Frozen Apple Cider
So refreshing any day of the fair.
Honey Ice Cream
Great eating while watching the Parade
Food you MUST eat EVERY YEAR! by A. J. Hart
The Original Pronto Pup (not the fake dog-on-a-stick stuff)...best in the afternoon when the oil is very hot and the lines are long.
(about a) Footlong Hotdog
With lots of grilled onions...get one just inside the main gate when you arrive...breakfast of champions!
Gizmo (The Italian Beef Burger)
From the Carl's stand on machinery hill...my new favorite fair food...always the best!
Tom Thumb Donuts with All-U-Can Drink Milk
This is the classic desert...grab a half-dozen bags from the Tom Thumb stand near the Food Building and eat them next to the All-U-Can Drink Milk stand just before you leave for the day...the icing on a wonderful day at the Fair!
momlady's gotta gets! by Kristi Hertz
YUM!! hit this stand right away in the a.m. near heritage square!!
iced tea, or coffee
Java Jive!!! right down from the Grandstand Ramp iced and 'fiened' the bigger the better.
bench, curb, lap...
anywhere to sit where people are walking by...never say you're resting...just people watching or waiting for the kids!
midway after dark
never during the day!!! not until the lights are on and only once around! so make it count!
Carmen the fair-goers fab four by Carmen Shoberg
You have to ride the giant slide no matter what your age. It's also a great place to rest on a bench in the shade as you watch sliders from all walks of life go down the big yellow slide. You can also enjoy some country music and a yo- yo show (Dazzeling Dave) if your there at the right time.
State Fair Museum
It's a great walk through exibit for new fair goers or veteran fair folks. It's fun to see how the grounds have changed and how the grandstand acts have come from horse racing to awesome outdoor concerts, come in and learn something new.
Creative Arts building
The heart of what the state fair is all about, canned goods, baked goods and handcrafted items from all over the state. We love to come through this building each year and look at what awesome things people can cook, back, can, sew, paint, carve, etc. Fun for all ages!
Cosater's Beer Garden
Best place to rest tired legs, grab a cold beer and watch the country kids meet the city kids as they walk into the melting pot we call the Mid Way. The best corner to people watch, get yourself an old tilt-a-whirl seat in the shade, and let life at the fair entertain you.