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St. Paul, Minnesota
August 15, 2002
For more info, go to www.mnstatefair.org.
From journal Autumn in Minnesota
April 19, 2002
Here it is the Minnesota State Fair! Our greatest "get together" for 8 straight days. It starts at the end of August and runs through Labor Day. Housed on the State Fair grounds in St. Paul. You cannot miss it, just follow the line of cars on any major highway, freeway or side street leading to Snelling Ave. and Larpentur.
The fair encompasses acres and acres of land, from Machinery Hill, with every John Deere tractor to new fangled farm equipment, to the "Midway" with every gut wrenching, heart pounding ride imaginable. In between you will find fried alligator, (not on a stick), corn dogs on a stick, spot remover and every imaginable gadget, gimmick and thing-a-ma-jig. Live stock barns with thousands of 4-H delights, like the largest sow in Minnesota, to homemade apple pie.
International Square hosts food, clothes and kitschy items from all over the world. Heritage Square is a down-home food and object bazaar. Harmonic and washboard bands will delight you as you chomp on a 3 pound BBQ'd turkey leg.
While this may sound spread out and easily navigatable, there are typically 100,000's people who enter the gates daily. Be prepared to get lost, run over by a stroller, or to tired to walk a step further, until you see the "deep-fried carmeled apple covered with chocolate and almonds stand. For that I would walk a mile.
Look for coupon books and daily specials throughout the fair. Bring good walking shoes, an ACE inhibitor and a healthy appetite.
From journal The Little Apple
Los Angeles, California
August 12, 2000
From journal The Best of Minneapolis