This is going to be something different than I normally post. It’s been a while since I posted something about local events; that’s the normal part. The non-normal part is that this article is going to be mainly pictures.

For the last bunch of years I’ve wanted to share images of my visits to the NY State Fair, but I’ve never gotten around to it. I’ve taken my version of pretty good pictures, but only shared them on Instagram. I’m changing things up with this post by mainly sharing images and, when I remember, commenting on the image after I share it.

I’m also doing it because this is the first year I’ve gone to the Fair by myself; no idea why that matters, but obviously it does to me. 🙂 In any case, let’s get started!

This one’s easy, but it comes with a brief update. The entire time I was at the fair it was raining. I was there the day the fair opened, around 8:45 and stayed until 12:30; around 4:30 the sun came out but there was nothing I could do. Still, it was nice being welcomed.

First shot of scenery. If it hadn’t been raining and my sneakers were waterproof, I’d have gone closer.

Both of these were in the Maritime Museum, which I never knew existed. The sturgeon freaked me out because it’s massive; I hope I never see anything like that in Onondaga Lake. The second picture threw me off because I have no idea why it was in the same museum, but I thought it looked pretty cool.

The sand sculpture in the Center of Progress Building is always one of my favorites. As you can see, it wasn’t completed yet; that’s always the problem going on the first day of the fair, because it’s truly a work in progress! lol Anyway, this year’s sculpture highlighted the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz and the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon.

A slight diversion from the norm because I have a question. When did sloths become a big thing? lol

From the time I was a small child, I’ve always been fascinated with trains. This image shows the remnants of the circus coming to town by train.

This is the video I shot of the train in motion.

Here’s the last thing I’m showing as far as images. I have this thing about cool looking quilts, and these were my two favorites.

My final shot of the day is this video of the butter sculpture. It’s always pretty cool, but I still like the sand sculpture the best.

That’s all I’m sharing. I took more pictures, but these are the highlights. If you went to this year’s fair, what intrigued you the most?

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