Food Is Art – OC Fair

A group of our friends made our annual visit to the Orange County Fair. Just like days spent at the beach is a summer norm, summer would not be complete if we didn’t make a visit to the OC fair. It’s the source of food coma because of all the artery clogging food stations.

We didn’t get any tickets for concerts this summer. I think Adam Lambert was performing the same day we visited.

OC Fair is where greasy foods meet deep fried snacks and if you still have room for it, I heard the deep fried butter was the new “it” food this year.

Unlike the fiance, I was not there for the food. I was there to hangout with friends, check out the shows (we saw a really cool hypnotist show) and check out the dessert offerings.

I ate a hearty snack before heading to the fair. I made Ezekiel bread sandwich filled with almond butter and banana.

A big orange greeted us at the entrance, it is Orange County.

I don’t feel safe riding these at fairs, but they’re cool to look at.

Did you know???? I sure didn’t.

Before:  Healthy!

After:  NOT healthy…after being smeared with butter, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, chili powder and lime.

Huge sausage stuffed in a bun that was too small. I took a bite, it was actually good but greasy 😦

Deep fried Klondike bar. They made too much so this was handed out to me for free while I was walking around. I passed and gave to the fiance and friends  to eat.

Butter sculpture and butter supply for a lifetime.

Made of licorice.

Bald Eagle – Bread sculpture.

I didn’t want to leave without having dessert. I tried the deep fried Oreo. I didn’t like it, too much breading/cake. The deep fried Oreo version in my head was better, it was crunchy and chocolaty. There were four Oreos, I gave away the rest.

Bye fair…I’ll see you next year. Same time, same place!

If you go to a food fair, which of the deep fried snacks do you eat or have tried? Someone actually tried the deep fried butter and they said it tasted like melted twinkies.

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Comments

  1. actorsdiet says:

    oh my god i wanna go!

  2. that looks so fun!

  3. Wow, the food art was incredible! I love stuff like that … very cool. I have to confess..I like twinkies, but I would *never* eat deep fried butter because I’m not a fan of butter.

    The most fried food I ever eat is veggie tempura, maybe a funnel cake once every 5 years, and donut holes 😉

  4. i had like the blooming onion knock off but nothing like all the fried food you got! i think the fresh chips and fried oreos take the cake.

  5. I seriously love the food art! That is awesome- and something I would totally go see if I ever found it in Chicago!

    I don’t really go crazy over fair food like a lot of people do… Deep fried dessert from a fair (unless it’s fried icecream from a mexican restaurant- yum) kinda freaks me out. Maybe it’s just fair food in general? Either way… I often pass.

    • Yes, it was really cool to read up on them. You have plenty of cool art in Chicago too. I want to visit again, I really liked it there.

      During our last trip, I think the “Taste of Chicago” was going on and we were able to eat our way around the park. It was fun.

  6. I had no idea that the OC fair was so…nice! And full of art? Why did I think it was totally trashy?

    Those sculptures are gorgeous. And I would have passed on the deep fried Klondike bar too!

    • OC Fair is not that bad. I was like you too, I thought it would be dirty but it’s actually not that bad. We went on a Sunday night, it was crowded but not as bad as Saturdays.

  7. Wow those sculptures…great pics!

    …so the sausage dog looks good 😉

  8. Hey girlie- the fair is always an experience! I love the food exhibits- that is VERY cool. I’m not a fan of too many fried foods, but I do like funnel cake every once in a great while.

    On the bars- yes, rolled oats! And they do freeze very well. I wrap them individually and put them in the freezer.

  9. i miss OC!

    That klondike bar goodness looks AH-MAZ-ING!

    • The actual klondike bar was already melted inside the deep fried breading. I’m sure it would have tasted better if the bar was still intact. Can’t complain, it was free 🙂

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