I took the family to the Maryland State Fair, just outside of Baltimore Monday. We had a great trip, saw some interesting handmade crafts and got to see all the usual farm animals. My 3 yr old and I got to milk a cow, a first for both of us :)
Now for the important info; The Food!
I started off with a pulled lamb sandwich, think pulled BBQ pork but with leg of lamb. It was different and quite good, they had seasoned it up nicely and had sauce on the side. Next was a lamb sausage sandwich with peppers and onions a bit of tomato sauce. Again, very tasty. Picky Peggy had a crab cake and clam strips, these were very good too.
Next was the cow milking followed by a pint of milk that had been just extracted, pasturized and packaged right there about 3 hours before. Can't get much fresher then that!
We wandered around for a bit then had a corn dog. Unfortunately these weren't any where near as good as I'm used to. Dissapointed I must say.
We next found some people making carmel, or is it caramel? Which ever they were making it from scratch right in front of us in a copper pot. The wife bought some cut up into squares and I bought an apple dipped in it and rolled in nuts. These were very tasty! We wound up going back and buying two lbs to take home and share.
I tried another corn dog and this was one was even worse.
Didn't find anyone making cinnamon rolls, or peanut brittle.
Found someone doing fried Twinkies and such. Tried one and it was OK but I'll naver have to try another. Didn't impress me.
On the way out the wife got her cotton candy fix taken care of and I bought 2 lbs of lamb sausage to go.
The 3 year old, Ava, rode the merry go round with me as well as the Ferris wheel. These were her first rides and she had a ball. She did Dumbo (Jr. Dumbo) by herself and didn't much care for that.