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07 September 2010 @ 08:12 pm
Our state fair is the BEST state fair  


Every year, I go to the Fair with1crowdedhour, because she is the most entertaining company one can have there. This year we were joined by jenna_thorn, agreeing that Friday would be the day. It dawned cold and overcast, so I was a little worried we might be miserable, especially with our guest Texan, but the day turned out to be just fine.

jenna_thorn and I ended up driving, and we got there early enough that we were able to park right up against the Fair bus parking. We walked through the not-yet-crowded streets to the judging arena where we met 1crowdedhour and the llovely llamas. As per usual, the program was completely fraudulent, llama costuming had taken place on Wednesday, not as promised 8:30 on Friday morning. On the other hand, there was this fella.

Minnesota State Fair,2010

I'm sorry, it's the best picture I have of that little darling, as I was undercaffeinated. Severely.

We flirted with the llamas in the barn

Minnesota State Fair,2010

We found another baby

Minnesota State Fair,2010

Then, I had a sit-down with the pigs.

Minnesota State Fair,2010

jenna_thorn discovered cheese curds

Minnesota State Fair,2010

Blessedly we acquired coffee. Then, we went to the Crafts building. Lots of gorgeous stuff, I couldn't help but grin when I saw this Julia Pretl pattern

Minnesota State Fair,2010

and my much loved yak

Minnesota State Fair,2010

I'm not sure why our crop art is so political, but much of it was thought provoking and well executed, this whimsical 3D piece really made me smile.

Minnesota State Fair,2010

For the cowboy story, see here, she tells it better than I would. Even though NOW, I know what he'd look like if it was warm out. Dagnabbit.
 
 
 
Alexfandraalexfandra on September 8th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I so enjoy fair photos, it brings back such wonderful memories. Did you eat any killer deep-fried carmelized bacon?
beadslutbeadslut on September 10th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't. I was so enthralled with the company and the surroundings that I was pretty much "bzuh?" for the whole day.

We did do the chocolate dipped bacon, though.
OneCrowdedHour1crowdedhour on September 10th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
So glad you had as much fun as I did. For photos taken by a fellow enthusiast, check out beyondthestick.com. She's one of us.
beadslutbeadslut on September 10th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
*squeal*

Lovely pics.