When you spend a day at the State Fair, what’s your strategy?

Among the animal barns and the food booths, from Machinery Hill to the Midway, the Minnesota State Fair is crowded with new attractions and old traditions. It can be a challenge to hit all the nostalgic spots and still get the most out of the latest exhibits. When you spend a day at the State Fair, what’s your strategy?

Mini doughnuts for breakfast, prontos for lunch, cheese curds for a snack and finish off with cookies. There’s no such thing as a diet at the Fair! -Michael, St. Paul, MN

Start when it opens at the cow barns so my city children could see the loving care farm kids give their animals as they prepare for judging, see where milk comes from, and experience the lovely aroma of the fair. End with the art show where it is quiet and air conditioned AND there are clean bathrooms. -anonymous text message

Eat just eat. -anonymous text message

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