Me and over 115,000 of my friends attended the New York State Fair last Saturday. It was a perfect Fair day. Blue sky, temperatures in the 80’s, low humidity and a full day of fun events, entertainment, displays, vendors and food.
Speaking of food, I ate through the Fair. Enjoyed a breakfast of blueberry pancakes and home fries at the Grange’s Ox Roast restaurant which is something of a tradition. Later, I had a lobster roll and root beer for lunch, dinner at Baker’s Chicken Coop (see below) followed by a piece of raspberry pie and ice cream and ended my Fair day with a late night snack of a hot meatball sandwich from Danny D’s food stand on the Fair’s restaurant row.
For those of you who were interested in salt potatoes, here is what they look like. Served hot with melted butter.
No visit to the Fair is complete without a trip through the barns and animal buildings. Here a friendly llama and his handler check out my camera.
As the hot day turned into a very comfortable evening. I took advantage of the concert at Chevrolet Court included with admission to see one of my favorite bands from my college days as Saturday night’s entertainment was the band Styx. Styx was popular back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. I even saw them at the Carrier Dome back in 1981. They played all their big hits to the delight of the crowd.