|If you think this cabbage is big . . . |
You should see the one that won. This is one of the runners-up to the 89-pound winner. I'm pretty sure that's a pumpkin rather than a tomato just to the right of it. As for the smaller vegetable that looks like a brussels sprout . . . Nah, it couldn't be.
Even these garbage can lids wore happy faces at the 1996 State Fair -- in this case, perhaps it was because they weren't attached to garbage cans.
Not far from the giant vegetable exhibit, a blacksmith was forging swords while you wait. Just the thing for cutting the giant cabbage.
|By late afternoon crowds were growing around the stands that offered everything from pottery and T-shirts to chances of winning land in the Matanuska Valley.|
Going to the Fair
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