25 Delicious Things I Saw (and Sometimes Ate) at the Minnesota State Fair

25 Delicious Things I Saw (and Sometimes Ate) at the Minnesota State Fair

Ariel Knutson
Sep 4, 2013

I love the Minnesota State Fair. I get this kind of childlike giddiness when I think about it: the animal barns, the concerts, the people-watching, and of course the crazy yet somehow delicious fried food served on a stick. This year when I went home to fulfill my annual fair destiny, I went with a large group and we tried everything and anything that crossed our path.

An incredible 236,197 people showed up for the fair on Sunday due to the cool weather — a Sunday attendance record. Although the lines were longer than normal (I waited almost an hour for Sweet Martha's cookies), it was worth the struggle.

Within 10 minutes of getting to the fair I had already downed an entire thing of cheese curds. Yes, some might say it's gluttonous, but then these fried bundles of joy are reason alone to visit the fair.

Arguably the best thing I had that day was the fried green tomatoes. We scarfed these sweet/salty gems down and then ordered seconds immediately.

Did you visit your state fair this year? Eat anything crazy or incredible (ideally both)?

(Images: James Herron)

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