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

No seriously…

Chicken fried bacon


Mashed potatoes

9. All you can drink milk

11. Tom Thumb Donuts

And seeing how they’re made.

12. Pronto Pups

This is not a corn dog!

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

Pork chop on a stick

Deep fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on a stick

Scotch Egg on a Stick

Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick

Fried veggies on a stick

15. Blue ribbon competitions for EVERYTHING!

16. Lumberjack challenges

17. Awards like these:

18. Sweet Martha’s

19. Ye Old Mill

The most badass ride ever.

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

KDWB’s Dave Ryan!

21. The Butterfly House

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.

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.

25. The Miracle of Birth Center

Seriously, you can watch animals give birth.

26. Summit Beer on a stick!

27. “Blue Ribbon Baker” Marjorie Johnson

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

28. The sling shot

Photo by Joel Sartore/joelsartore.com

29. Getting be on the local news!

30. Visting Heritage Square

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

Yup, the Minnesota State Fair is the best.

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