The Minnesota State Fair is the second largest in the U.S. and consistently has the largest daily attendance. Within it is a special tradition Minnesotans indulge themselves each year. While some citizens of the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” buy tickets for the Midway and Kidway, view exhibits of 4H’s latest and greatest, hear music from top-notched entertainers and shop-til-they-drop for the cool and unusual, the smart ones are doing those things while biting into great fair food. Once a year we (the smart ones!) prepare for and delight in our favorite fair foods on a stick.
Long ago were the days when cotton candy, caramel apples and corn dogs ruled. Today’s choices for food on-a-stick are plentiful. You can even have items on sticks that are not even food at all! Whatever you might do at the Fair is decidedly more fun with a magical wand of food in your hand. It tastes good. It feels right. And every year vendors come up with new and interesting choices to tempt us.
While I go to the fair every year (okay, I’ve missed one in the last five), I have never gone with the intention of just photographing “on-a-stick” offerings. This week’s post shares just some of the wacky and wonderful options among the 312 food carts gal pals Cindy, Bonnie and I deliberately found for you!
What a fabulous and delicious adventure in novelty!
Take a look, then vote on your favorite booth, okay? Please share by commenting – We’d love to know!