My state fair theme would not work with out at least one picture of a roller coaster. Is there such a thing as a state fair without one?
I remember how much I enjoyed the haunted house when I was a kid. I still enjoy a good scare but there are so many things in life that are frightening I don’t have to go to the fair for a little terror.
The Minnesota State Fair has a rich history. The event started in 1859, just one year after Minnesota became a state. The Ferris wheel is the second oldest ride at the fair, it has been there since 1896, the first ride was the merry-go-round it came four years earlier. This Ferris wheel has been photographed so many times that it has faded but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to take one more shot.
A big part of the state fair is about food. I didn’t eat much when I went and to be honest there are some things that a grown up probably should not eat. The fair features just about anything on a stick, and if memory serves the corn dog was the first food on a stick. I ate a foot long hot dog, they are very good. Some caramel apples in a dish with ice cream. (heavenly) On the way out I just had to have a snow cone. I did not feel all that great the next day but I sure enjoyed it while I was there.
There is nothing like the Midway at the State Fair on a beautiful August night. The sites, sounds and smells and all the people. It is a great place to bring the old camera. I got by with a mono pod and a cable release. It was much too crowded to even consider setting up a tri-pod.