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Americana unveiled and en masse

It is that time of the year again - when the world (at least locally) sorts out into two people - those who love the State Fair and those who don't.

Oddly enough, I am in the former camp, not the latter. You'd think for a vegetarian girl with hippy roots and an environmental job the State Fair could be sort of the antithesis to what I live for and stand for. But it isn't us and them - there is just us and the State Fair is that time of year when I get to see a side of us that is hard to come by in my every day life.

Oh sure, part of it is pure idealistic romanticism - it is easy to love what is abnormal and cherish the unusual. I didn't grow up around cheese curds, cowboys, and sheep. But there is part of me at the Fair as well. I did grow up with quilting, tractors, and deep fried sugary food.

The Fair feels like an Americana museum and zoo all at once. The creatures are there - ones like me and ones not so much like me. The pride of the creatures are there. And if you look closely you can see all the ugly as well.

Just fascinating - it is all just so fascinating!

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