Friday, September 5, 2008

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

The Minnesota State Fair is a big deal around here. Interesting fact: Our fair has the highest daily attendance of any in the U.S.!

The food theme is "on a stick". The majority of food items are served on a stick. Alligator on a stick. Deep-fried candy bars on a stick. Calzones on a stick. You get the idea.

And every year, there are new, crazy food combinations. This year's "big deal"? Pig Lickers (chocolate-covered bacon). My motto used to be, "Everything's better with chocolate", but I'm going to have to rethink that now. No, I did not try the Pig Lickers. I'd rather spend my money on cheese curds and mini donuts, thank you anyway.

And...some pictures. I'd like to point out the blue rubber rain boots Sammy is clutching in the final picture. He absolutely insisted on wearing those boots, and would not be dissuaded, even by dangling his Elmo sneakers in front of his face.

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Mommy Vern said...

This sounds like so much fun! We don't have any fairs around the beach that I know of, but there are plenty back home.

I keep hearing about deep fried candy bars, are they any good?

Becky said...

Actually, the deep fried candy bars are better than they sound. It initially didn't appeal to me, but I split one with a couple of people, and it wasn't bad, although very rich.

I found out later those things have 1,300 calories apiece. Ugh.