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Old September 5th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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The Minnesota State Fair

I haven't been to the "Great Minnesota Get-Together" in a few years, so a friend and I decided the weather was too perfect not to go.

The Minnesota State Fair is located in the suburb of Falcon Heights, which sits just north of St. Paul city limits and is almost exactly halfway between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. In terms of daily attendance, The state fair is the largest fair or festival in all of North America (although the Texas State Fair wins by annual attendance because it runs twice as long). As this would suggest, the crowds are big, and the streets are jammed cheek-by-jowl with Minnesotans seeking the ever-coveted new fried foods of the year—on a stick—of course.

I wasn't able to cover the entire fairgrounds since it's almost a small city unto itself, and my friend had other priorities (the food building). I apologize to anyone hoping to get a glimpse of Machinery Hill, the livestock buildings, or the Midway. Maybe next time.

The Minnesota State Fair
September 4, 2011
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Old September 5th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Amazing, very nice photos from this place, Jenni
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Interesting photos of a well-attended fair! Thanks for sharing.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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wow!, nice and interesting shots.
Our fair here opened earlier (Aug.20) and would be closing on same day as yours.(Sept 5)
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I enjoyed the tour! On the same day you went there, I went to our CNE exhibition! Was fun seeing a different version!
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Nice photos....nice to see the fair was well attended.
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Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.
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