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.
4 things that make me happy at the State Fair by Kathrine Murphy
fish tacos in the food building
the best thing I have ever eaten!
back packs, tote bags, stickers, water, yard sticks.... who doesn't love something free?
live music at Famous Dave's
nice place to sit in the shade, enjoying ribs & a beer.
Fair Fun by Kathy
Creative Activities Building
Love to see the blue ribbon jams, pies, and quilts!
Reminds me of MNs past as family farm country.
A family tradition!
Sweet Martha's Cookies
If you've never had them, you don't know what you're missing!
It's not the State Fair Without Kathy's favorites! by Kathy
Not a corn dog, but a Pronto Pup from one of the yellow and brown stands!
Deep Fried Pickles
With ranch dipping sauce, need I say more!
Breakfast Bagel and Cream Cheese
From the bagel stand by the midway - our must have first thing in the morning to start our day!
At the Turkey stand by the barns...yum, yum, yum.