Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Minnesota State Fair 2015

HI EVERYONE!
(I don't know why I shouted that...)
So I recently went to the Minnesota State Fair.  If you've never been or never even heard of the MN State Fair, you are missing out!! No but for real, it is a 12 day fair leading up to Labor Day, and has one of the highest attendances of any fair in the US.  It is absolutely huge and so many things to do/see/eat.  (especially eat haha).  THERE IS SO MUCH FOOD TO EAT.  I thought I would take some pictures of my day so it's like you were there with me.  Sound like a good idea? Yeah? Yeah!

The day started off early. It was actually such a perfect day to go because it wasn't too sunny so it didn't get very hot (it was about 75 degrees!)  The mission for the day was to find the "Macaroni & Cheese Cupcake", which was a new food to the fair and my sister was making it her life goal to try one.  We got to the fair at about 8:30 am to beat all of the afternoon crowds.


Here is a view of the water tower with the logo on it.

After getting a quick breakfast sandwich and coffee from the French Meadow Bakery, we headed to the Green Energy building where you can learn about all things energy efficiency.  And there was also strange random cutouts to put your face in, so my sister and I did the classic "American Gothic" one (shown below).

We then headed over to the Giant Sing Along area, where we proceeded to sing "Celebration", "Uptown Funk", and "Shut Up and Dance with Me", and ate a funnel cake. YUM.
Around lunchtime, the crowds started to get bigger, which meant that we had to get food quickly before we would have to wait in line forever!

We headed to the Dairy Barn, which is famous for their malts, sundaes, and ice cream cones.  I got the strawberry malt and it was so freakin' delicious!!  The Dairy Barn also houses the butter sculpture heads. Yep, you read that right.  There are literally heads made out of butter on display.  The Princess Kay of the Milky Way, gets here head carved out of butter every year.  Only in the Mid-West haha!

The next stop is one of my favorite things to do and a must if you are going to the state fair: Sweet Martha's Cookies.  MMMMMMM Delicious.  Literally the best chocolate chip cookies EVER.  The lines for this place is always crazy busy but totally worth it!

After walking around for a bit, we decided to try and find the Mac & Cheese Cupcake.  We asked the information booth where we could find it and they told us that is was from Lulu's.  I had never been to Lulu's before, and their menu was definitely interesting and filled with foods I probably wouldn't ever eat haha.  

WE FOUND IT.  This is what it looked like.  I'm not sure what I was expecting from a "Mac & Cheese Cupcake", but I don't think it was this.  It was basically baked mac&cheese on top of a bread crumb base, and that fake-cheese-from-a-can on top...interesting...


I happened to catch the perfect reaction from my sister of the cupcake.  Obviously loving it...JOKES, no it was kind of gross.  Definitely won't ever try that again.   We were very disappointed especially since it was $6!!!


I had to wash that horrible cupcake taste out of my mouth and it was getting a bit warm out, so I decided to get a blue raspberry snow cone!  Very good and refreshing!


The snow cone turned our tongues blue :P


After spending nearly 5 hours at the fair and the crowds, we decided it was time to go.  I was exhausted and could sleep for like 4 days straight.


Overall, I had a fun fair experience and even tried some new foods.
If you ever get the chance to go to the Minnesota State Fair, I highly recommend it!


Until next time,
E
xxx




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