We have been having a lot of fun following the county fair circuit this summer. This weekend we visited the Sonoma county fair, located in Santa Rosa. This is one of our favorite fairs. They have a reputation for displaying the largest flower themed show of the state and nation. Sonoma County is known for their agriculture and wine making endeavors. In our book this fair it is just good old fashion fun.
We knew that we had found the right place when chocolate covered bacon was spotted. Guy Fieri from the 'Food Network' show, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", had a food booth showcasing his two restaurants, "Tex Wasabi and Johnny Garlic's" It was a very popular destination. Barbeque pork sliders seemed to be the item the crowd lined up to sample.
Willie Bird had a booth selling their turkey delights. These mammoth turkey legs seemed to have come from a Flinstone cartoon. Giant dill pickles would be a good accompaniment for these 'Dino' drumsticks.
Ms. Goofy bypassed the carnival rides to experience the infamous ‘Hot Sauce’. She survived and it was time for Chilebrown to take a ride more his speed, like a themed flower display. A huge canaverous building houses the flower exhibit. Wine and grapes, called the 'Grape Escape', was the theme this year. This years blue ribbon exhibit was a feast for the eyes and senses. Beautiful arrangements of flowers and grape themed displays dazzled the beholder.
We left the flowertorium and happened on a canine spectacle.The "Splash Dogs' was a very entertaining competition. These dogs would run full speed down a platform and leap into a pool of water. The distance jumped was measured to determine a winner.
This was another great day at the fair. We never did find chocolate covered onion rings, This only means we will have to continue our search at another fair. Go have some old fashion fun and visit the Sonoma County Fair. It runs till Sunday.