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Roundup: Minnesota State Fair 2010

September 7, 2010

This post isn’t about healthy food; rather it’s about the decadent delights we ate the Minnesota State Fair 2010. We should all make a point of treating ourselves every once and a while!  State Fair food detox is now in order, but first let’s take a peek at the fun we had.

For the past few years, my husband and I have been going twice a year.  Once with the kids and in-laws, and once by ourselves.  Usually there’s some sort of overindulgence of food, but who can blame us when there’s so much to choose from? An embarrassment of riches, really. Here are some photos from my husband’s and my trip, from dusk to night.

Let’s start off with my husband who for 2 college summers worked on the Carnival Midway.  He’s got a bunch of stories that will make you laugh and cringe at the same time. His look says it all:   “Get me outta the Midway”.

Get me outta here

Look – Prince came back home to Minnesota for the Fair!


OMG it's Prince!

We made it through the Midway unscathed. First food:  Carmel apples in a dish, topped with peanuts.  It’s genius despite its simplicity. And we had a coupon for this from the Blue Ribbon Bargain Book.  If you go to a local fair, check ahead of time for discounts!

Carmel Apple

Carmel Apple

We didn’t partake in Sweet Martha’s Cookies on our 2nd Fair trip, but wow – they are gooood….

Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar at Dusk

Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar at Dusk

Yes, they do have beans at the Minnesota State Fair and I found them and ate them! Falafel from Falafel King the 1st fair trip, and Chick Pea and Potato Roti from Harry Singh’s Carribean Restaurant on our 2nd trip.  This Roti was basically a chickpea wrap with a seasoning that gave it a little heat. Pretty decent and tasty. My darling husband focused on me instead of the wrap, so use your imagination!

Chickpea and Potato Roti

Me and my chickpeas at the Fair

Then we went on the Giant Slide, heading down on burlap sacks (Whee!  Urp…)

Giant Slide

Giant Slide

Off to see the crop art (art made with grains, seeds and beans)

Blue Ribbon Crop Art

Blue Ribbon Crop Art

Feeling peckish again, so we made a stop at the Deep Fried Pickles stand (I don’t like pickles, except when they’re deep fried.  I wonder why…)

Deep Fried Pickles

Deep Fried Pickles

And to steal a line from The Daily Show:  “And now your moment of Zen…” A video from a quiet corner of the Fair, observing a ride I would never go on.

We had a great time and ate WAY too much. What’s your favorite fair  or festival food?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2010 3:11 pm

    Decadent? Yes. Delights? Only the cotton candy. Come see my carnival picture!

    • September 8, 2010 4:25 pm

      Hi Sandra – thanks for stopping by! Cotton candy fluffy sugar clouds – good pick. GREAT carnival picture too!

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