Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"What's on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair?"

Ever since I was a young lad, I've enjoyed my time at the Minnesota State Fair. This year was no exception. Best of all the weather was cool and much more bearable than most years.

Over the years, the Minnesota State Fair has had some changes in both attractions and venues offered fair visitors. The first fair was a territorial fair first held in 1859. It wasn't until the late 1880's that the Fair acquired a permanent site on 212 acres north of St. Paul.

The character of early fairs was dominated by agricultural exhibits and competitions, reflecting its original purpose of encouraging farming in the state. While agriculture is still the primary focus, the scope of activities has broadened to include large-scale entertainment features, technological and industrial exhibits and scores of education and government institutions.

While food has always been a focus at the fair, a recent trend is one of finding food that one can place "on a stick." Here I've documented a few of these. My favorite and most Minnesotean is the Norwegian hot dish on a stick!!!!

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