Friday, July 18, 2008

Best Bet for a Delaware Weekend

I love the Fair. There, I said it and I'm not ashamed. An added bonus to frequent readership of the Biggs Blog will be a weekly "tip-off" for a fantastic outing, event, or excursion in Delaware (and surrounding areas), aka "Best Bet". How coincidental that my first B.B. (Best Bet) recommendation falls on the opening weekend of the Delaware State Fair, one of the largest annual events in the state (they're expecting over 300,000 to attend!).

This ten day event kicked off last night with a bang for half-price admission night and the Demolition Derby and is sure to hold the heat through the end.You may hear this quite often but, "there is something for everyone." Like rides? Traditional fair goers can take a seat on the classic Ferris wheel while others who have a "need for speed" can use their ride tickets for the fastest traveling roller coaster in the world, a new addition to the midway.
Hungry? No need to worry as the fair holds hundreds of food vendors from all areas. From American offerings by Little Richard's and the Grange, pizza from Pete's, gyros from the plethora of Greek stands near the main entrance, and even egg rolls from a Chinese vendor. And that's just your main meal. Funnel cakes, Sno Cones, ice cream, cinnamon buns, apple dumplings (my favorite), and kettel corn are just a few of the dessert choices.

A pour your own mix & match slushy stand? It's like a Big Gulp Bonanza!
People often confuse the terms "carnival" and "state fair". The west side of the fair grounds where the rides stand tall is a pretty far walk from the east side where the true essence of the fair exists, which is the agriculture. The Delaware State Fair is considered the largest showcase of livestock in the state. You'll be amazed and the number of pigs, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens are brought from all over the region to the fair for competition. Be sure to venture to the ag side to see what it really is about.

I'm quite interested to know the requirements for a blue-ribbon barrel of hay.

So you like country music? This is your lucky week! Carrie, Martina, Trace and Brooks & Dunn are all coming to visit this week to entertain. No need to worry if you can't stand the honkey tonk as Daughtry and 3 Doors Down are coming too.

For more information visit and pick your day (or three) to go.

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