Forgetting the Fork for the Fair

dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019 · 4 min read

So... it appears we have finally made it past all the forking shenanigans from last week. The blockchain is doing it’s thing, and those of us who have not abandoned ship are still steeming ahead. So how did you spend the steem free days of our last hardfork?


I went to the Washington State Fair!

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The fair had it’s own step and repeat.

The Washington State Fair (also known as the Puyallup Fair) is the largest annual event held in Washington State. Based in the town of Puyallup, Washington, the fair first opened in 1900! Today the event runs for almost a month (end of August to the end of September) and welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

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Greeted by a giant Squatch!

We arrived to the fair pretty early on a Sunday (we were hoping to beat the church crowd 😂). However, we went straight from the entrance to FOOD! Who wants to wait in long lines for those delicious treats? My go to, must have fair food item is the strawberry shortcake.

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Fisher scones (the base of this shortcake) are synonymous with the fair. The Fisher family was HUGELY influential in early Seattle. They owned lumber mill, flour mill, a bank and started the city’s first radio station/broadcast company. To promote their flour, the Fisher’s sold scones at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. In 1915, they next debuted the same scones, now topped with butter and raspberry jam, the Puyallup Fair. Washingtonians have been obsessed ever since. source

Out next stop was the Hobby Hall. I had heard the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association was going to have a booth. Alas, their booth wasn’t opening at the fair until the following week! 😭😭😭 However, we did see a cool display of rocks and mineral as well as a bunch of random collectibles displays.

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A Mr. Potato Head collection!

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Disney enamel pins! We recently started to collect these too!!! #disnerd

On top of displays, tons of random stuff is always on sale at the fair. Mattresses, hot tubs, tractors, folk art, toys... you want a Sham-Wow? I bet you can find them at the fair for a bargain! 😄

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Buy some rocks painted like animals! It was hard to resist these owls and DACHSHUND.

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This sign cracked me up!


What? Time for more food you say?!!!

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So many turkey legs.

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Here, have some fries... THE SIZE OF A CAKE!

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Hubs was craving a small sausage. 😂🤣


🐮 Animals 🐷

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Baby cow, bunny, chick and horse.

Oh the animals. I always have mixed feelings seeing animals at the fair. I love animals, but then seeing animals that may one day be in my sandwiches... it leaves me kind of sad. And now of course my husband is off bacon again, because pigs are basically just bald dogs.

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Piglets, dogs, a sheep and bunnies!


🌽 Horticulture 🥬

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What is a fair without all the fruits, vegetables and flowers? The Puyallup fair has a mini farm where vegetables grow. There is also an area where award winning flowers and produce are proudly displayed. And of course, one mustn’t forget the heaviest pumpkin display!

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I love hydrangeas. There is usually a dahlia display too (which I love more), but I think we were too early in the season.

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Two BIG pumpkins. The heaviest of the fair on display at 1336.5 lbs. and one carved with a mermaid and tiki!


🎡 Rides 🎢

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The Ferris wheel 🎡

For $60 we bought 120 ride tickets. At mostly 10 tickets per ride, this was a solid six rides each. We chose the Ferris wheel, a haunted house, a pirate adventure and some sky buckets. Yes... we didn’t use all of our tickets, but I gifted them to a kiddo before leaving the fair.

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Rollercoaster, haunted house and buckets!

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We could have won some sweet stuffed emojis at one of the carnival games! 🍆🌮 🤣😂

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Putting the fair in state fair.

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My husband’s favorite ride of the day. This chair also was for sale! 🤣😂

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Tired but happy!


And that my friends is another fair done and dusted!


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The Squatch sends his regards. 👋🏻



Pure childhood nostalgia.


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Looks like you had a good time DFinn.👍


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

It was a good time. It is nice to go on random childlike adventures. Makes all the adulting more bearable.


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Incredible Precious Carved into a Pumpkin. That Mermaid Shows Up just about Anywhere............@dfinney


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

That girl does show up every where!


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It's the food...always the food!


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

Yeah.... fair food is stellar.


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Those curly fries look tasty! Looks like a great time you guys had. You are brave to ride the rides at the fair. You ever see the people who put that stuff together??? LOL


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

The fries did look tasty but the portion size... enough for a big family! 🤣😂

I was a bit worried on the buckets, but the other stuff was tame. No way I was going on a roller coaster though! 🤣


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dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

Thank you @steemexplorers!


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you made great use of the down time that fair looks like it was such fun that desert looks good but that hot dog is far from small LOL


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

My husband and I had been planning a post fair dinner at a restaurant near there that I love. He was like... I just need something to tide me over til dinner... 🤣😂

We stayed longer waking off that food just so I could later eat at my fave spot! 🤣😂😂


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I have to admit I have done that before and had a small bite to tide me over and then needed a good walk to make room for dinner later on LOL


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Wow! That looks like a super-fun way to forget the forks! I especially like the giant squash, and the carving from said giant squash. Sometimes when technology is giving us a hard time, it's the perfect reminder to unplug and go have some fun. :)


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

It amazes me how talented people are in various ways. I can barely make my little Halloween pumpkins look decent, let alone intricately carve a 500lbs pumpkin!


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dwingsworld
D Wing @dwingsworldSeptember 2019

Looks like it was a ton of fun! Love the squach greeting you!!! Thanks for sharing!


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

What is a fair without a Squatch right? 😂😂


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Awesome post @dfinney. I love the Washington State Fair! Did your hubby know this picture was being taken? Oh wait, he's posing for it!! That is true #foodporn.


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

🤣😂🤣 Maybe it was really his pose that earned all the love on this post?


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bigtom13
bigtom13 @bigtom13September 2019

I grew up and lived on the other side of the state, so the Spokane Interstate Fair was the one for me. I have gone to the State Fair one time, it was seriously impressive.


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneySeptember 2019

I haven’t been to Spokane since I was a little girl. I tend to never get past Wenatchee, Chelan, Moses Lake, George.... I need to change this soon!


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