I love the Minnesota State Fair. Would I call it the best in the country without having gone to any others? I would. Our fair has elevated its natural levels of excess to include dozens of novelty craft beers, new age and vegan fare, plus pure expressions of the id like ice cream covered in cotton candy and gummy bears.
We always run into people we know (100% chance of seeing Jay Gabler), and it’s full of back to school energy, even if you’re grown up.
We stayed for 8 hours, which left me completely exhausted by the end. I can definitively say that no new treats beat the classics like cheese curds, fried pickles or creamy ice cream from the Dairy Barn, covered in tart fruit syrup. But it’s still fun to try them all.