10 days and counting!!!!!
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the Nations largest and most attended State Fairs around. It runs this year August 21st through Labor Day September 1st.
Each Year it averages Aprox. 1.5 to 2 million atttendees. It is some of the best people watching on the planet as ALL walks of life visit this fair each year. This year, 2008 should be no different.
It is is held on a 320 acre permanent fairground located roughly halfway between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis, MN. It is marketed as "The Great Minnesota Get Together". It is indeed one of the largest state fairs in the United States. It is one of the most popular such events in the country. It boasts six stages of live entertainment, more than 700 free live performances, 1,300 commercial exhibits, and 300 food booths.
One of the best things about the fair is obviously the food. My family goes to the fair about 2 out of every 3 ears. We each have our own list of "must have" food items. Many of which are Minni donoughts, Sweet Martha's Chocolate chip cookies, Pronto Pups, Dino's Gyros, Corn roast sweet corn on the cob, etc. etc. etc. The list goes on.
I find it very interesting that just about everything comes on a stick of some sorts now days. At the Minnesota State Fair this year there will be approximately 59 differents foods on a stick. see youtube vid.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-5Lr2IhB_o
One of the many foods on a stick is the porkchop on a stick. a PORKCHOP ON A STICK IS REAL!
I've done my own sick and twisted homage to this.
***(CAUTION. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!)****