It has been at least 12 years since I have been to the Utah State Fair. I took the day off from the day job so I could go during a weekday when it wasn’t too busy. The weekend was booked solid for me so that wasn’t an option. Next year I want to go in the evening so I can get some of the lighting from the fair and do some long exposures with the rides. It would definitely be more photogenic.
My main goal was to try some of the fair’s fried food. There was a chicken and waffles on a stick served with jalepeno infused maple syrup and I tried a deep fried Milky Way candy bar. It is definitely a diet killer.
The fair has rides, food, entertainment, and plenty of competitions. I will have to compete in the photography competitions. I think I would have a few good entries that would impress the judges. I might have to use steroids to win first place, we’ll see.
I did have a personal performance from this lady. She has a ton of tattoos and as whiskers. She ate fire, swallowed a sword, performed some magic. She said performing for one person was pretty easy. And since I tip she let me get a photograph with her as she swallowed a sword for the camera. Woo hoo!
The State Fair would be a great place for some street photography and just some unique photos. I’ll be back for sure!