Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


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.


Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever been to a county fair. I'd love to visit that Guy Feiri booth. Great shot of the dog! I could watch that event for hours.

cookiecrumb said...

I visited the Sonoma County Fair once. As we were parking, a planeload of Flying Elvises parachuted down from the sky, lips sneering, hair perfect.

Zoomie said...

Sounds like fun - we'll be up in Sonoma on Saturday so perhaps we'll continue on to Santa Rosa.

Cookiecrumb, I'm envious of your flying Elvises.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: Capes flapping, hips gyrating... It was so cool.

Chilebrown said...

highlandsranchfoodie, My sister had the sliders and enjoyed them.

cookiecrumb, Did this event happen a while ago? Where you wearing tye dye?

Zoomie, Oh yes, you have to go. The farmers market is on Saturday. The market is located right across the street from the fairground. You will be impressed.

cookiecrumb, and feeling groovy?

PresidentofCookies said...

I was at that fair and saw a fellow that looked an awful lot like the MMG walking around with a bag of chocolate covered bacon and wearing a t-shirt that said "best butt in California" on the back.

Chilebrown said...

Presidentofookies, Yes that was me. Now will you change that picture of the person in bunny ears that may or may not be a Mad Bunny Genius.

Greg said...

I haven't been there in years.Maybe a weekend trip is in store.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, It is worth it double if you go Saturday with the Farmers Market. You may run into Zoomie. Watch out for Elvises dropping out of the sky.

cookiecrumb said...

It was about ten years ago. I was wearing denim, as usual.