Sometimes you end up buying something unexpectedly. This can occur anywhere, even (maybe especially?) at the NY State Fair – and fried cookie dough, fried oreos, and other atypically fried foods don’t really count as those are now expected at the fair.
One of our neighbors mentioned that they bought a steam mop at the fair a couple of years ago. At this year’s fair, we even saw the steam mop display, but just walked on by.
However, we did end up with an unexpected purchase from a different area of the fair – the poultry building. As the fair was more than half over, there were a number of chickens on display in the poultry building that were listed for sale. We ended up with 2 new black and white Wyandotte hens!
The seller put them into a small wood and wire crate for transport. I actually just carried the crate with the hens in it right out of the fairgrounds. Although no one tried to stop us or verify the purchase, we did get a lot of strange looks from other fair-goers throughout the grounds and especially on the shuttle bus out to the parking lot.
The crate was not very large for 2 hens and the hens kept trying to squeeze out of the gap in the top before we got home.