Friday, September 2, 2011

Minnesota State Fair!

Got back from the fair today. Will be home two days, then back again on Sunday.  I have been asked many times, "What do you do at the fair all those days?"

Here's a general run done of the day:

My day starts out at the Farmers Union for coffee.  I enjoy sitting, watching people go by, having a biscotti, while I look over the daily schedule to see what I might like to do.  If I am there later in the morning, the music will have started, so I can listen to that also. They had an awesome band last weekend. Think they were called the "Music Mountain Men".
After coffee, I usually take a stroll.  Just like the coupons in the coupon books are in zones, I also like to cover the fair in zones. So depending on what music I want to listen to or food I want to eat, that is where I go.  I usually end up in Heritage Square for the 11:45 show.
The rest of the day is spent in much the same way.  Strolling through the fair, listening to music, trying new foods, speaking with old (and newly made) friends.

A few of the highlights so far:
Winning the dance contest during the pre  show warm up for Twin Cities Live!  I won a Tshirt and a twenty dollar gift card!  I beat out two younger guys!

The Midtown Men show at the Leine stage last night was one of the best shows I have ever seen. When the guys were singing, it felt like they were peering straight into my heart!

The group Rubber Soul who was at the International Bazaar stage. They did Beatles music.

Late night Reubens from O"Gara's are the best!  It is nice to have something besides deep fried foods. They also have music going until 10:30 pm.

If you have only a short period of time, don't forget to check out the trampoline act.  Never thought those stunts could be done!

Saving the best for last-don't forget the baking and cooking demos at the Saint Agnes Kitchen in  creative activities building.  Four demos a day. Lots of great info!

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