So cool and refreshing! I've tried to make these at home but they are just not the same without the Karaoke in the background!
We always say we're gonna share and then we wind up buying an order for each of us. We all regret it for about an hour cuz we're too full... but boy are they worth it!
Corn on the cob
Gotta remember to take some dental floss with me this year!
Sky glider ride
My husband and I take this ride every year. It cools us off, gets us off our feet, it's relaxing and we can still people watch. My absolute Fair Favorite!
Tif's Top Four Fair Finds by Tiffany Struif
The Agriculture Building
From dozens of new and neat honey flavors, wine ice cream and the best apple cider in town!
Foot Longs and Pronto Pups
All the fair food is great, but nothing can top the classic pronto pup and foot long hotdogs.
You can get them all over, but the best iced mochas are from a small stand just outside heritage square.
Spending my 30th birthday at the Fair
This year I'm marking my 30th year by spending a day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!
best kept secrets at the fair by Lisa De Krey
Breakfasts at the Salem Lutheran Church stand. Mom always said "start your day with a good breakfast." It's not just good at Salem--it's GREAT! Tucked in the northeast corner of the fair, their mouth watering pancakes are THE BEST in the world. They’re made from scratch recipe will keep you coming back for more. CAUTION: highly addictive
Does FREE fit your budget?
Nothing is free anymore...but it is at the fair. My #1 State Fair Four is the free evening entertainment. I've sang along with Minnesota favorites Tonic Sol-Fa, laughed so hard my belly hurt at Sami Dare--hypnotist extraordinaire, enjoyed big name music artists and cheered on homegrown talent in the annual talent competition.
Get in line and buy the best milk shake at the fair. (pineapple is my favorite!) Enjoy your shake while watching the likeness of a Minnesota dairy princess being carved into an 80 pound block of butter. From National Geographic to state and local news, this attraction captures attention.
The annual milk run is held on a gorgeous Sunday morning on opening weekend of the fair. Residents come out to cheer you on and enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the State Fair. If that's not good enough, your registration gets you a place in the race, a ticket into the fair, a t-shirt, a free milk shake and a variety of other free items.
Kathleen's Fair Four by Kathleen
Sunday Before The Fair Starts
If you compete in baking, this is your day. Get there early, try to be first, but the same 2 ladies always beat me there. Somehow it is always chilly that morning, as we wait outside Creative Activities Building for the door to open. Oooh and aaah at what others have baked, talk about who won what last year. Next few days will be waiting to see if winners are up on website - did I win a ribbon? Excitement building because the FAIR is just a few days away.
Cheese curds -my all-time favorite, but so many other favorites too- diet is out the window for the duration. Corn fritters. Fudge puppy. Roasted corn. Cream puffs. Sweet Martha’s. Milkshakes. French Fries. Minnekabob. By the time I finish my old favorites, it's hard to think to try something new.
The fair after dark is magical- lights of the midway, sounds of music, great people watching - seems like the strangest people come out after dark. Even though it's crowded, it's always a happy crowd.
Which do I like best? Sheep? Goats? Ducks? Chickens? Rabbits? Love the horse shows, especially when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are here.