Originally published Sep. 5, 2012
Sadly, the Minnesota State Fair has once again come to a close. Now begins the wait until next year. I have a legitimate reason to enter the fairgrounds the day after the fair closes, so was able to grab a few shots of the post party clean-up.
Then again, there is always the Renaissance Festival which runs through September…
Originally published Aug. 25, 2012
Finally, it is State Fair time again! Many Minnesotans have been waiting 365 days for this. How many you say? The last few years have averaged around 1.7 million visitors. Our state has a population count of around 5.3 million, so I’d say almost one-third of our state attends the fair.
I’m trying to eat lean until then, kind of like going on a diet before Thanksgiving.
This way, I will not feel guilty about the eating world’s best cheese curds, bacon ice cream (hoping I run into Jim Gaffigan there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4), deep-fried candy bars or Twinkies,
foot long corn dogs, cotton candy, fudge puppies (waffles dipped in chocolate then sprayed down with a can of whipped cream) and the borderline mandatory stop at the all-you-can-drink milk stand – to cleanse yourself, of course, (you feel so good being there with all the unhealthy food choices around, it’s like going to church at the fair) all in one day!
I have been doing fair photography for 14 years now. I started with black and white film but have been all digital since 2005. I can’t wait to see what I come up with this year.
If you are nearby, I hope you will come too and enjoy the “Great Minnesota Get Together.”
See you at the fair!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.