minnesota state fair ~ 2013

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the heady, nostalgic scent of fair food several blocks before you reach the grounds… hours of walking… dirty flip-flop feet… endless crowds of people in all sorts of different moods… that first crunchy bite of a classic pronto pup painted with sweet ketchup and tangy mustard… cold, frosty beer… the midway’s salty, greasy french fries, delighted screams, loud music and colorful rides tipping, dipping and twirling… cinnamon & sugar dusted mini donuts so hot you can barely hold on to the  wax paper bag… people watching (and them giving me funny looks when they realize I got them in my photo… hee hee) Andrew Zimmern recommended gyros with a glass of cold white wine… baby animals… the fickle sun peeking out from behind the cloud cover…gossamer cones of cotton candy and deep-fried snickers bars…

all scenes from the minnesota state fair, 2013

what is the state fair like where you live?

XO,

~Melissa

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  4 comments for “minnesota state fair ~ 2013

  1. Annie
    September 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’m coming to Minnesota for yours next year! Holy smokes!

    I won’t say where I hail from, as our state fair is an embarrassment compared to this, sadly. Glad you had fun! Looks like a great time!

    • Melissa
      September 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Hello, Annie! Definitely come and visit our “Great Minnesota Get-Together” some time! XO 😉

  2. Sheryl
    September 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

    The state fair here is lousy! That is one of the things I really miss about the end of Summer in Minnesota. We went one year and it was nothing more than a midwest county fair. We were ready to go after only a couple of hours. Not nearly as many things to look at and the grounds are small.

    • Melissa
      September 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Sheryl! Sorry to hear that! We really do have a great fair here. Like you said, SO much to see and do… and EAT 😉 hee hee… XOXO and thanks for stopping by, Sweet Girl!

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