Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Feeling Bored At The Dixie Classic Fair.

One thing that's synonymous with the Fall season are fairs. Appropriately, I went to the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, North Carolina today. Unfortunately, it was quite underwhelming. I'm not your typical fair and carnival type of guy -- I don't eat fair food and I don't ride carnival attractions for safety reasons. No gut-churning rides and deep-fried butter sticks for me! But, I am interested in seeing animals and contest submissions.

Sadly, the Dixie Classic is a boring and altogether lackluster fair.

I know, buddy. I'm sad, too.

There were plenty of carnival rides and trailers selling fair food, I'll give them that. If that's your idea of a good time, then great. Many of the judging submissions were unimpressive, though. Contestants' flowers and other plants had started to wilt in many cases. When it comes to the artistic categories... well, I was appalled at the number of LEGO submissions that were official builds pulled from a set off a store shelf. No creativity was involved... and they often won awards. The LEGO judges obviously had no idea what they were doing. Any schmuck can put together a LEGO set out of the box. Honestly, there just wasn't much to be seen at the fair. It felt empty and lacking in content.

At least I saw some cows?

Alternatively, it was nice to see some cows and draft horses... there just weren't very many of them. The fairgrounds were nice, but I walked away feeling like it was a boring waste of time. Good thing I paid the early-bird price for admission, or otherwise I'd have felt upset. All in all, I can't recommend the Dixie Classic Fair unless you're a total carnival ride junkie.

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