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We do this every year! by Kathy
Category: Family Fun
Walk the Midway
Walking through the midway in the morning before all the other buildings open. It's clean, quiet and fun to hear my mom's stories about the carnival trains pulling in years ago.
Great Search for Our Brick
You would think we would remember, but it always takes us forever to find our family's brick outside the Grandstand! "I think it's over here....."
Shop at the Bazaar
We have to stroll through THE shopping hub at the fair to find all the things we just have to have!
Pictures in the Arcade Photo Booths
Find a booth that works, check out hair, squeeze into the booth and Smile! The best memories of the Fair captured in black and white. We'll miss you Jenny.
The State Fair; It's Not Just for the Food by Kathy Fischer
The Sights, Sounds, Smells
The State Fair marks a place in time for me - a transition from the heat of August to the cool, crisp days of fall. The sounds of kids laughing; the Mighty Midway screams among the blaring music from the rides; the parades; and the occasional tree toad singing out from the great trees that line the streets, are some of the sounds I look forward to every year. And who doesn't enjoy the smells of fried onions and hot dogs, chocolate chip cookies and hamburgers permeating the air as one makes their way throughout the streets. And lastly, the great anticipation for the next Minnesota State Fair to return once again when summer fades into autumn.
Where else in one building can one find such a vast array of information - from where to attend college to information on your health!
Corn at the Corn Roast - Hot & Buttered!
The greatest treat at the fair - don't have to schuck it, cook it, salt or butter it - and when you have "mowed" down the last row, it's also recyclable!!
This is a must have, always great - with mustard or ketchup!
Some of My Best Memories by Kathy Kuehn
My dad always entered the stained glass competition every year and came away with many blue ribbons. Once I learned the craft, I began to enter and was thrilled to win my first blue ribbon!
When I was a kid my girlfriend lived about 3 blocks from the fair. Every year I would stay with her during fair week. At night we could hear the grandstand shows through her window. I still remember hearing the Supremes concert back in the 1960's!
Many great memories of the Royal American Shows of the past, the double ferris wheel rides at night, winning huge stuffed animals, and introducing my kids to the midway and arcade games when they were young!
Needless to say, the food choices get better and better every year. In fact, this year my son is working for a new vendor who will be selling hot apple dumplings! YUM.
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!!!