Friday, August 11, 2006

A First Look At The Fair

So today is the first day of the 2006 Illinois State Fair. Just in case you couldn't get out to see it, I thought I'd share a couple things that caught my eye. First ... the butter cow. Cause you know, it's not really a fair unless you've seen the butter cow ...

I chose to walk since it seemed a little too overcast to be riding the skylift. But then I saw these visitors having a great time ... and, in retrospect, I may have been a little overly cautious.

Finally, I saw this this little guy and it reminded me of what the fair really means ... all those wonderful memories you made as a child. When corndogs were amazing fair treats ... instead of just a processed meat product dipped in cornmeal.

More to come ...

Nineteen hundred seventy-three
My second cousin Calvin and me
We loaded down his old blue-green Corvair
And headed for the State Fair

Doug Supernaw - State Fair


  1. There's a Butter Cat this year.

  2. Yeah ... it's hard to see from the picture I took, but if you look closely, the butter calf is nosing up to a butter kitten ... who, by the way, looks a little pissed off.

    There's also a butter bird on the back of the butter cow ... but I cropped it out. Some things had to be sacrificed for the good of the butter cow ... all hail butter cow.

  3. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I'm also a blogging Springfieldian who posted about the fair this morning. You can check out my site at

    Have a great one!