Annual visit to the county fair! Well, one of the many county fairs in the area (Antelope Valley, Ventura County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego)-- hitting more than one might be fatal!
Pretty standard fair experience, although the OC Fair feels like one of the larger, more well-run ones, even with an overcast sky promising moderate temperatures and the threat of rain (it did rain a bit at the end of the night!). Found out that the remote parking lot shuttle is a horrible idea, added 45 minutes plus to get there via the shuttle and at least 30 minutes on the way out... doh! (made meeting up with all our friends a bit complicated, too...)
Basically ate our way through the fair; roast corn was the usual pick, plus churro funnel cake (mmmmmmmm!!), porkabello skewers that premiered at last year's San Diego County Fair, huge 8" Texas-sized donut with cherry pop rocks, and this year's new-at-OC Fair: deep fried chicken skin and bacon-wrapped-Jack-Daniels-infused churros. Deep fried chicken skin was perfectly crunchy, battered, and salty-- t'was delicious. The porkabello mushroom skewers were another item that made the drive worth it as well; between those two items, a little slice of fair-food-heaven was achieved. The bacon-wrapped-JD-infused churros were a little disappointing, small for what you get and a little overwhelming on Jack Daniels, not so much on bacon or churro.
Hearing pop rocks inside your head eating the donut was interesting, and of course, roast corn is always good this far into the season. Topped things off with the pig races (cute as always!) and a visit to the livestock, with rabbits, camels, angora goats, and pigs being the main highlights before we called it a night. We were definitely a bit late in the day to see all the livestock, next year might have to come a little earlier!