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Record Breaking Crowds at MN State Fair, and we were there!


Quote of the Day:  It’s the great Minnesota get-together. MN State Fair motto. And, boy, were we a large crowd last Sunday!

Small glimpse at the sea of humanity at the MN State Fair!
It’s hard to know which way to look with so many folks milling about!
The Midway
Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Dairy Princess, was nearby taking photos.
I don’t know the woman and child in the picture.
Behind them is the cooler with the princess’s heads carved in butter.
Nordy, MN Wild Hockey team mascot, paused for a photo op.
Thanks, Nordy!
Minnesota is the birthplace of Spam. I know, what a claim to fame!
We did not have the spamburger.
In fact, we barely ate anything because it was so crowded.
It was the first day that it wasn’t so horribly hot, plus a Sunday, plus people just wanted to get together!
The only building I really wanted to go into was the Fine Arts building.
This motorcycle is made out of folded paper!
It was behind glass for a good reason.
I thought this sculpture was so cool.
The fine arts building is on the opposite end of the Midway, so when the boys called my cellphone to say they were out of money, I said, “Go to the milk stand, and if you have a dollar, you can have all the milk you can drink.”
I don’t think they went. They just stood by the sling shot ride watching the throngs of people.
It is kind of cool to be part of history. This was the largest Sunday crowd at the State Fair and the highest number of any day of the fair for 2013, at 236,197 people!
And, now, another school year has begun.
Go. Create. Inspire!
If you’re looking for some fun art, music, and drama classes, check out our Primo Art Spa. This Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10:00-noon, we’ll have Puppets, Pottery, and Pastries. Come on over!
Journaling Prompt:  When have you felt like you were part of history? How’s the new school year going for you and your students? Are you a student this year?


  1. Looks like FUN.

    That ole school stuff somehow creeps up behind us every time.

  2. I love state fairs…a sure sign that autumn is on its way 🙂

  3. Gotta love the fine arts buildings. So inspiring!

  4. Impressive! Pass on the spam burger though. Wonder how the princess felt about her butter head?

  5. Wonderful pictures , a pleasure to look at.


  6. You went and survived the crowds! I have not been there for years..too many people. My husband sometimes hops on a bus but Community Ed didn’t have one this year. Thanks for the photos!
    Handsome boys there off to school! I should have been a teacher, I am always melancholy with the start of the school year:)

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