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Minnesota State Fair for Foodies
Foodies will love every minute of their time at the Minnesota State Fair. You will find old favorites such as Pronto Pups, not to be confused with corn dogs, and cheese curds from the Mouth Trap. However, the big draw of the fair is that vendors try to outdo each other every year with amazing food combinations for customers to try.
1. Martha's Cookies
These cookies appeared on a Food Network show and they have now become famous across the Country. Fresh, warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies served in a stuffed to the brim cone or bucket. Next door to this vendor you will find an all you can drink milk stand to go with the cookies.
2. The Bacon Fluffernutter
If you don't mind the extra calories, then please try this insane new creation. This is a grilled cinnamon bun stuffed with bacon, marshmallow cream and peanut butter. The outside is sprinkled with powdered sugar and dipped in maple syrup.
The ultimate dish for those who can't decide between Italian and Mexican for lunch. This is a flour tortilla filled with Italian sausage, pepperoni, risotto, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The tortilla is then coated with garlic butter, parmesan and Italian herbs before being baked and served with marinara sauce.
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Best Activities for Kids at the Minnesota State Fair
The state fair may be better known for its interesting food offerings but parents will find plenty of activities to keep their kids happy and entertained.
Take a break from eating all the food on a stick and try this fun, free activity station for kids. The activities are sectioned off by age-group and kids really don't require much direction to work the games or activities out. Let them learn and have fun at the same time.
2. Giant Sing Along
A section of field where kids can pick their own microphone and sing along with lots of other kids to karaoke hits. The lyrics are displayed on a wall in front of the microphones.
3. Little Farm Hands
Kids can pretend to be farm hands in this mock farm designed for kids aged 2-10. They can earn tokens by performing farm chores. The tokens can be spent on milk, cereal and fruit at the mini farm store.
4. Boy Scouts Adventure Summit
Older kids will love this free obstacle course that involves rope climbs, swinging steps and a pole slide at the finish. Queues for this adventure are often very long so try to get there early.
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Top Attractions at the Minnesota State Fair
There are a number of fantastic attractions at the Minnesota State Fair. In fact, there is so much to see that you may want to consider staying overnight at one of the many Minnesota State Fair Hotels.
1. Free Concerts
You can enjoy free concerts at almost every eating venue and at a number of formal stages set up all around the fair. This is a great opportunity to get to know some new bands and to sit down for a few minutes if you are getting tired from all that walking. Shows at the Grandstand often feature well-known performers from across the Country.
2. Share food
One of the greatest activities at the State Fair is eating and if you want to try a bit of everything, you will need to bring along a group of friends or family to share the food. Groups may want to check out Minnesota State Fair Vacation Rentals for the best accommodation deals.
3. Creative Arts
Spend time in the Fine Arts building looking at some of the best pieces of art in Minnesota all under one roof. The pieces are unique and you can learn about the cultural side of the State.
4. Sky Glider
Ride the Sky Glider across the State Fair to get a bird's eye view of the fair. A fun activity that can also give you a moment to rest your feet after walking all day.
5. Drink Beer
The State Fair showcases over 300 different beers from all over Minnesota. Try a few interesting craft beers such as Lift Bridge Brewery's Mini Donut Beer.
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