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Foods with veggies, so the calories don't count by Beckaroo
Found in the international bazaar. These noodles are fried on huge, flying saucer sized woks, and have tons of veggies! Coated in a sweet sauce, they are delish! Also, I've seen them on numerous occasions giving free noodles to Buddhist monks, which I think is really cool.
Deep fried cauliflower
Golden deliciousness in Heritage square. Yummy, hot, and deep fried-what's not to love? I always seem to miss finding Heritage square on my first go round, but worth the search.
Veggie fajitas/Juanita's Fajitas
Had them once on a whim, and now are a fair tradition! The onions and peppers are sweet and perfectly fried, and the Juanita's fajita seasoning is perfection! I love them with a healthy dash of green tabasco.
This corn is on almost everyone's list! I think it's probably technically a starch, but it grows out of dirt in a field, so is a veggie for my state fair purposes! So yummy with butter, salt, and pepper. Just don't forget a toothpick! Have a great MN get together!!!
What's not to love! (In no particular order) by Michael A. Rodriguez
Food & Beverages
How can you go wrong with tons of deep fried options, food on a stick, Tall lemonade for a low price, BEER, all you can drink milk, new items every year, things made out of honey, etc. etc. etc. I can go on and on just about the food but there is also...
On the train it says "World's Largest Midway" I don't know if that is true but you gotta love your entertainment options. Kidway too. There are even Kidway rides I like to go on. I hope my God Daughter is in town so I can partake in those rides. Next is...
Music & Entertainment
They always get great entertainers for the Grandstand. The free shows are awesome too. Tonic Sol Fa, The MCC Gospel Choir, Boogie Wonderland, etc. I saw Mint Condition a few years ago and it was awesome. I also heard that Boyz II Men are putting on a free show. I'll have to check on that before I leave the web site, And finally there is...
The Overall Atmosphere
Minnesotans usually have this in common. A love for the Minnesota State fair. There's something for everyone. It's a great place to meet with family & friends. You have the Fine Arts Building, The Pet Center, the vendors, the free stages, the Bazaar, Heritage Square, the Midway & Kidway, the local television stations and radio stations, etc. It's no wonder the Saints are so fun. The stadium is so close to the fairgrounds it just rubs off. And I love the new things every year. The fair never gets boring. This year will be my 27th consecutive year going to the fair. I hope my streak continues into my 80's, 90's, even 100's. That's what the Fair means to be. It is my all time favorite place to be in the entire world. It was one of my grandpa's too and his name is forever at the fairgrounds. There are things that didn't make this list but are still why I love the fair. The history for example. It's just really amazing. Thanks for letting me share. I love talking about it.
Love the fair food by Bryce Ingvaldson
Yummie! gotta have one every year
Love them cinnamon rolls
greasy & great
Tom Thumb Doughnuts
It ain`t the fair withoout mini doughnuts
MN Fair-go'er For Life by Mike Demko
Sweet Martha's Cookies
Simply CANNOT go to the Great Minnesota Get-Together without enjoying some of these amazing cookies! Eat 'em while they're hot! Eating them by the all you can drink milk stand is a great way to enhance your snacking experience.
Tom Thumb Mini Doughnuts
A great idea for breakfast! (Or really anytime of the day) Tom Thumb is a tradition that has lasted many, many years at the Fair. There are several different mini doughnut stands to choose from but Tom Thumb beats them all.
Mmm Mmm! These are the best cheese curds I've had anywhere! A very tasty treat but don't eat too many or your stomach may retaliate.
RC Cola Stand
RC IS the king of colas. This refreshing beverage pairs very well with cheese curds (there is a cheese curd stand fairly near the RC stand). Very competively priced in comparison to other beverage vendors at the fair, RC has that "from a bottle" taste that the other colas cannot provide from a fountain or can.