The Minnesota State Fair

I don’t know how the Minnesota State Fair compares to other state fairs.  I don’t even know what other states have state fairs.  I only ever needed the one I guess.  Here are some of the things that, for good or bad, make it such a spectacle and an experience.

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In a place known for cheese curds, deep fried candy bars, alligator on a stick, etc.. I ate a chicken wrap and drank water.  And a sandwich from the deli on the way to the fair.  I guess.. I’m here to observe, not partake.

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That car automatically wins every race.

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Three young ladies were, I’m assuming, babysitting a small group of kids.  I have never seen this before.

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Please don’t call them.. But they were nice.

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Randomly a marching band followed by a cow-idol.  Parades, why not.

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Long green beans, why not.

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Farms made of cans, why not.

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Thanks Gander Mountain.  Andrew wore his free cardboard bird hat for about ten minutes before throwing it away.

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Group karaoke?  Why… not… no.

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So.. I didn’t manage to get this guy in focus.  But now that doesn’t matter.  Ta-dah.

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Most of these kids launched off the ramps and just jumped off their boards.  Oh well, not like I’m going to try to show anyone how it’s done.

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Is this cool?..

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Really doesn’t seem like much that you can’t see here.

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Jack Sparrow was hanging around the haunted house.

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World famous.

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Only a little cup.  Not trying to die here.

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Oh my god.  I just uploaded these onto the page and realized I have two shots of this Skyflyer thing… But I’m too OCD to just delete one because.. the pictures are numbered!!  and now you know.   DAMN!

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Jerry Springer hanging out at the fair.. Some people cared.

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Somehow I’ve still never been on this thing??

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I did 19 pullups at the army reserve booth but could only manage 14 later at the marines booth.. and I was training for the marines one!!  I just couldn’t find it..

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No thanks.

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Yes, there’s art at the fair as well.  I think most people go just to get out of the sun.  Of the pic: very Donnie Darko.

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Go figure, these are the only two that caught my attention.

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A good haul I guess.

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I didn’t even use this exit.  But I did leave in the late afternoon.. Only to go back a few hours later.  Coming up.. night shots.

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