I made it through the Nebraska State Fair without over-stuffing myself with fried food. With the fried cookies, fruit, cakes, etc., ice cream, pizza, corn dogs and so much more, getting through the fair without a stuffed stomach is a challenge. But by choosing what I wanted to eat ahead of time, I was able to leave feeling like a human.
I started the day at the Celebrity Grape Stomping Competition. Check out the video here:
The event was so much fun and my whole family and the BF came out to cheer me on. It meant so much that my aunt and uncle from Omaha came and my aunt and uncle from Kansas came. It was a great time!
After grape stomping, my niece rode the new Sky Tram.
My dad was quite excited to take photos from the Sky Tram. My niece, Brynn, was a little overheated.
We then checked out the Exhibit Building, which had air conditioning. I was very close to buying some Hello Kitty sunglasses, but when Brynn, 6, just shook her head at me I decided to skip them.
After braving the huge crowd that was trying to escape the heat in the exhibit building, we went back outside to get some fair food.
I was starving and feeling a little cranky. I went right for the Kabob House to get falafel. It was incredibly delicious! I’m never disappointed with falafel.
The BF had a gyro from the same food cart. He was obviously very excited about his gyro.
My Aunt Adel tried chocolate covered bacon and said it was yummy.
I was tempted to try the carrot cake funnel cake, but the BF bought a few fried Oreos and we ate those. They were surprisingly good.
The heat from deep fat frying them makes the cookie soften and makes the cream creamier. I had one and was glad that I stopped there.
My niece gave me the bunny ears as I posed with my fried Oreo.
After walking around the fair for another two hours, I’m pretty sure I sweat out all the calories consumed. It was nearly 100 degrees and quite miserable.
But I did spot this:
Maybe a few people chose water over sugary drinks at the State Fair!