Vermont State Fair
I hadn’t been to the Rutland fair (aka the Vermont State Fair) in about a decade, so I decided I needed to experience the nostalgia of it. It certainly brought back some great memories. When I was in high school, I worked in the Dairy Barn scooping ice cream. One year I got a temporary tattoo of Betty Boop from a guy named Troy who also did airbrush painting. (No one does that at the fair anymore.) I also remember the cropped tops with tassels they used to sell, along with the framed mirrors with band names, like Guns ‘n Roses or Poison. Everyone wanted one!
I also remember the leather stand where the guy would take a strip of raw leather, measure it around your wrist, cut it to size, brand it with your name, put a finish on the leather and put a snap on it right as you waited to create a custom leather bracelet for you. I still have mine, although it’s too small to fit around my wrist.
My favorite part is the food. I reveled in my maple cotton candy and Roxies fries. It was totally worth it!