The Del Mar Fair is one of Kongo’s favorite annual rites. The sunshine, the crowds of people, crazy hats, outlandish summer wear, amazing things to eat, and miles of booths filled with things for sale you didn’t know you needed until you saw them. Kongo loves all the weird looking people with microphones who stand on slightly elevated booths and teach you about amazing kitchen utensils, choppers, knives, miracle sweepers, car wax, salsa choppers, and salad shooters.
He loves looking at all the women and girls showing too much cleavage and tattoos, the little prize tags on flower arrangements, the smells inside the livestock barns, and the 4-H kids showing off their market pigs. Kongo likes the smells of things roasting over mesquite coals mixed with the cotton candy aromas wafting over from the food booth next door.
Kongo just loves fairs. The following are a few pictures from this year’s Del Mar Fair.
The Del Mar Fair runs every year from mid June through the July 4th. The only good thing about the end of the fair is that it ushers in horse racing season (you know…where the surf meets the turf in old Del Mar).
Learn more about the Del Mar Fair and things to do there here.
Travel safe. Have fun.
- San Diego County Fair: Aliens, Fried Foods, Bacon and Sugar Overload (myburningkitchen.com)