Jen and I went to the Del Mar Fair this year. We rode our bikes the 3 miles bike to Del Mar Fairgrounds because it would save us the $20 parking fee. The Del Mar Fair is a huge event here in Southern California, and people from all over come to see it. There are rides from the standard ferris wheel, to some bungee contraption, to a spinning something, to an actual roller coaster. Some of my readers remember the Midway Carnival with small rides, games to win crappy prizes, and unhealthy food (funnel cake). Imagine the Midway, but big enough to entertain all of Philadelphia and you have the Del Mar Fair.

There are plenty of games where you can win prizes that you do not need. Do you remember my life-sized Spiderman? Yeah, I won that at the fair a few years ago for throwing 3 baseballs and breaking 3 beer bottles consecutively. Thanks for the training, Bulldogs!

There are farm animals that you can watch sleep. Exciting, I know!

There are art exhibits, wood sculptures, and artisan booths to buy little trinkets.

There is also a few bands that are playing in different areas. The big one when Jen and I went was The Beach Boys. It was cool to see them, and cooler to see them in Southern California, but it was also a reminder that these guys are old. I prefer to imagine them forever young, meant to spin on a record player than to see live in concert.

And, there is food so unhealthy that no one should ever eat. Sure they have the standard meats, street tacos, gyro’s, and funnel cake. That’s not what I’m talking about. They invent foods, mostly deep fried, for the adventurous eaters out there. They have deep fried twinkies, and new this year was deep fried kool-aid. The photo below advertises things like chocolate covered bacon, chocolate covered corn dogs, deep fried beer battered bacon with ranch & BBQ, deep fried cheese quesadilla strips, and perhaps the piece de resistance this year was the deep fried butter. What they called the coronary combo was deep fried butter with chocolate covered bacon. Yum!

Next time you plan a trip to San Diego, you should schedule it from June 10th to July 4th. You might be able to take home a pacemaker as a souvenir!

4 Responses to “The Del Mar Fair”
  1. dave's taint says:

    That is the most disgusting thing I can imagine tasting.
    And I’ve tasted dave’s taint.

  2. Oddly enough, Dave’s taint tastes a lot like Dave’s deep fried taint.

  3. dave's deep fried taint says:

    i can imagine dave’s regular taint being much more healthier though.

  4. You’ve really impsesred me with that answer!

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