As a part of any good October, a visit to the state fair is necessary! Coming from TX where “everything is bigger” I wasn’t sure how the NC State Fair would measure up to my expectations, but after today, I have to admit…I was impressed and had a lot of fun! The team I’m on in my field placement gets a “day away” each year to have a fun team building day, and this year we went to the fair! (Going into a haunted house with your coworkers builds trust right????). The fair has great rides, carnival games, people watching, and of course – food! My favorite food was the grilled buttery corn but everything that I saw looked pretty yummy and tempting. Well, almost everything.
The new item this year was Krispy Kreme Burgers! Really???? Two glazed doughnuts around a big beef patty andsome bacon….AH! I decided to leave those 1500 calories for other fair-goers to enjoy 🙂 Actually, my inner social worker debated the ethics of offering this combo – isn’t it some form of ethical issue to promote this in a society of increasing obesity? I have all sorts of thoughts here, but I’ll leave those for another day! Speaking of social work, today was “Can Day” at the fair, where donating 4 cans of food to the local food bank got you in for free! I thought this was a really cool way of collecting for the food bank while raising awareness. North Carolina State Fair gets two thumbs up from me!