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Wilson County Fair - 2014


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It's that time of year again, county fair season! (or as I like to call it, "My annual pilgrimage to Lebanon, TN to ride the elusive Mondial Top Scan.")

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Welcome to the fair!

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They had a nice selection of rides this year.

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Got my unlimited ride hand stamp, and I'm ready to... Feiht?

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Fun for the whole family.

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Space Roller had some nice forces in the outside seats, but the short ride cycle was kind of crappy. 4 feihts out of 5

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I love this ride, both for its funky lateral+airtime combo, and for the narrowness of its jibs.

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This guy was pretty excited about it, too.

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I did not ride the Wacky Worm. I doubt I was missing out on much, though.

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Didn't go on the mouse, either. The line got ridiculously long later in the evening, and I wasn't that desperate for the credit.

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I find it just a little disturbing that these "human oddity" exhibits still exist today. I thought those got banned like 50 years ago.

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I got in a bit of a "feiht" with Banzai, when its hydraulic death-OTSRs decided to jolt upward and punch me hard in the nose. Thanks, Banzai.

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Here we see an ancient ritual of the indigenous peoples of rural Tennessee, the "Tractor Pull." This event is always sure to draw a crowd (for some reason).

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The objective is to see who can fail their emissions test the fastest. Also, you get something like 50 bonus points for having an American flag on the back of your tractor. I think this guy won.

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Super funtimes on the Disko, another one of my favorites

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Wait, what?

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Ummm, so which part of the horse gets used to...

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Oh, I see. I hope they're at least paying that horse minimum wage, though. It's clearly doing all the work.

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There was a nice woodsy area, full of old-fashioned buildings (and mosquitoes).

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I lold at the "Have a blessed day" at the end. If they're going to bestow their blessing upon this list of murderous concoctions, they could at least go with "Bless your heart."

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Still, I had to try something, because YOLO. My arteries winced as I bit into a fried Oreo for the first time. No regrets.

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Why does all the food here sound so tantalizingly nauseating?

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Oh wow, they're still going. These people sure do love their air pollution.

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Awesome flats, even more awesome at night

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Vertigo spent a lot of time broken down. I wish I'd gotten the chance to ride it.

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One final shot of the midway

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Hmm, seems like a pretty typical fair that you would see in small towns.

 

Our county fair is ten tims smaller than this one. We don't even have half the flats most fairs get andin fact the ride we used to have was the Zipper. But that hasn't been there in years... oh and don't bother coming to our county fair if you're a credit whore, you'd be very dissapointed.

 

 

Great report, it actually reminds me of what a decent fair should be like.

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I would expect the "human oddity" exhibit is a fake (the vast majority of them these days are).

 

but on the off chance it IS real? I would never deny someone to make a living, if that's how they choose to do so.

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I would expect the "human oddity" exhibit is a fake (the vast majority of them these days are).

 

but on the off chance it IS real? I would never deny someone to make a living, if that's how they choose to do so.

 

Apparently this one is real. I've heard of this woman showing up at other fairs. I'm sure she gets some nice, respectful visitors to her exhibit, but I saw a couple of people walk back there and start giggling without saying anything to her.

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I've yet to try a deep-fried Oreo as the concept doesn't appeal to me; however, the deep-fried grilled-cheese sandwich does. Go figure.

 

we had them at Kennywood. . absolutely among the most disgusting thing we've ever tried.

 

soggy, nasty, and super sweet.

 

(we did NOT finish the 3 pc serving)

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I would expect the "human oddity" exhibit is a fake (the vast majority of them these days are).

 

but on the off chance it IS real? I would never deny someone to make a living, if that's how they choose to do so.

 

Apparently this one is real. I've heard of this woman showing up at other fairs. I'm sure she gets some nice, respectful visitors to her exhibit, but I saw a couple of people walk back there and start giggling without saying anything to her.

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that's a shame, but I do hope she makes a decent living at it, and likely doesn't care what some think (good for her).

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