Smoke billowed up around him as he checked on the meat, sweat on his back, a smile on his face.
The annual carnival at 6680 Sykesville Road was in full swing Monday night. The event takes place from about 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every night through Saturday.
By 7 p.m. rides twirled as lights flashed. Music played, the sound mixing with ringing and clanging of carnival games. But perhaps most noticeable was the mix of smells — funnel cake and deep-fried Oreos, french fries, pizza, pit beef.
For many in Carroll County, it's the ever-famous carnival food that keeps them coming back year after year.
Chuck and Mary Ellen Struhar are some of those people who make a trip to the grounds each time the carnival comes around. Why?