Last weekend we headed out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Joey and his family for a nice afternoon which included lots of food under the willow trees and some wandering and looking at flowers. During our picnic, Joey’s wife noted that she wanted to play State Fair Bingo this year. Well, The Wife thought this was a hilarious idea and did some searching and found this site which offered homemade Minnesota State Fair Bingo cards for download which were originally created by Heidi Ocel (thanks to those on Facebook for the info!). What better way to do everyone’s second favorite thing at the State Fair: people watch with a purpose?!
After looking through the Great Minnesota Get Together Bingo Cards available, we decided that a handful of the options were not appropriate and The Wife set out on a mission to recreate these cards with her own options based on personal observation and research done, via Flickr, of the people and things seen at the MN State Fair. In addition to those more suited for adults, she has also created a series of cards just for children which include mostly animals and State Fair booths. The Wife went on to add more than 100 new options. Wow!
I plan to use the Minnesota State Fair Bingo cards to eliminate some of the boredom I have while walking around the buildings and animal barns and hope to document as many as possible with a photograph. I have a feeling that would make for an awesome online image gallery :-) So far, after looking through all of the options my two favorites are “Double Fisting Corndogs” and “Jason DeRusha”.
After much hard work we present to you the 2011 Minnesota State Fair Bingo cards for your own amusement. Feel free to click the thumbnails to see a larger version or download the PDFs below to print and use over the next two weeks:
In addition to what The Wife has come up with here what other options would you like to see added to the cards? Do you think you’ll be participating in this year’s State Fair Bingo or will you just do your “fly by the seat of your pants,” people watching? Would you be willing to submit your own photographic evidence of what you saw? Whatever you have to say about the Minnesota State Fair Bingo cards The Wife created go ahead and comment on!