Fond memories, indeed. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Bum Steer in 1988. I remember thinking how lucky I was that it fell on White Wednesday. Finished the night at the old Gentle Ben's. Memba that place?
I enjoyed reading this recap. I take my daughters every year, and my experience was almost exactly like yours...right down to the tour of the manufactured home, something I would normally pass on. I'll bet they sold a few manufactured homes because of that pool table. Thanks for writing about it and long live the Pima County Fair!