|Alligator has always been a favorite of ours anyway so this was an easy choice. It is expensive for what you get but it's very tasty. The french fries are hand cut and OK but they would be better if fried a bit longer to make them crispier.|
|Next was a Corn Dog. The quintessential Fair food.|
|I haven't had one of these in decades and we found it to be quite good..... not good FOR us ... but good tasting.|
|Next was a Burrito and a (very tiny) soft Taco.|
|I liked the name on the vendors wagon.. "TACOS BURRITOS TACOS"... I guess they REALLY want to stress the tacos.|
|Now it was time for dessert in the desert. So we got Ice Cream Cones. All the ice cream was vanilla with the different flavors coming from different lines of flavored liquid streaking along the edges of the ice cream.|
|Sounds awful and it probably is but it tasted good, not the best but very refreshing. I gave the $4.75 ice cream cone 3 stars.|
|Pizza is probably my favorite food but I didn't expect great pizza at a Fair vendor.|
|It ended up being MEH! ok tasting but mushy... I think it was MUCH better before it got cold and re-heated so I give it 2 stars but it may very well be that it would have been 4 star (but I doubt it).|
|I usually don't like to buys beverages, I prefer to bring my own but I wanted to try this "Texas Twister". I got the $5 regular and later got a $3 sugar free refill (pretty good deal).|
|Both were pretty good with wedges of lemons, limes and oranges in the 32 oz. cup.|
|Back to the Alligator place for Frog Legs and Calamari! I never had frog legs so....|
|Again, this exotic food is pricey but I had to try it.|
|Curly fries were $7 but they use 3 whole potatoes to make it so it's a huge portion.|
|Time for a libation at the Rotary Club tent.|
|I got snagged here. I got an Amber Bock which is my usual choice in this area of Arizona due to few better choices at most of these desert bar locations. The Amber Bock is a pretty good "pizza" beer.|
|Roasted Corn, 5 stars cost $5, Way too expensive but really good. Had husk pulled down for a handle which also made it pretty to look at. If it was cheaper, like $3, I'd have had a couple more on the other days.|
|The Dining Tent with plenty of seating. |
We were always able to find seats.
The Fair had a good variety of offerings for this small County Fair. MANY more choices at larger County Fairs like my hometown fair, The Altamont Fair of Albany County in upstate New York (August 16 to 22, 2016). My biggest surprise was the one vendor that had Frog Legs, Calamari, Alligator, Oysters (didn't try), Crab Cakes (I wanted to try but somehow missed it) and Clams. All deep fried which I think is required at Fairs 8-). I had a great time with the food although after 4 days of it I am now on a cleansing fast of sorts, raw fruit, veggies and beer.... I know.... shut up.
Cost of attending the fair is considerably less than bigger fairs. The Altamont fair is $15 to $17 admission per day but that does include the rides (I'd rather they had a lower price without rides like they use to). Our 4 day stay at the La-Paz County Fair was $25 each for 4 days which is $6.25/day and the daily rate is $8/day. We also paid $25 for 5 nights parked in the big dirt lot where all the 4-H people stay in their RV's. LOTS of generators running all the time and a lot of them were the noisy construction type generators. We really don't mind them at all because our RV is pretty well insulated and we have a noise machine that creates white noise to sleep by and the generators are just a louder version of that. It was a lot of fun being able to go back and forth from the RV to the animal shows, band concerts and beauty contests. When we got a little worn out we just went and put our feet up and watched some TV. It was full sun and it got into the mid eighties but this dry climate really does make high temperatures fairly comfortable. We just open windows and let the constant breeze blow through. One real treat was that our camping spot was right next to the motocross course that had races for little kids up to adults most of Sat. and Sun. FRONT ROW VIEWING!!
We will definitely camp at County Fairs again.... and maybeeeee another corn dog?... Yeah.