FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends
The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses, sheep and chickens. Please be forewarned the two do not mix!
Most Fair food is finger food. Imagine this scenario. You order some curly fries. You and your children/friends wander around happily stuffing deep fried potatoes in your mouths and go into an animal barn. Everyone poses with a cute (furry or feathered) animal and who can resist reaching out and petting that cute creature! You continue on your way, back to eating the fries. E Coli alert! Unhygienic gamble alert! Do not bring food into the barn areas, please for your sake.
Our partner and sponsor Peace Health Peace Island Medical Center is providing hand washing stations and supplies (soap, paper towels) located at every barn. Please use them often, before and after going into a barn. A duck does not want to be petted by a hand that just touched a goat, or was in someone’s mouth.
Now here is a teaser for new food at the fair! There will be deep fried mac n cheese balls and a chicken and waffle sundaes by the folks from Vic’s Drive In (aka Uppities). There will be donuts from the folks at Rocky Bay Café (aka The Donut Shop). There will also be all the returning favorites that fairgoers have enjoyed for years.
See you at the Fair! Wash your Hands!
Brad Fincher is an avid fair food eater and member of the fair board since 2001.