Dane County Fair

Dane County fair.  Food consumed:  some Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, lemonade, a banh mi, Thai iced tea, chicken yassa from Keur Fatou.  We saw two young cows auctioned for $400 and $425.  We rode the Blizzard and the Ferris wheel.  (The trip is now just two revolutions long — sorry, but that’s a ripoff, for five bucks I should get at least four top-offs.)  This year’s circus acts were frisbee-catching dogs and two motorcyclists in the Globe of Death.  (Good, but not as good as the year the Flying Wallendas themselves came to town.)  We didn’t stay for the Christian rock act but heard them soundcheck a very faithful “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

First place hay:


First place oats:

The T-shirt concession failed to stake out a clear ideological location.

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2 thoughts on “Dane County Fair

  1. Craig Gjerde says:

    Opera in the Park was tonight, too. Maybe next year. I’m glad you live and work in Madison and enjoy life.

  2. Richard Séguin says:

    When I was a kid I remember going to the county fair and seeing not the globe of death but the wall of death at dangerously close range. It was dangerous because the motorcycle drove around a bowl rather than a sphere, and could easily fly out and kill the spectators. The motorcycle was ratty and apparently without a muffler, and the driver was an especially greasy looking carny. I think Anthony Quinn did this in Fellini’s La Strada, but that was over 50 years ago and I’m not positive. I do remember for sure that La Strada was a pretty damned good movie.

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