From fair food to exhibits it was a action packed day at the Minnesota State Fair Sept. 2nd. The beautiful weather and Labor Day weekend holiday made for lots of other people thinking "Let's go to the Fair!" Of course I had to check out what's what in the world of corn...
My friends Scott and Gareth were commenting on a photo I had posted on my Facebook Kettle Korn House page. As I remember there was a reference to looking contemplative while I was standing next to cast iron kettle I use to make my kettle corn. Being an armchair philosopher I started thinking about the history of the cauldron and it's use in alchemy. How many people over the ages have peered into a vat of various ingredients waiting for them to transform? It's still happening today.
Peer into the whirling vortex...
I'll be heading North and East to Seymour, WI on Monday July 23rd for the Outagamie County Fair . Seymour's claim to fame is it's title Home of the Hamburger. This five and a half -day fair has consistently been second in sales only to the Dodge County Fair in Beaver Dam, WI which happens a month later. This year we'll see. With two nights of nationally known country music acts - Friday night is Josh Turner and Saturday night is Montgomery Gentry - this could be the year Outagamie outdoes Dodge. The negative factor is the weather forecast - hot and humid. Captain Jim and I will be doing our part to keep the corn poppin' regardless. http://www.outagamiecountyfair.com
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