Bring on the Curds!

21 Aug

Yes, the time has arrived.  At 6am tomorrow, the gates will open to the Minnesota State Fair.  Every year, I’m beyond excited for the fair to start.  It’s an annual tradition, which I’ve only missed a handful of times over my time on this planet.

My parents, bless their crazy souls, would take us to the fair and pull us around in a little red wagon.  They would travel the grounds for hours, with two little girls in tow, probably whining for food and toys the entire time.

One year, my Dad had a brilliant idea to try the ring toss when we first arrived on the fairgrounds. Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue because honestly, who ever wins these stupid games?  However, this particular morning, he was blessed by the carnival game gods and won.

It was so exciting!  Dad won a prize!  Even better, Dad won the largest teddy bear in the history of the state fair (or so it appeared to us little tykes).  This thing was larger than my sister and I combined.  The bear became the fifth member of the family and joined us for a day at the fair.  That was the last time he played games before mini donuts and coffee were consumed.

I also recall a time when Dad and I attempted to go down the giant slide together.  Trying to overlap burlap bags, and coordinate a child and adult on a slippery downhill trajectory, wasn’t the greatest idea.  I still have a scar on my elbow from dragging it across the slide on the way down.

The best part of the fair?  For me, it’s the food and the people watching.  There’s nothing better. Sitting in the beer garden, watching the world go by as I have a beer and cheese curds (or fried pickles or french fries, etc., etc.).

I’m excited to try some of the new foods for 2014:  Deep-Fried Lobster On-a-Stick, Prime Rib Taco, and Walleye Mac and Cheese.  I’ll be in a sea of gluttony for a few hours, then spend the next 24 hours regretting my amount of consumption, but who cares.  It’s once a year, live it up, I know I will!

2 Responses to “Bring on the Curds!”

  1. DeWolffmanInMpls August 21, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    Love the state fair. Any chance you can give some feedback after day one? You do Stand-up comedy, right? Or is it just Improv? A loyal reader of Confused Woman

    • confusiongoddess August 21, 2014 at 4:30 am #

      Thanks for being a loyal reader! Unfortunately, I will not be there tomorrow, but I guarantee I will post after my visit to the Minnesota State Fair. I have taken improv classes (shout out to Brave New Workshop…love you guys!) but have not attempted stand-up comedy….yet…. 🙂

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