It happened. Yes, it did. The family
spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair!
What was the most fun?
It wasn't about the food . . . . . .
Pronto Pup corn dogs have been served at the fair every
year since 1947. Tradition is a beautiful thing.
Okay, maybe it was about the food a little bit . . . . .
It wasn't about the rides . . . . . . .
. . . . . well, maybe it was about
the rides a little bit . . . .
It wasn't about the farm animals . . . . . .
. . . although, they were amazing:
From the back this chicken looks like a bunny:
And, from the front, she looks like a poodle!
We tossed this handsome fellow some
corn and he looked at it suspiciously.
Darn, we came on the wrong day. Wish
we could be there Friday morning!
The Butterfly House was enchanting.
And, at last, we found our way to the Fine Arts Exhibits.
A welded Spider Chair
Contemporary 'sculpture' - looks like
a key suspended in honey to me.
A hand blown glass skate board
Bet you can't tell me what this is:
A contemporary ash tray!
(Yeah, I couldn't tell, either.)
There were other one-of-a-kind creations that stumped us:
created by Jean Hawton of Redwood Falls, MN.
(In a glass case because it was too delicate to touch.)
Emily Taylor's framed original painting won the competition
for the official 2014 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative
Poster. The photo really does not do it justice.
So, what WAS the highlight of the fair?
Why, the Funnel Cakes, of course!