Coming in as the largest state fair in the U.S. by average daily attendance and second largest state fair in the states by total attendance, this fair is a beast. They have everything you would ever want to taste in Minnesota, and you can eat it all in one day: hotdish on a stick, lefse, Swedish meatballs, fried oreos, fried buckeyes, and even red velvet funnel cakes. They also have skyrides, a huge slide, and roller coasters. I think the pizza tots and walleye cakes were my favorites of the day, but the fair is not for the faint of heart. Last year the fair attracted 1.79 million people.
This was a picture I got from inside the skyride looking out at the whole fair.
The big slide.
A shar pei that was up for adoption.
This is a place where butterflies fly free, and onto people.
Lefse sold at Lynn’s Potato Lefse, where their hats say “Uff Da”, and their shirts read, “I love lefse”.
Swedish meatballs on a stick.
This sheep was bleating HARD.
Literally the best cheese curds I have ever eaten. There are no better…
For all of you Pittsburghers, a hotdish is something that you might have heard called casserole, and this one is on a stick.