Minnesota State Fair 2016

As Labor Day and the last day of the 2016 Minnesota State Fair comes to a close, I wanted to share a bit of fun from my two visits. I attended once with some friends and once with family. The second time was with family on the record breaking attendance day…you’re welcome, State Fair attendance counters…with more than 260,000 people counted that day.

My favorite new food this year was the breakfast sausage corn dog with maple syrup. It was a great way to start the morning.

Breakfast sausage corndog
Breakfast sausage corndog

We did some animal barns right after that and this first picture seemed so appropriate…like little links getting fattened up and warmed.

New borns keeping warm and being fed.
New borns keeping warm and being fed.

There was literally a parade of horses pulling wagons as we wandered.

Proud team of horses.
Proud team of horses.

Here’s another group that caught our attention in the barns:

The cutest pair of donkeys and their foal
The cutest pair of donkeys and their foal

Here’s a mixture of Pop culture, 2016 history, and politics from the seed art display:

Two of several tributes to Prince.
Two of several tributes to Prince.
Some pop culture / political commentary.
Some pop culture / political commentary.
Politics...I guess it was clear where the seed artists stand in the political fray...
Politics…I guess it was clear where the seed artists stand in the political fray…

We only partook of one ride. The one built in 1915 – Ye Old Mill.

One hundred and one years of fun...
One hundred and one years of fun…

There are lots of free give-aways at the fair…my favorite this year was the Kare11 sunglasses.

Rockin orange Kare11 sunglasses
Rockin orange Kare11 sunglasses

Machinery Hill is cool from above or below…

Machinery Hill from the SkyRide
Machinery Hill from the SkyRide
My favorite tractor...check out that bench seat! I wonder what that name has to do with farming, though?
My favorite tractor…check out that bench seat! I wonder what that name has to do with farming, though?

Crafts and creative activities are always fun…

State Fair in a box!
State Fair in a box!
Lasercut chess set
Lasercut chess set

An appropriate ending to my 2016 State Fair pictures…for those that know what the “ber” months mean.

The 'ber' months are the official start of the Christmas season in the Philippines.
The ‘ber’ months are the official start of the Christmas season in the Philippines.

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