The Minnesota State Fair is a BIG deal.
The fairgrounds are enormous. We went for less than three hours on the last night; now we know to go with enough time to see it all. The animals left the day before we went, but we saw lots of food - from cheese to bacon - on a stick, some of it chocolate-covered. We saw some of the neat displays from a walk-through butterfly house to the dairy building with real butter sculptures of the county princesses. The state brings in lots of big-name musicians, too. Though we didn't have tickets, Toby Keith was playing in the grandstand for all to hear, if not see. You should come visit us around the end of August next year. Who knows what you'll see.