Last Friday, Studio MPLS traded our packed lunches and desk jobs for a day filled with fried foods, whac-a-mole, and farm animals at “The Great Minnesota Get-Together.” The Minnesota State Fair–which runs for twelve days prior to and including Labor Day–is the largest fair in the country in terms of average daily attendance. The single-day attendance record was set in 2010, with over 235,000 people attending on a Saturday.
Some highlights from this year’s visit included: Ross’ undefeated, championship run in Whac-a-Mole, the crop art exhibit, and collectively consuming the following: corn fritters, cheese curds, fish tacos, cubana sandwiches, corn dogs, fried pickles, pickles-on-a-stick, MN craft beer flights, bacon ice cream, lefse, beef jerky, mini-donuts, and apple cider pops over the course of five hours.
If you haven’t yet, make plans to go to the fair immediately. It will be worth every second and penny. If you have already attended this year, go again.