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Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2007


It's that time of the year again... time for the Chelan County Fair!

Not that I really care about the fair itself anymore. I haven't gone out to the fair in years, because riding a Ferris Wheel and looking at giant vegetables and visiting animals that are being sold for slaughter isn't my thing. However, there is one thing that I do love about the fair...


Dave Corn

The American Legion has a booth where they sell boiled ears of sweet corn that have been drenched in butter. All for the bargain price of just $1.00! All I have to do is find somebody I know that has a fair pass, then have them run to the Legion booth and buy me one.

It's pretty tasty.

Especially when you eat it with a delicious Veggie Corn Dog.

And a bag of popcorn.

And a tub of Snack-Pack Chocolate Pudding.

And a couple shots of Jägermeister.

And some Golden Oreos.

And some toasted bread with hummus and feta cheese.

Wah! I'm hungry!

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  1. adena says:

    HOLY CRAP!! The world is ending!!

    DAVE IS EATING VEGGIES!!! 🙂 (and I find that hysterical that I’m saying that about a vegetarian.)

  2. Stephanie P says:

    It’s nice to see you eating some vegetables, Dave! Keep up the good work!

  3. jenny says:

    oooh, i loves me some county fair buttery corn on the cob, too! but sadly, until i’m done with these braces, it’s a little more trouble than it’s worth… 🙁

  4. Amanda says:

    You must be feeling better, that’s quite a list of foods

  5. Michelle YBF says:

    My grandmother was a fixture at the American Legion booth. The corn is the best ever. I loved the Chelan County Fair; especially the Round Up ride. I think that’s been replaced sometime in the past 30 years though.

  6. bogup says:

    There were huge trucks filled to the brim with corn last week in Eastern WA. 4 for a buck at some of the produce stands and beautiful peaches 7.50 for a whole box and sweet onions (medium size) 10 lbs for $6 direct from a farmer. Had corn w/butter tonight and it was mmmmmmmmmmmmmm good.
    Don’t eat too much then ride the spinning whirlee thing or it’ll be back to vertigo for you.

  7. kilax says:

    Yay, I love gifs!

  8. Alexis says:

    My day at the Clark County Fair this summer was the day I went from somewhat-vegetarian to completely vegetarian. All those animals in the 4-H barns were so sweet, I just couldn’t stand the thought of eating them ever again. I felt really bad that I had just eaten a great big Onion-Aire burger with cheese and enjoyed it so very very much (and now thank god for Boca and Morningstar Farms!)…

    But seriously, how could you not enjoy the giant vegetables? I saw a zucchini this year that was unreal (I think they’re raised at Hanford). And why not go spend $80 throwing darts at balloons that won’t pop to win a ginormous Care Bear that cost $5 to make? Good times!! Then again, maybe you should just get the cheap yummy corn and I could send you my ginormous Fair-won Care Bear…

  9. Robin says:

    Nobody over the age of ten goes to the fair for the rides—it’s definitely the food!

  10. bluepaintred says:

    Cripes! Those teeth scared me!

  11. Catherine says:

    My favorite fair fare ever is the SCONES at the Puyallup. Have you ever tried those? Oh, my God, Dave. So much yum.

  12. Kyra says:

    Wow, you eat all that you won’t be feeling better for very long! Geeze Dave, I got a little sick just hearing about it.

  13. Do you remember the X-Files episode of The Simpsons, where Scully puts Homer to running on a treadmill and she and Mulder become engrossed watching his fat bounce? They say something along the lines of “It’s so hypnotic.” “Yes, like watching a lava lamp.”

    That’s how I feel about watching Lil Dave eat corn.

    Sorry. Geek moment.

  14. blanetalk says:

    Wow! You’ve made me hungry!

    I remember going to the Sun Prarie Sweet Corn Festival every year while I grew up and lived in Wisconsin.

    I miss it so much. Yum!

  15. blanetalk says:

    BTW, at the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival, they serve over 70 tons of sweet corn every year!

  16. Hilly says:

    That really is one of the cuter things Lil Dave has done, chomping om that corn! Now I want hummus and feta on pita, mmmmmmm.

  17. Peggy says:

    What the hell is a Golden Oreo?

  18. Brandi says:

    yummmmy corn is lovely to taste.

  19. Avitable says:

    This is it for your post? Jeez, what a slacker!

  20. Suzanne says:

    Mmmmmm… buttery sweet corn. Yum!

  21. Dave2 says:

    For those questioning the vegetarian-safeness of Jägermeister because of the rumor that there’s deer blood in it, and was wondering if there was any truth to the story… the answer is none what-so-ever. 🙂

  22. Rick says:

    You’ll know you’re fully recovered when your digestive track uses corn for texture (see Cheech & Chong).

  23. Kristine says:

    I love that adorable graphic! And feel like it was just for me since I recently posted this. 🙂

  24. I’m not the only one?! YAY! I seriously attend the LA County Fair only for the BBQ corn. I butter it up and sprinkle it with some red stuff (paprika maybe) and sometimes lemon or lime juice. It’s fantastical.

    PS: The LA County Fair runs from 9/8 – 9/30… Hmm

  25. Catherine says:

    I’m not sure who you were responding to a few comments up, there, but you just got me addicted to crack. Oh wait, I mean Snopes.

    Thank You.

    P.S. I tried to do a strike tag for the word crack, but it didn’t work 😛

  26. Looking at Lil’ Dave chewing with his mouth open, when I saw it say “hummus and feta cheese” I really thought it said “human fetus”…

    I’m not sure if that’s my fault or watching him chew with his mouth open and grossing me out 🙂

  27. kapgar says:

    Corn gooooooooooddd.

  28. Wayne says:

    And Dave, you might meet, and subsequently save, a wee little pig named Wilbur!

    I’d call it, Bad Monkey’s Web.

  29. sue says:

    We’re on the tail-end of corn season here… and I’ve had my fill. Still, a buck? That’s pretty good! Hope you enjoyed. (You must be feeling better!)

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