Monday, September 12, 2011

{wanderlust} minnesota state fair



As promised, here are some snapshots from the Minnesota State Fair. We cooed at baby animals, watched busts being carved of butter, attended a lumberjack show, and ate more fried foods than I ever thought possible (many of them on a stick). I also asserted my skee ball dominance, winning a stuffed animal at the midway.  In other words, it was the perfect day.











 


From Top: 
Tom Thumb Mini-Donuts/Grandstand/Mom's First (of 3) Sno-cones/Pork Chops on a Stick/Funnel Cake/Swine Barn/Dairy Barn Malt/Horse Barn/Footlong Hotdog/Baby Lamb/Lumberjack Competition/Swings

6 comments:

Serenity said...

Sounds like great fun! Reminds me of Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition (the CNE). Fried foods galore, including fried mars bars and even fried cola.
Love your pictures, particularly the swings.

Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} said...

Reading this post and looking at you pictures makes me happy and sad at the same time! I live in NE now for work and wasn't able to come back to the fair this year, but it's my absolute favorite event of the year! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Ellen said...

I could smell the air in your photos. All things fried and dipped.. That sweet photo of the little lamb sleeping was just too sweet.

Rachel said...

Serenity: Fried foods galore indeed. I've never tried fried cola though!

Jess: The fair is the best! I try to get back every year

Ellen: Thanks! I told my family I want a baby lamb for my birthday...

Sabrina said...

Are you originally from MN? I love going to the MN state fair!! I missed it this year, especially all the yummy food!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've really enjoyed looking through yours! :)

Rachel said...

Hi Sabrina,
Yes I grew up in Hopkins, but went to DC for college and have been on the East Coast ever since. Love going back several times a year though (especially in the summer!)