San Diego County Fair 2012
I know the fair has left San Diego, but I didn’t get a chance to post about this until now. I guess if you missed the fair, it is still useful for notes for next year, or if you want to follow the fair to other parts of California like LA and Orange County.
I actually couldn’t go to the fair this year. It’s been something I look forward to every summer, but I just couldn’t fit it in my super busy schedule. I held on to the hope I could and even bought tickets, but in the end, I realized I couldn’t make it work. So I gave the tickets to my siblings and instructed them to take pictures and bring me back some food.
Here’s some of the foods they had:
Bacon wrapped gouda stuffed mushrooms
The former Heart Attack Cafe came out with a new slew of bacon foods and a new name. Amongst the items included bacon wrapped turkey leg, bacon wrapped mushroom stuffed with gouda, bacon wrapped burgers, etc.
They didn’t try the bacon wrapped turkey leg, but here is a picture:
Maple Bacon Donut
It looks huge from the picture and they all liked it. It was one of their favorites.
I asked the kids to find one of the new fair items this year, the red velvet funnel cake, but they said they didn’t see it. And they didn’t think to check the food fair map. So they ended up with a regular funnel cake.
Deep fried candy bar
I don’t know quite what this is but it looks like deep fried snickers or peanut butter cup.
Chocolate covered bacon
We tried the chocolate covered bacon a few years ago when i was a new item and didn’t like it. They got it this time, having not tried it before, and weren’t fans either.
Jumbo corn dog
Juicys Giant Western Sausage
We always love this one and so of course my siblings stopped for the giant Western sausage, served on a toasted roll and served with a heap of sauteed onions and bell peppers.
Giant Smoked Turkey Leg
Also another favorite. Because it’s so filling though we always get it to go. They will wrap it in foil for you. Many stations serve turkey legs but we think this one makes the best ones.
Here’s some other views of the fair:
The kids had a lot of fun and brought me some food home so I sort of got to enjoy the fair. Pro tip: tickets through Costco is a great deal. For $57.99 you get four admission tickets, one parking pass, four drink tickets, 50 ride coupons and a coupon savings book.