Ahhh... solo night at the Fair. Possibly my favorite night of the year. I love family time at the Fair, heaven knows. Why else do you have a family except to take them to the Fair? But Me Time at the Fair? This is my happy place.
First, a root beer to sip as I saunter. Then some shopping. Grandstand, Coliseum, Heritage Square. I get a Go Girl pee funnel, some Nellie's laundry soap, and a kit to sew a strawberry needle holder. All very exciting.
I stop by to hear Storyhill in Heritage Square. I love a sunset show at Heritage Square. The concert was a bit sleepy, I have to say. And when Chris goes, "This is the first time I've been to the Minnesota State Fair!" there was shocked silence throughout the crowd. [cough] FREE BIRD!
I excused myself to go get a pickle hat.
(which are in the food building at the popular deep-fried pickle booth)
And then I'm taking pictures of cows after watching the rodeo and I get a powerful hunger. I'm so hungry! Ohmygosh! I've waited too long! EVERYTHING SOUNDS GOOD! I proceed directly to the SPAM booth for a big, juicy, pineappley, BBQ-slathered SPAMburger.
Ahhhh. That's better. SPAM fixes everything.
On to the 4-H building (always an experience)
and (I've been saving this one for solo night) Fine Arts. Two of my favorites:
I ran into Alison and Jed and his parents in the Fine Arts building. I just love Fairendipity. They shared their walleye cakes with me. How good are those things?
We lingered around the Fair. Then I had a craving for some Lefse, which was delicious with some hot chocolate on a chilly evening. We played skee ball. We watched the fireworks. We cruised the Midway.
What a beautiful Fair night.