Wednesday, September 9, 2009

MN State Fair Attendance


The MN State Fair had almost 1.8 million people go through the gates this year. I went with Anthony (my fellow awards show blogger). We thought the crowd was more intense this year and we were right. The 1.8 million people set another record. A few crowd photos are posted for your awe and wonderment.




Only at a state fair can you get Deep Fried Fruit (see the stand in the photo below). We never tried it. Maybe next year!

16 comments:

Bob said...

I believe there is nothing that cannot be deep fried and eaten.
And that scares me.

Laura said...

It was crowded but I thought the total attendance was short 90,000 something of a record?

Larry Ohio said...

Mmmm, I can imagine a deep fried banana on a stick, covered in sugar and chocolate. What's not to love about that? Where's that fair again?....

Michael Rivers said...

Hey Laura,

According to the Star Tribune, it is a record; beating the old attendance record by 27,521.

Kyle said...

Wow, deep fried fruit. It boggles the mind.

Doug Goff said...

The claustrophobic side of me says, "no I wouldn't go there, too many people!" And the I'll eat anything fried side of me says, "screw the people, go they've got fried freakin fruit!"

Seriously by the looks of those pictures your fair kicks our fair's ass!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Our county fair is going on in California right now! I can't wait to make it down there! :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

wow...so many people! Hope they have enough public restroomsss... I love fried banana with ice cream!! xo*

Laura said...

Michael, I don't read the Star Tribune but did check the official website. 'CCO definitely had their report wrong. If they can't get numbers right, what else are they misreporting? Scary. lol.

Christopher said...

Deep fried fruit??? Genius!

cb said...

The fair-- aka the vomitorium-- was decent this year.

Writer said...

I've always steered clear of the State Fair here in Kentucky: Nascar, Pop-Country music and funnel cake are not quite my thing. But I might go for some fried fruit. :)

Thanks for following my blog. JP

mistress maddie said...

I love me a good state fair! I go to the Maryland State fair and I usually eat way to much. And I swear they deep fry anything these days. But last time I was there they had a gay kissing booth for charity. I took full advantage and kissed all five guys that day. I think the one even gave me tongue!

Ray's Cowboy said...

I used to go to the State fair, enoy the sites of HOT Men. And do nto forget the OU/ Texas game in Texas.
The gay Men that would come out from both States.
WOOF
Ray

The Pansy Bastard™ said...

I avoid fairs if possible. The am one county north of the supposedly-World-Famous Clay County Fair. I am avoiding it as well. I've seen a cow, a pig, a horse, a chicken, a sheep, llamas, even, so I don't think I need see them in confined space with humidity and dust added. Besides, they have the nerve to charge $8 to get in the gates!

Kate said...

I love fairs! Yay for fair season... and for deep fried everything :)