Last night D and I went to the Addison County Fair & Field Days, Vermont’s largest agriculture fair and a summer tradition. We filled up on delicious
fried fair food, met some prize winning farm animals and I saw my very first demolition derby!My favorite part of the derby was the mini-van heat! Since only 5 mini-vans competed there was a lot more open space allowing the drivers to build up speed and cause some serious damage. I tried to take pictures of the mini-van carnage but unfortunately it was too dark. My second favorite part of the fair? The food! As soon as we arrived we hopped in the bloomin’ onion line. Nothing beats the crispy crunchy molten hot deliciousness of this fair treat. After walking off the bloomin’ onion I indulged in a traditional Vermont treat, sugar on snow. It’s basically a bowl of shaved ice covered in local Vermont maple syrup that’s been heated. When the hot syrup hits the ice it immediately forms a hard, sweet, sticky shell; creating a little bowl of heaven. It’s even better in the winter when they use fresh snow instead of ice! The cutest baby mini donkey ever!How chic is this black and white pattern?! Outfit inspiration is everywhere!If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly activity this weekend I highly recommend you check out the Addison County Fair & Field Days. There’s more demo derby tonight and great events happening all weekend.
What are some of your favorite local summer events?