"For me, it's a food stop," said Steve Mertz. By noon, he'd eaten a sundae and a Bahama Mama and was planning to down a corn dog, elephant ear and fried buckeyes.
My family does seem to attract media attention at the fair. At this time 24 years ago, just days before I was born, my pregnant mom was shown on the local television station as she stopped for an elephant ear.
I haven't made it to the fair yet this year, but I plan to make time for fried food, cows and the Midway sometime before it commences next weekend. Hopefully, I'll even get to catch the finale show, Rascal Flatts in concert.