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Ah, the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the Tulsa State Fair. Welcome to TDT’s Live Team Coverage of the Tulsa State Fair, with your hosts: Party Brenda and Natalie.
We met up Sunday evening and headed out to the Fairgrounds. Keep in mind that our complete and total purpose of attending the fair was to eat. So, if you’re looking for commentary on the livestock, the rides or really anything else, we’re not your girls.
Here’s a rundown of our fair experience.
6:25 p.m. Say hi to Party Husband, who is working as a member of the esteemed Event Staff at Disney on Ice. We listen to his lament of having seen the show seven times. Brenda takes his cash, but she gives him a kiss, so it all works out.
6:35 p.m. First food stop: jumbo corn dogs.
6:47 p.m. Ribbon potatoes. Stop at covered eating area to people watch. Comment from Natalie on the “special” sort of people that tend to gather on the Midway at the fair.
7:16 p.m. Visit Natalie’s friend Elizabeth at the KTUL booth.
7:18 p.m. Decide to look at refrigerators, as Natalie may be in the market for one soon.
7:19 p.m. Guy hits on Natalie in the refrigerator area. We run away.
7:20 p.m. Consider a Strawberry Newberg. They are expensive. We move on.
7:22 p.m. Our favorite annual stop at the fair: Wedding Cake Competition. One of the cake decorators is running around saying, “There’s something wrong with the judging,” over and over. We ignore her and point at the cute baby on the floor.
7:23 p.m. Cake observing.
7:34 p.m. Bored with the
7:36 p.m. It starts raining. We stop under another corn dog stand for shelter.
7:40 p.m. Darting from food trailer to food trailer to stay out of rain.
7:42 p.m. Discussion about whether Party Brenda should win a giant grizzly bear for Kyle. Conclusion that it would probably cost her $547 to win said grizzly bear.
7:45 p.m. Seek shelter under another food trailer. Notice that it is a trailer for pineapple whip and dip cones. Score!
7:49 p.m. Head to the car. Really raining now.
7:52 p.m. Safely in the car. And, home we go.
All in all, it was an excellent fair experience, though probably fairly (haha – no pun intended) short by most standards. Considering our purpose was to eat, and your money (and your appetite) doesn’t go too far at the fair, I’d say we accomplished our objectives within a reasonable amount of time.
The weather is supposed to be very nice this weekend, so go on out to the fair! Just watch out for the goons on the Midway.
List of stuff eaten by TDT girls (Party Brenda, Natalie and Natasha) at the Fair up until Oct. 4:-Garlic Chicken Burrito
-4 bottles of water
-Cheese on a Stick (I wait all year for the Fair, just to partake of this bit of arterial hell)
-Brownies with pudding from the Strawberry Newberg people
-Large iced tea
-Fudge from somewhere in the MIO (Made in
-Two jumbo corn dogs
-Two Pineapple Whip and Dip Cones
-Buttered Corn on the Cob
Yeah, so I’m 4 ½ months pregnant and can put away food in a fashion unmatched during my pre-pregnancy life, but the girls and I came together and managed to eat enough food to fill one of those smelly-like-child-barf garbage cans at the good ol’ Tulsa State Fair this year. Who knows, we may go back this weekend to eat yet more of that food that, while delicious, also greases the intestinal tract.
TDT Staff note: How many of you have seen the cover of the most recent Urban Tulsa Weekly? The title of the cover story is, “Pie High: Pizza Is the New Hamburger.” Give it a read. The Quest must have been a pretty damn good idea – cover-worthy, it seems.