BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — After a rainy weekend, the 168th Bloomsburg Fair continues into the week, and PA live! co-host Chris Bohinski was live in Columbia County to highlight the many vendors and attractions at the week-long fair on Monday.
Bohinski advises anyone who is coming to the Bloomsburg Fair to come hungry, especially when visiting Joe’s Donuts. Joe from Hazleton explains that they have been making donuts since 2011. Uncle George, who is lending a helping hand, has been making donuts for 15 years. They offer a variety of donuts, such as peanut butter chocolate with powdered sugar, Birthday Cake, and cinnamon glazed donuts.
From Lewisburg, Pete the “Pickle Guy” and his crews offer a wide variety of pickles for people to enjoy while visiting the Bloomsburg Fair. There are 32 types of pickles to try, such as old-fashioned, barreled, and Bohinski was able to try apple pie pickles. There are also deep-fried pickles and peppers to keep you warm amid the rainy weather.
Jess from State College with the Funnel Cake Kings for a second year tells Bohinski of their experience so far at the Bloomsburg Fair to be a positive one. Jess also encourages anyone attending the fair to come try freshly made funnelcakes and even helps Bohinski in making one.
After sustaining an arm injury, Christy from Muncy explains she has been coming to the fair for 30 years, and now, she crochets and makes handmade decorative glass blocks available for anyone interested in buying them at the Bloomsburg Fair.
“Friends don’t let friends eat hot dogs, eat sweet corn;” that’s the phrase you’ll find on the back of hoodies worn by staff at Shoeman’s Roasted Sweet Corn. “Power couple” Tom and Sue have been selling sweet corn for 15 years. In roasters made by Tom, the corn is roasted in the husk, dipped in butter, and ready for anyone to enjoy.
In honor of his late father, who passed away 10 years ago, Bohinski seized the moment and got himself a tattoo of his father’s favorite Disney character, Jiminy Cricket, at Isaiah Tucci’s Tattoo Parlor. As work on his tattoo was about to begin, Chris spoke with Erin and Rico who got their own tattoos from Isaiah the previous year. Erin received a outline tattoo of the Disney character Stitch, while Rico had the initials of his late mother who passed away in 2011.
Later on in the day, the Jiminy Cricket tattoo was completed and shown off live on 28/22 News First at Four. When asked about his experience at the Bloomsburg Fair, Tucci expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to be at the fair for a second year and emphasized the measures taken to ensure the process is safe and sanitary.
Even though it was a Monday and the weather was not ideal, a lot of people were making their way to the Bloomsburg Fair as crowds lined the walkways of the fairgrounds.
At Bissinger’s Dumplings, Bohinski was able to get a walkthrough on how apple dumplings were made and even a taste of the action.
To wrap up the day, Bohinski visited “The Poutinere” of Long Island with Craig to learn more about the canadian dish.
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The Bloomsburg Fair continues until Saturday, September 30 in Columbia County.