Ice Cream… Anyone??

I love food – I can’t help it! When I’m eating I think about how soft_serve_icecreamdelicious it is and when I am not eating I am planning my next meal.

I have to say that working on this year’s L.A. County Fair is not helping much. All of this food talk just makes me hungrier. Whenever someone mentions the Fair all I can think about is vanilla soft serve with caramel and sprinkles. I know it’s a little lame considering all of the other fried goodies we have to choose from, but I’ll take soft serve any day of the week – sometimes twice! What can I say – I love Dairy!

Needless to say with my love for Dairy comes one of my favorite competitions of the year – the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition! Last year was my first competition and I have never seen so much ice cream, cheese, milk, butter, yogurt, or sour cream outside of a grocery store! I have to say – it was a magnificent sight! It’s only April and I can’t wait for this year’s competition and it’s in August!

I’m not an official judge or anything – especially since I have never met an ice cream I didn’t like, but just taking part in the competition is gallons of fun. The best part is that the winners of the competition will be on display in FairView Farms for all to see… just follow Daisy to the pink and brown aisle!

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Hello, Have You Met My Friend the 1,400 Lb. Angus Cow?

Well, you must come to the L.A. County Fair to do so. She and two of her friends arrived at FairView Farms today bursting with life – literally! The three – two Black Angus and one Red – are expecting. With a little luck, they will deliver during Fair hours, which will provide our Fairguests with an amazing experience to see nature take its course right before our eyes!

The three Angus cows are on loan from Cal Poly Pomona. I happened to be in FairView Farms when they arrived this morning. They were easily herded into their large pen by FairView Farms’ resident cowboy and all-round agriculture guru Sky Shivers and his staff.

Other animals are already in FairView Farms, waiting to offer an agricultural adventure beyond compare. The goats are in place, as are the sheep, some pigs and quite a few of the cutest puppies I’ve ever seen!

So, three more days! Mark your calendar, grab the camera. It’s almost time for the Big Show…

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Yes, We Said Free Gas

Have you seen our new billboards for this year’s L.A. County Fair? They are getting quite a bit of play out there in the blogosphere. We’ve been mentioned in adrants.com, LAist.com and LATimesblogs. Woo hoo.

Take a look for yourself:

These are just two of 10 billboards promoting the Fair. And isn’t that a Hot Dog on a Stick I see in McCain’s hand?! The Fair-ey Blogster holds no political affiliations, but is it OK to vote for someone because of the food on a stick they eat? (I think Hillary would’ve been a deep-fried White Castles slammer).

Free Gas is my favorite. It’s fun to have a chuckle at such puerile humor once in awhile. So, yeah, we’re promoting free gas. Free pies (cow, that is)  and mother’s (goats) milk, too. Poor cows. They are always the butt of jokes and ridiculed in the reports of some government official who fannies about with his research, trying to toot his own horn.

Actually, it is true that cows produce 75 percent of the total methane produced by all animals, according to a report by CNN. It’s not their fault. They don’t intentionally pass wind just to hot house their neighbor. They have FOUR stomachs! They can’t help it! Being one of the largest beef producers in the world, scientists from Argentina are attempting to measure the true output from a single cow so they can figure out what to do with all that bovinus flatulus. Read on.

So, as you drive along the highways and byways, look for our billboards. Then come back here and tell me which one you like best.

 

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80 Days and Counting!

Yes, that’s what I said. Eighty days until the L.A. County Fair. 80. Eight-zero. Ate-eeeee! My list of what I’m looking forward to continues:

  • Hot Dog on a Stick (of course, had to put that first!)
  • Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (cool Hot Rods)
  • Ice-cold chocolate milk at FairView Farms
  • Chamois sold in the Shopping Place (how do you wash a car without these?)
  • Little baby piglets in FairView Farms
  • Little baby goats in FairView Farms, who climb on top of each other like little goat mountains
  • Big Holstein cows in FairView Farms, waiting to be milked on site. I think they’re beautiful and they already have the two best fashion colors built in – white and black
  • All the rabbits in FairView Farms, so soft, so cuddly
  • The bugs in Fairview Farms, and I don’t mean the ant trail along the barn doors. I mean Mrs. Millipede’s Insect Barn. They aren’t cute, they aren’t cuddly (unless you’re a 9-year-old boy or girl who likes creepy crawlies) but they sure are interesting!
  • Apple Tower drizzled with caramel
  • A Jacuzzi at a great price
  • The horse shows at Cavalcade of Horses – so many beautiful horses!

 Ah, the list goes on. Now that we’re into summer full force, the days will really start to zip by. L.A. County Fair banners will be up across our neighboring cities soon. The End of Summer Concert Series and Adrenalin Nights acts will be announced in mid-July.  It’s all coming together!

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