The what, you ask?
The All Alaskan Pig Races, which was a featured attraction at the Lane County Fair and really the only reason I wanted to go to the fair. Long time readers of my blog know that Tim and I usually enter a number of different crafts and food categories at the fair, but this year we didn't...I think we were busy with the dogs and with other stuff, and also they instituted an entry fee which sort of sat badly with me, blah blah blah, so we didn't enter anything (and it was pretty evident that entries in all the categories, including livestock, were down).
So my two big goals of going to the fair was 1 to get one of those mounds of curly fries where the cut a whole potato into fries and fry it whole...if this doesn't make sense to you then you've never been to a county fair and 2. to see the pig races.
Because the actual racing time for all three races is only about 2 minutes, the MC spent a lot of time making bad alaskan pig puns, getting the kids in the crowd to cheer, and generally being entertaining. He actually did a good job, and it seems like he really likes the pigs. But maybe that's me just hoping for Humane Treatment of Pigs.
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