Deep Fried Ambassador update: Spider Girl + Barrel Monster = State Fair Love

Our Deep Fried Ambassador is busy blogging about all things N.C. State Fair related. We’ll re-post all of her Fair entries, but be sure to check out her Pretty*Swell blog.

swellblog11(This is part 2 of the “Whole Lotta Loony” series chronicling the adventures of your Deep-Fried Ambassador and Deputy Deep-Fried at the North Carolina State Fair.)

How many times have you walked past one of the houses of oddities at the State Fair and been so curious to go inside?  But, for whatever reason, you avert your eyes and keep walking?

Yeah, me too. Mostly because I’m so ridiculously sensitive that I think seeing oddly formed animals or humans would make me feel sad. Even if it is fake.

But, emboldened by my deep-friedness this year, I walked right up to the “Alive Spider Girl” marquee, handed the guy a dollar and stepped inside.

The Deputy and I giggled nervously at first, both I think a little anxious at what we’d see. I remember muttering something like “this poor woman” as we turned the corner, but then, my cautiousness dissolved into laughter.

The Spider Girl is hilarious. She was cheerful and really seemed to enjoy having fun with all of the spectators. We had a little chat about what it’s like to be the Spider Girl. She told the Deputy about what a drag it is to be caught up in her web all day, unable to move her eight legs. Too funny.

I’m not going to tell you what she looked like because you MUST go pay her a visit yourself.

Next on the deep-fried list? Get a photo made with the Barrel Monster.

He, the traffic-cone creature of Hillsborough Street fame, is tough to track down at the fair. After some investigative reporting (i.e. asking strangers, each who looked more baffled than the next), we found him in the Flower and Garden Show.

He’s hanging out on the hill, overlooking the pond, right next to the gimongous Adirondack chair. He seems happy there, as evidenced by his big toothy smile.

What’s next for Deputy Deep-Fried and me?

A hint: age, weight, birth month.

Stay tuned!

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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