Daddy John: Of course, one of the biggest draws of the Minnesota State Fair is the food! Just about anything and everything you can imagine to eat. On a stick. Food on stick is a big thing at the Fair. Why? Sorry, you're not allowed to question the stick.
Stephen: Hmmmm. Now, what are these again?
Daddy John: Deep-fried cheese curds. They're my very favorite.
Stephen: I think I'll just have one of Daddy Steve's corn fritters.
Daddy John: More for me, then! Yum.
Thus nourished, we wandered around some more and stopped in at the Dairy Building. This accomplished two goals: First, to try one of this year's new foods: the Pie In The Sky Sundae. Vanilla ice cream with a dark chocolate drizzle, mixed with lemon curd and "airplane" cookies.
And secondly, to check out the Princess Kay Butter Heads (yes, really). We even got to see one being sculptured! Princess Kay of the Milky Way is a title awarded to the winner of the state-wide Minnesota Dairy Princess program; an annual competition sponsorted by the Midwest Dairy Association. During her one-year term, Princess Kay serves as official good-will ambassador for the Minnesota dairy industry. Princess Kay is always a high-school student and she and her 'court' have their heads carved in blocks of butter at the Fair.
It's been a busy visit to the Fair, and our feet are tired. As we made our way towards the exit, we had to stop and do one last activity: Spin Art!
Stephen: Daddy Steve, your design looks familiar!
Daddy Steve's painting after being spun, dried, and framed.
Daddy John: What are you doing now, Stephen?
Stephen: I want to record all my thoughts about the Fair in my diary...
Stephen: ...and write a quick postcard to our friends in England
Another year's Fair adventures for our diaries. What will we see (and eat) next year?