32 Reasons Minnesota Has The Greatest State Fair In The Country

Don’t cha know it’s the great Minnesota get together!

1. Farmer’s daughters carved in butter

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2. The Skyride

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3. The giant slide

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4. The gopher mascot

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5. Cheese Curds

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6. Space Tower

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7. Deep fried everything

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No seriously…

Chicken fried bacon

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Mashed potatoes

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8. The Haunted House

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9. All you can drink milk

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10. The Mighty Midway

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11. Tom Thumb Donuts

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And seeing how they’re made.

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12. Pronto Pups

This is not a corn dog!

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13. Machinery Hill

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14. Every kind of food you can imagine on a stick.

Pork chop on a stick

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Deep fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on a stick

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Bacon on a stick

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Scotch Egg on a Stick

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Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick

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Fried veggies on a stick

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Hot dish on a stick

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15. Blue ribbon competitions for EVERYTHING!

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16. Lumberjack challenges

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17. Awards like these:

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18. Sweet Martha’s

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19. Ye Old Mill

The most badass ride ever.

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20. Visiting local radio booths to see what the personalities really look like.

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KDWB’s Dave Ryan!

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21. The Butterfly House

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23. Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Christine Reitsma was crowned the 59th Princess Kay in 2012 and will serve as a goodwill ambassador for the dairy industry and Minnesota’s dairy farmers.

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24. The Grand Stand

The home of the fairs many epic concerts, demolition derbies, beauty pageants, talent shows, horse races, and political stump speeches over the last hundred years.

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25. The Miracle of Birth Center

Seriously, you can watch animals give birth.

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26. Summit Beer on a stick!

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27. “Blue Ribbon Baker” Marjorie Johnson

Fun fact: Marjorie often appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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28. The sling shot

Photo by Joel Sartore/joelsartore.com
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29. Getting be on the local news!

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30. Visting Heritage Square

You doesn’t want to take a trip down memory lane?

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31. The animals

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32. People watching

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Yup, the Minnesota State Fair is the best.

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