Yelp at fair: “Enjoy a (bottom) expanding treat”

Yelp is a cool site where users review businesses, though some of the negative ones increasingly are drawing ire — or lawsuits — from proprietors. The background is here.

Yelp is more popular in urban areas than around here, but I was curious about what last year’s county fairgoers had to say about their experience on Yelp. This year’s fair is coming up on August 12-16.

Here’s some of the unfiltered and modestly edited comments:

•”I just went to the fair again this year this year, luv it. Again, go during the day (around 11 a.m.) and there will be less crowds and weirdos (well, it’s *ss valley, there will always be a few nutsos roaming about lol) but you know what I mean.”
—Mary C., San Jose

•”Oy! What a hillbilly-hippie fest! Walk along the midway and watch the meth-heads crawl out from under their rocks as the night falls. Watch as clusters of sheriff’s deputies search the crowd for ‘evil-doers’ and people off probation.”
—James B., Grass Valley

•”The prettiest fairgrounds I have ever seen! Shady from the big ponderosa pines and always nice crisp evenings. Have to try a cornish pastie!”
—Justin P., San Francisco

•So I am probably biased as this is my home county fair, but it really is the best in Ca. The grounds are so pretty, the food vendors are all local groups, the animals are cute and the giant cinnamon roll vendor is always there for an *ss-expanding treat.
—Chelsea J., Raleigh, NC

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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