Watching the flag go up at the Bandshell
The heartfelt music of the high school marching bands
Watching itty-bitty little people perform like pros
Corn Roast Dancers
The fireworks go off and the dancing begins at the Corn Roast
TASTY 2 by Malia
Classic Walleye Roll
Fresh walleye, served chilled "New England-style" with Minnesota wild rice and minced celery. Dusted with Giggles Campfire Grill special spice blend and served on a butter-toasted brioche bun. Find it at Giggles Campfire Grill located on Cooper St. and Lee Ave. in The North Woods.
Cranberry infused cream cheese wrapped in a crisp, flaky wonton shell and drizzled with chocolate sauce. (Available Aug. 23-26 only.) Find them at Phams Deli in Taste of Midtown Global Market located in the International Bazaar.
Freshly cut french fries topped with piping hot gravy and squeaky white cheddar cheese curds. Find it at Duke's Poutine (new vendor) located on Judson Ave. next to the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Booth.
Spaghetti Eddie's Super Stick
A stick of pepperoni and cheese dipped in a garlic batter mix, deep fried and served with marinara and hot BBQ dipping sauces. Find it at Spaghetti Eddie's located at Dan Patch Ave. and Cooper St.
TASTY by Malia
serial killer ice cream
Soft ice cream that tastes just like the milk left at the bottom of your breakfast cereal bowl. Featuring two flavors one sweet and chocolatey and one honey and nutty. Its served in a bowl with a little milk creeping up the sides and topped with dry cereal. Two fruit toppings available: banana caramel and strawberry balsamic. Find it at Blue Moon Dine-In Theater located on the corner of Chambers St. and Carnes Ave.
Hamburger, American cheese, pickles and a secret sauce wrapped up in fresh-baked pizza dough and served with pickles and dipping sauce. Find them at Green Mill located west of the Family Fair Stage in Baldwin Park.
Chicken Nachos On-a-Stick
Skewered chicken breast with corn chips, nacho cheese, pico de gallo and jalapenos. Find them at Tejas located in The Garden on the corner of Dan Patch Ave. and Underwood St.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Puppies
Crushed peanut butter cups baked in the middle of a Fudge Puppy that is dipped in chocolate, layered with whipped cream and a custom-made peanut sauce. Find them at Grannys Kitchen Fudge Puppies located on the outside west wall of the Food Building.
Taking in the Fair for over 35 years by Barb
The Draft Horse Hitches
Besides all the great food, we come for the evening horse show and to watch the beautiful draft horses parading from the barns to the show ring.
The Food Building
We visit the Food Building often, eating something different every time.
We go to the fair for two days. One to scope out all the wonderful things for sale, and day two, to buy some things for us, and always something for each of our family. It's like Christmas when we get together with the kids and grandkids after the fair!
The Coupon Book
We map out our day using the coupon book as a guide to what we want to eat and buy. It's like a great big treasure hunt!