September always spells State Fair to me. This may be because I’ve lived in Hutchinson, home of the Kansas State Fair. Regardless of the reason, I look forward to the town being filled with folks eager to see what the fair has to offer.
There’s nothing like seeing blue ribbons on everything from wheat to tomatoes to blackberry jam. It’s a great way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Although this year has been unusual, I generally think of fair time as when we have our first cooler weather.
The Kansas State Fair is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and they’ve produced a cookbook to commemorate the occasion. I’ve added a couple of recipes here so you can get a sneak peek! You can order a copy on the State Fair website.
I’m not sure yet if I’ll enter anything into the fair this year or not. Either way, I’ll enjoy seeing all the goodies other people enter.