The first day of fall was this past Thursday, September 22nd. Unfortunately it’s doesn’t seem like fall yet because the daytime temperatures are averaging in the high 80s.
I think fall means different things for different people. For some, they look forward to the pumpkin spice latte’s, flannel, boots, scarves, and bonfires. For others it’s the leaves changing, mountain road trips, and s’mores.
For me, Autumn brings so much more. Our wedding anniversary is in the fall, September 27th the be exact, I celebrate a birthday, and fall brings some of the best events, holidays, and foods.
To kick off the fall season, William and I took a trip to the 84th Annual North Georgia State Fair! I don’t think anything can kick off the season better than a fair! The lights, the sights, the rides, and of course, the food gets me excited about the coming weather change.
There were a LOT of good food choices this year. We made two laps before deciding on a few places to try. William stuck with his traditional smoked turkey leg. For $10 you get the biggest turkey leg ever… and trust me you don’t need a side. One turkey leg is plenty.
I settled on a massive plate of curly fries topped with bacon, cheese, jalapeños, and sour cream. William finished off the evening with a very traditional funnel cake!
They also had fresh squeezed lemonade that they sell at these giant lemon-lemonade stands. $6.00 initially and then $3.00 for refills.
Of course if you want some crazy food items there’s plenty more to pick from. Amish baking co had some massive donuts, there were a few gyro stands, a noodle stop, and of course the deep fried everything stop.
The fair has some cool attractions this year. William and I loved the Eudora Farms Exotic Petting Zoo. They had some cool animals and it was great being able to be so close to them! There were some “traditional” farm animals but there were also lamas, and zebras and a multitude of other fun mammals.
One thing I was impressed to see this year were the baby tending stations. It’s always so great to see events that allow areas for moms to use in the case that they need to change diapers, tend to their kids, or even nurse.
We had a blast, saw quite a few people we knew, and enjoyed ringing in fall with a Cobb Country tradition!
The fair runs from September 22nd – October 2nd at J. R. Miller Park in Marietta, GA. Admission is $7 for adults and kids 10 and under are free! The daily schedule is available online and includes information regarding concerts, contests, and admission discounts.