Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

The above appeared on the Fair's Instagram account today.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

State Fair Grounds 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Noel and I headed over to an antique show at the Grandstand on the State Fair grounds. The show was inside the Grandstand (lower level under all the bleachers). Flea marked was held on the outdoor main level where there are usually chairs set up. It was fun to clomp around the bleachers with no one there. The views from the top were spectacular. 



Found this cool Steve Austin/6 Million Dollar Man doll from the 70s at the flea market. I never owned one as a kid but I do remember the advertisements for it and I loved the television show. The bionic eye is pretty cool. And no, I didn't by it. 


State Fair Grounds 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Beautiful views of the Minnesota State Fair grounds taken from the back/top row of the Grandstand bleachers.

State Fair Grounds 2016

October 1, 2016





Flea Market at the Minnesota State Fair grounds. Photos taken from the Grandstand bleachers. Flea market is on the main level where seats are usually set up.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sate Fair 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

I only made it to the fair once this year as compared to multiple trips each of the past few years. Regardless, all the magic was there and Dale and I both commented at the end that it was one of our best visits ever. 

State Fair 2016 - Dale

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dale takes in the awesomeness that is the Minnesota State Fair.

State Fair 2016 - Pronto Pup: 70th Year!

Friday, September 2, 2016




First food stop was for a Pronto Pup. It's in it's 70th year at the fair.

State Fair 2016 - Ice Fishing Houses

Friday, September 2, 2016


Dale and I checked out the ice fishing houses on display at the Minnesota State Fair. They were basically little mobile homes with some of them not so little! I'd like to get one for our back yard and set it up as a tiki bar.

State Fair 2016 - Ice Fishing Houses

Friday, September 2, 2016


Probably the only time I'll be able to say I was in an ice-fishing house. Only at the State Fair.

State Fair 2016 - Mini Donuts

Friday, September 2, 2016

Planned to get some this on the walk back to the car but found I was too stuffed. Guess it's the thought that counts. One of my favorites going WAY back.

State Fair 2016 - DFL Booth

Friday, September 2, 2016



Posing with the rich and famous.

State Fair 2016 - Pizza

Friday, September 2, 2016

This was great. Old school and awesome.

State Fair 2016 - Skyride

Friday, September 2, 2016

One of these days I'm gonna ride this thing.

State Fair 2016 - Fairchild's 50th

Friday, September 2, 2016



Fairchild is the gopher mascot  for the Minnesota State Fair. I didn't realize we were the same age.

State Fair 2016 - Lady's Slipper

Friday, September 2, 2016


Display of the Minnesota state flower, the Lady's Slipper.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

State Fair 2016 - Blue Moon Dine-In Theater

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dale and I stopped at the Blue Moon Dine-In Theater just before heading to the Midway for Garrison Keillor's The Minnesota Show. Dale needed a bit more dinner so he got a brat. I however was ready for dessert and got the chilled bread pudding which I got last year as well. Very yummy although very rich and I actually couldn't finish the whole thing. That NEVER happens. The movie being shown was The Great Escape which I've never seen. It would've been fun to watch a little more but time was of the essence we were within a half hour of the performance. Thankfully Blue Moon is right next to the Midway.

Friday, September 9, 2016

State Fair 2016 - Views from the Grandstand

Friday, September 2, 2016


We've always sat on the main level for the shows we've seen at the Grandstand. It was nice sitting up higher as it offered the ability to see beyond the stage and some of the activity going on at the fair.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

State Fair 2016 - The Minnesota Show with Garrison Keillor

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Minnesota Show with Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand was a blast despite having to tell a young couple in front of us to please be quiet. Except I wasn't quite Minnesota nice enough to say please.