Ye Old Mill
A must. Our first date at 14 years old was at the State Fair. 40 years later we still have to grab a bag of Tom Thumb donuts and head into the musty, coo, dark tunnel of love!
Sort of a new tradition for us (15 years or so!) Slice of pizza, sitting under the ceiling fans, people watching. A good break in the afternoon.
Fine Arts building
A wonderful venue of great, local art. Always hot and muggy. Keep telling ourselves, "oh, just one more gallery" but end up seeing the entire show. If you haven't found this gem, try it out this year!
Really, any of the 'beer gardens' are a good stop. We love sitting close to the doorway, people watching while having a bit to eat, a cool drink--and watching the ejector seat too! Usually late enough at night to see the grandstand fireworks.
Kebo's Cholesterol filled top 4 by Keith Boser
Deep Fried Cheese Curds
Salty, crispy, and quite possibly the world's most perfect food!
The color, the smell, and the taste. Thank heavens for the person who decided to make it a foot long!! For 2 weeks "corn dogs" should be outlawed. :)
Pork Chop on a Stick
I've been buying this seasoning for years. Simply the best!
Bacon on a stick
So is it bad that I have 2-3 of these during day one at the fair?
Katie's Top 4 Best Foods at the State Fair by Katie Stiles
Deep Fried Pickles
Definitely the BEST FOOD OF ALL TIME!!! Got to have it!!
Mouse Cheese Curds
The stand in the food building....by far the best cheese curds :D
They actually make the pretzels right in front of you!! AMAZINGLY GOOD!!! they are between the poultry/sheep barn and the horse barn.
A classic state fair food, but still the best!! can't go wrong!! :D
Katie (hearts) The MN State Fair by Katie
Riding the giant slide with my dad (we race) is a MUST every year. My mom watches from below.
St. Ben's booth in the Education Bldg
Now that I'm an alum, I must hit the booth to find out what free giveaway they have!
Biggest Boar/Biggest Pumpkin
How can you NOT want to see the biggest livestock & produce in the state???
All the food
I don't have just 1 favorite - I like it all!!!