mmm-yoso!!! is a food blog. Sometimes we aren't writing about specific foods. This is one of those times. (Cathy is writing today's post).
The 2013 San Diego County Fair opens on Saturday (June 8). I happened to be at the Del Mar Fairgrounds two weeks ago and again this week and have noted the progression of construction and installation preparing the Fairgrounds to host the largest County Fair in California and the fourth largest County Fair in the USA.
The statue of Don Diego was 'normal' and the front gate was being constructed...
The entrance is an ode to the theme of "Game's On", the theme of the Fair. You can see Don Diego is dressed as a video game character, Super Mario.
This week, the Souvenier Booths to the right were more sturdily decorated and were being filled with inventory. The Ferris Wheel was still a skeleton, and only 3/4 of that skeleton was constructed.
In the Home and Hobby section two weeks ago, entries of Preserved Foods were waiting to be judged...
as were crafts
As have the collections, coins, spinning and weaving, crocheting, models and miniatures and the 20 or so other categories of competition in the 2013 Fair.
However, I've digressed...most people don't realize the purpose of the County Fair- a place for farmers to gather and show, display and compete the (literal) fruits of their labor after the harvest.
Instead, most of us come here for the food. Two weeks ago, some booths were being dropped off.
Chicken Charlie's is at the San Diego County Fair first (when the Fair ends, it moves North to other California County Fairs) and was able to be set up two weeks ago.
The rest of the booths have filled in the empty spaces surrounding Chicken Charlie's.
The San Diego County Fair June 8-July 4. Closed Mondays June 10, 17 and 24. Click here to see new food and drink offered this year. Website