It’s baaaaaaack — fair haiku season!

The Hilbilly — As seen and shared by fairgoer Ryon Edwards

It’s that most wonderful time of the year (almost)! Fall means back to school early mornings, Gamecock football and the South Carolina State Fair! Continuing in the fine tradition of years gone by, that also means something else as delicious as an Elvis burger: fair haikus.

Have a visit to last year’s beautiful haikus and then post your own in the comments. Remember: Three lines. First line five syllables. Second line seven syllables. Third line five syllables.

Maybe you’ll win some fair tickets from me!


  • Jeff Davis on Oct 09, 2012 Reply

    Don’t look down on me.
    I create magic for all.
    The pensive carney.

  • nancy oconnor on Oct 09, 2012 Reply

    click click whirr whirr whoa!
    creepy carny scarier
    than Zipper itself

    • julie on Oct 09, 2012 Reply

      Bonus points for mentioning scary ride by name!

  • Ryon Edwards on Oct 09, 2012 Reply

    When you are feeling
    stomach pain, begrimed and broke
    Let’s do it again!

  • Allison Caldwell on Oct 03, 2012 Reply

    Is there anything
    worth writing about except
    the food? I think not.

    Without consequence?
    Probably not, but who cares?
    It’s fair food. Just eat.

    Assembly and Bluff
    Twelve days’ worth of deep-fried fun
    Welcome, October.

  • Kristin on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

    Throw the ball in the
    hole. Can it be done? My fair
    budget has been blown.

  • Kristin on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

    baby ducks, chicks, pigs.
    Bring a lot of hand sani!
    Don’t get e. coli.

  • Kristin on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

    turkey leg corn dog
    funnel cake french fries candy
    apple. I love you.

  • Nicole McLean on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

    Crowds, tickets, animal poo
    Whiney kids, more food
    Fun night until someone barfs

    • julie on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

      That is magic!

  • Kevin on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

    Finding my Happy?
    Do they have a ride for that?
    Think I’ll just have a corn dog.

    • Kevin on Sep 27, 2012 Reply

      Oops. Lost my count while eating lunch…last line: I’ll just eat some fries.

  • another jennifer on Sep 13, 2012 Reply

    Tractors, rides and games
    Fried dough, lime rickeys, lobster
    Fair season in Maine

    • julie on Sep 13, 2012 Reply

      Man. Lobster at the fair. We have fried butter and giant caveman turkey legs.

      • another jennifer on Sep 15, 2012 Reply

        Lobster in every way – full lobster, lobster tail, lobster roll, etc. Also, clams.

  • john turner on Sep 11, 2012 Reply

    grease is in the air
    what new fried treat awaits us?
    i shudder to think

  • julie marr on Sep 07, 2012 Reply

    Carney creepiness
    rite of eerie October
    days of deep-fried fun

    • julie on Sep 07, 2012 Reply

      Thank you for playing!

  • Keela Glover on Sep 07, 2012 Reply

    Fiske Fries are calling
    With splashes of vinegar
    And a touch of Heinz

  • Mark Newsome on Sep 07, 2012 Reply

    i want it badly
    pronto pup calling my name
    no teeth in my head

Leave Reply