to see; we should have gone earlier to wander.
The sea lion show and photo opportunity seemed to be a popular attraction. I should have had my friend Penny line up for a birthday kiss!
The fair is open through Saturday night – plenty of time – so go see the fair! Don’t forget to have some fried dough!