From what I understand, based on the marketing for the Minnesota State Fair attempting to get attendance numbers up, most people spend one day at the Fair with their families and one day with just themselves. I know plenty of people who tell me they cannot see everything in one day and must go back time and time again to fit everything in. Never being one to get all that excited for the Great Minnesota Get Together but always heading there anyway because The Wife loves it, I find myself in the odd position of having to visit the State Fair twice this year.
For my company’s yearly picnic they are busing us to the State Fair and setting up a tent there for us to socialize and eat food. While I have never had the pleasure of attending my company’s other picnics as they have always been held during my yearly vacations, from what I understand this is a welcome change. While I originally suggested to my wife that she bring The Rooster and come that day, saving us a ticket cost, due to budgeting we’ll have to wait until closer to the end of the Fair in order for the rest of the family to go.
With two days at the Fair I really don’t know what I’m going to handle being there by myself as The Wife usually has a strict itinerary for us to stick to as we make our way through the fairgrounds. I figure I’ll stick to drinking beer and eating the spiciest foods I can find–that would make for a good post right?
So how many times do you go to the Minnesota State Fair and what do you do differently each time? When did you start the tradition of going multiple times? When it costs as much as it does how do you justify it to yourself? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and vote over on the sidebar and then comment on with your thoughts below! After you do that feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.