29 years at the fair and my memories are: by Danielle
Cheese On A Stick
Must. Have. One. Wait....must have TWO because the first one goes down SO fast, you don't even taste it. With or WITHOUT the fresh squeezed lemonade (but I prefer 'with').
I remember being so little my dad had to carry me, and I saw all of these skeletons coming at me- scared me to DEATH (and I loved it!). Now I promise it's the scariest haunted house I've ever been in. I still remember the 'Ghost Busters' theme song playing outside while you wait in line :)
Sweet Martha's Cookies
We moved from MN about 11 years ago, and every time we go back up for the fair, we make sure to tell the workers how 'far we've come JUST for some cookies'. They always pile our bucket HIGH and it lasts our family of 5 ALL DAY LONG!
Someone always wants to sit down. People watching is the BEST PART of the fair- it's the best free entertainment you'll find! At ANY time of day :) Makes me smile just thinking about it!
Landmarks by LaDonna Peterson
I like to walk through and glance the entire selection before purchasing the cheese curds.
How nice to sit down, relax, have a cold beer, and watch some outdoor entertainment! (While eating the cheese curds)
Whatever you call it! Get the chocolate covered cashews! Watch the show! Relax!
The best of the best by Bruce Montgomery
There is great food, just good food, food you have to eat because your parents liked it. New food, old favorites, food that you wouldnt buy but it is in the blue ribbon book. Food that catches your eye or otherwise intrigues you. Food you buy just to share. There are patriotic standards like the Dairy Building malts or all the milk you can drink. There is ethnic food of every description.
The Ag Hort building has displays that change every three days or so. If you dont like the African Violets then come back in a few days and the Gladiolas will be there. There is the perennial family joke of you can lead a whore-to-culture but you cant make her a lady when we first pass the Ag-Hort building.
The 4H building is like a Norman Rockwell painting.
The animals; who knew there were so many kinds of chickens? The Miracle of Birth Center is a bit messy but fascinating.