18 Stages of Going to the Cajun Heartland State Fair

1. You start the day off by making friends at the petting zoo.

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2. Then it’s pig races.

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3. After the animals, you take a quick hydration break at Roy’s Fresh Lemonade.

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which in Louisiana in May, it the most refreshing and delicious thing you can ever drink.

4. You try your luck at the deceptively hard games.

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5. Just when you’re about to give up, the guy next to you wins so you pretty much have to keep playing.

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This isn’t over until I say it’s over!

6. If you’re lucky, you’ll win a fantastic prize.

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7. Next, you head to the rides.

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8. You start off easy at the Ferris wheel.

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9. …then you work your way up to more spinning…

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10.  and more spinning.

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11. …and the Crazy Mouse.

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12. And if you’re brave enough, the mega-drop

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13. After you’re good and dizzy it’s time for food

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14. Mmm.. nothing beats every kind of food on a stick!

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15.  and funnel cake.

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16. SO MUCH THE FUNNEL CAKE.

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17. Then you try and walk it off as the sun goes down

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18. You end the amazing, dizzy, gluttonous day by taking pictures with your friends

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only to realize you need to bring sunscreen when you come back because you’re totally burnt.