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2nd Annual MN State Fair in NY Day a hit!

September 1, 2009

It’s day 5 of the MN State Fair, and the 4-day countdown to my own cross-country journey to the Great MN get-together. By now, just about everyone I know back in MN has been.

In celebration and nostalgia, a large group of Minnesotans in New York trolled the streets of NYC to find all sorts of foods on sticks, sweet treats, and unnecessarily fried foods (Mars Bars???) on a recent summery Saturday.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there to join the fun, but I was impressed to learn that the day included at least 15 fanny-pack-wearing Fair lovers and 11 stops. The first order of the day was corndogs at Nathan’s, followed by a wide array of foods reminiscent of the Fair, including french fries, crepes, chocolate-covered bacon on a stick (hello, delicious!), a few stops for corn on the cob, an actual street fair, cookies and milk, fried cheese curds (findable in NYC – who knew?!) and topping off the day with a stop at Famous Dave’s BBQ in Times Square. Impressive!

Image by Jamie Lyn Bartlett from Facebook

Image by Jamie Lyn Bartlett from Facebook

I’m also loving their badges, which listed all the food venues, and assigned each attendee with Minnesota-inspired names, like Rose (Golden Girls reference gets 2 points!), Vern (my great-uncle’s name!), Pat, Deb, and other winners.

And I really love that Destiny (aka Kieley) was sporting one of our very own I “MN” NY t-shirts!


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I hope all attendees recovered from all the calories and grease. I am certain it was worth it!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2009 10:34 pm

    I would like some fried cheese curds, please. Donde?


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