Is it time for the Fair?

So, it’s about that time of year when we start talking about the Fair, right? I mean the Minnesota State Fair. It’s still snowing, and there is no end in sight. I thought I’d try to lift my, and others’ spirits with memories of the Fair. It’s traditionally the sign that we are nearing the end of the glorious Minnesota Summer. White wines on patios, relaxing weekend camping trips, sleeping with the windows open, and hikes through the State Parks are winding down. We need to mentally prepare ourselves for the long bitter Winter. We accomplish this by stuffing our faces with fried food on sticks, listening to washed up 80’s bands, and admiring livestock as if we actually hold some interest in the variations of Minnesota Swine.

So for the sake of my sanity, which this Winter is slowly eroding, I give you a photo homage to the Fair….

 
The Giant Slide. I was terrified of it as a kid, but it’s quite enjoyable as an adult.
 
A tribute to our wonderful president, constructed entirely with seeds.
 
We went on the busiest day this year.  It was a record, 234,384 people attended the fair that day.
 
Cow love triangle. 
 
Our state’s vegetable bounty. None of which we would eat that day. 
 
View of the Midway from the Space Tower. 
 
Joe’s favorite part. 
 
A new addition to the fair, and yes, adults can do it too. I’m totally in next year. 
 
Spinning swing ride. What’s it called?
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