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ferris wheel

The ferris wheel

ferris wheel

ferris wheel - MN State Fair

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.

Food in the midway

It is about the food

Food in the midway

Food in the midway

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.