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Cathy's Chow at the Fair by Cathy D.
Honey Ice Cream
My gotta-have food every year! Soooo good on a hot day! My favorite is with sunflower seeds. In a cone or a dish, it's de-lish! At the Ag-Hort building on Judaon & Underwood. Follow the promenade walkway on the outside of the building along Judson & look for the Honey exhibit & counter.
Wild Rice/Blueberry pancake breakfast
I start my day at the Fair off right with a good breakfast at the Robbinsdale OES dining hall. REAL Minnesota wild rice or blueberry (the state berry) stack of 'cakes with all the sides. Made to order by friendly folks. Other breakfast selections, lunch & dinner too. Family style indoor seating. Located on Underwood mid-block between Dan Patch & Carnes Ave. Next to Crossroads Chapel & Fan Central.
Mini-cinnamon rolls & Farmers coffee
Cinnie Smith's little rolls are my special treat at the Fair. It's a good walk up to the Pet center area, but it sharpens my appetite. You can smell the yummy aroma a block away. Watch 'em being made & baked in front of your eyes, then enjoy! I can't eat just one. Goes great with a fresh-brewed fair trade coffee from the Farmers Union coffee bar. Then, I rest my feet on the benches & enjoy while listening to folk music. Cinnie Smith's is on Murphy & Underwood across from the Pet center. Farmers Union is on Dan Patch, between Cooper & Cosgrove, about 1.5 blks from the main entrance.
fresh corn on the cob at Corn Roast
What could be more 'summer' than fresh corn on the cob? It's worth waiting in line for a hot buttery ear. Sprinkle with salt & taste the sweetness. One of the best Fair foods ever! Look for the giant ear of corn sign on the corner of Dan Patch & Nelson, across from the Grandstand Plaza.
Gone, but not forgotten by Cathy t.
Loved this simple game. I hear there is a mall in Brainerd that has them.
Enjoyed the local flavor of the show and the contests they had on the fair grounds.
Sure, International Market Square is neat and clean...but there was something about the feel of the old place.
Fine are entry, " Sock of rice" ( might not be the exact name)
Oh my gosh, we still talk about that one. That's all I'm going to say.
A week at the Fair; 4-H livestock exhibitor by Catrina
Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar
You can buy a paper cone overflowing with the best cookies I've ever eaten, or buy a whole bucket full of them to bring home! They hardly lasted a few days when I stayed up there last year.
There's a grocery store!
Yes, considering everything else up at the Minnesota State Fair, there's a grocery store, too! It's in the alley behind the poultry barn, and that is where they make some huge, delicious sub sandwiches! You can also buy an assorted amount of other things, from apples (to escape the fried food lining every street), any type of bottled drink that floats your boat, or to flip-flops in case of a shoe crisis.
It's a must, every year we take a walk through the Cultural Bazaar. Not only do they have amazing food from darn near everywhere, but they also have a lot of other things too; jewelry, clothing, and many sorts of cultural art.
The Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum
Another must, we always walk around the Coliseum, just inside the doors there's a ring of little shops that encircles the Coliseum. Just make sure you remember which doors you came in, you don't want to get mixed up by walking out the wrong door!
Not your average list by chenney
Honey icecream with sunflower seeds covered in honey. Ag building, bee section.
Corn on the Cob
Corn...on the cob, dipped in butter, covered in salt. Not much more to say. Across from the grandstand.
Hot wonderful crepe filled with chocolately hazelnut goodness. I can never remember exactly where the stand is.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green tomatoes, fried and topped with ranch dressing (of course). Outside the food building.