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.
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.
Kathleen's Fair Four by Kathleen
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.
A State Fair Four, for your fun! by kath Fuder
Horse shows at the Coliseum
New things to explore
Lots of fun free stuff and it is a learning experience