My game plan, however, is not just caloric. I've got a list of sights and sounds, too—Schlitz Audubon Nature Center bird talks, sea lion shows, rides on the Skyglider, etc. And a shopping list, consisting of those items from companies too small to sell online.
In short, it's the culmination of months of preparation. It may seem like too much, but you can't over-prepare for the State Fair. In the paraphrased words of Dwight K. Schrute: "A real Fair-goer makes her own luck. Billy Zane, Titanic."