Overall, we had a good visit. One nice thing about going on a hot day is that there were no lines for anything at all. The people watching was still excellent though. I saw a couple odd contraptions for hauling children around the fair, one was a homemade covered wagon being pulled by a couple guys. I should have taken a picture of it. It was strange.
I started off with a pronto pup. Traditional fare to start for me.
I picked up some macaroons from the Salty Tart to snack on the next day. I am pleased to report they are great as always. I love to get salt water taffy to snack on after the fair as well.
There are a bunch of things we forgot to try. The Minne-apple pie for starters. I would have also liked to try some items form the new Mancini's booth. Wish we had time to go back! But we ran out of time and energy. The hot weather really tired me out and made me lose my appetite. I hope all of you have better weather for the fair than we did!
Deals & Discounts: I recommend buying your fair admission tickets in advance at Cub Foods and other local outlets. This year we saved $3 per ticket by buying admission tickets ahead of time. I also bought the Blue Ribbon Bargain book for $4 at Cub; it costs $5 if you buy it at the fair.
Last year's State Fair post is here:
Minnesota State Fair
Located at 1265 North Snelling Ave. N. in St. Paul, MN
2013 dates: August 22 - September 2