What’s that you say? You’re craving some mid-summer excitement? Well, ladies and gentlemen, step right this way—because it’s time for the Crock Country County Fair! That’s right. The one week of the year when veggies steal the show with their looks, not just their taste. Here’s a peek at the fair fun that can’t be missed:
Veggies on a stick
The first (and last) stop on everyone’s fair visit is Farm Food Alley, with its cornucopia of tasty treats, from onion blossoms and carrot kabobs to zucchini fries and corn dogs (actual corn cobs on a stick!). Mmmmmust have more.
In Crock Country, our veggies aren’t afraid to get a little wild, and folks here eat that up—especially when it comes to midway rides. The Hot Jalapeno Twist leaves fairgoers breathless after a fast and furious spin, while the Bumper-Crop Cars provide nonstop giggles, as dozens of squash-shaped vehicles ricochet around. And the little ones line up for the Munchie-Go-Round, with its magical, musical ride on their favorite veggie friends.
After a good rollercoaster buzz, folks are ready to take on the world so they head straight for the games. The Beanbag Toss (filled with green beans, of course) looks easier than it is, but that’s never stopped a fairgoer from trying. Then there’s the Veggie Eating Contest and the Seed Spitting Booth, but the favorite game of the day is usually the Tomato Torrent—a rousing game of dodgeball played with overripe tomatoes.
By far, the pride of Crock Country is our County Fair Veggie Competition. Folks come from miles around for a glimpse of the most impressive produce any place has to offer. We’ve got pumpkins as big as small cars, yams so sweet you’d swear they were candy, green beans the size of cucumbers, basketball-sized beets and endless varieties of juicy tomatoes. It’s the cream of the crop—and a delicious display of why we love this place so much.
Topping it off
As the sun sets over the fairgrounds at night, folks snuggle up with a big helping of Sugar Snap Pea Pops and listen to the Crock Country band while fireworks burst overhead. Is there any better way to spend a summer day? We think not.