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.
Kate's Free Entertainment Picks by KJones
If you sit around in Carousel Park you can hear the show really well - and for FREE! I've heard a ton of bands this way..
This will help you enjoy the wide variety of people/hairstyles/fashion choices that the Fair has to offer. Some are a quite 'different' than you might expect. :)
Daily Parade - 2 p.m.
The daily parade is a good chance to sit down and relax for a few minutes. Everyone crowds around the parade route, so if you want a curb spot - get there a few minutes early!
Northwoods Lumberjack Show
This show is nearly the same every year, but for some reason I still love to watch. The competition is fun, and sometimes the guys aren't bad to look at either. ;)
Just One?!? by Jill Mulwee
Not to be confused with the corn dog. I might as well get the footlong size each time. I MIGHT go back fewer times. :-)
It's not just for breakfast!
Sweet Martha's Cookies and AYCD Milk
The best combo at the fair! Buy a bucket of cookies, find a spot close to the All You Can Drink Milk and take turns getting refills for one another. WARNING! Don't fill up at the beginning of the day...truly a task for the end of the day.
We've learned the hard way...don't ravage a basket of these golden pieces of heaven first thing. A good base of about a foot long and a breakfast hot dogs are a must!
Jules' Jewels of the Fair! by Julie Tholen
Hamline Church Dining Hall
Great food, you get to sit down!!!
Schell's Stand in Heritage Square
ice cold delicious beer, need I say more?
Arts & Crafts Building
I love looking at all the quilts
I can't believe our kids are so creative, talented and focused!!