Three Cheese Macaroni

Comfort Food: Lasagna

BBQ Grilled Cheese

Pork Sandwiches

It's Minnesota State Fair Time + A Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Even though I love summer, I ways tend to 'wish it away' until August. Why? Because the Minnesota State Fair starts in August - why else? If you know me at all, you're not surprised. Who wouldn't dream of milk shakes, deep fried candy bars, pickles, cheese curds, mac 'n cheese, bacon... don't worry, I've signed up for the Milk Run and will be pushing a stroller. I'm not concerned.

I do miss my time showing dairy cattle during the Minnesota State Fair. It's completely awesome when someone stops my cow and me on the way to the milking parlor, asking if they could take a picture with the cow. 'Of course you can!' Be sure to stop by and visit those 4-H'ers... they love their animals and are happy to spend a few minutes with you. Speaking of 4-H, the State Arts-In performance is always on my to-do list. As a past theatre nut, I still regret not participating in the State Arts-In, my cows were more important. My mom was a performer back in the day, so I just live off of her stories.

Ok, so here's the fun part - butter heads. I know... 90lbs of butter carved into the likeness of a dairy farmer's daughter is a little bizarre - but it's a dream come true for them (including myself). I still have mine in my parent's freezer. I'm kind of hoping my daughter will compete in 20 years and we can pose our 'heads' together. We have to dream big, right? Princess Kay of the Milky Way 2033!

Why is this so fun? Because I have tickets, FREE TICKETS to give away. So while you're sitting there watching the butter heads spin around in circles, you can enjoy my favorite shake, with blackberries. Or whatever you want. But the blackberry ones are good. Blackberries. You can win four Minnesota State Fair entry tickets as well as four malt tickets (valued at $60.00). I am hosting this giveaway in partnership with Midwest Dairy Association.

How do you enter? Use the form below - option #1 requires a comment to this blog post. Don't delay, as you have 10 days to enter. That's it. I'm closing it down the morning of August 16th, 2013. If you win, I will see YOU at the Minnesota State Fair! (maybe... if we happen to go on the same day). Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Anonymous said...

I love the animals and I always have a corn dog.

August 6, 2013 at 7:38 PM
Anonymous said...

The people are what I enjoy seeing the most. It used to be Machinery Hill, back when it was more than lawn mowers.

August 6, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Anonymous said...

I LOVE the anything on a stick!! yUMMMMMM
From...Shana Otteson!

August 7, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Lydia said...

People watching!

August 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM
Anonymous said...

Catching up with old friends, enjoying ice cream from the dairy building, and watching the parade keep us going back year after year.

August 7, 2013 at 10:44 PM
MKB said...

we love the 4H building!

August 7, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Jolaine said...

Food!! Miracle of Birth center

August 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Shannon said...

I love seeing all the crazy products in the grandstand booths. And all the awesome food, especially pickles and pork chops on a stick.

August 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Anonymous said...

Nitro Ice Cream

August 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Lakyn Lind said...

My favorite thing to do is show off my livestock! Me and my family work hard all year round to be able to show off the livestock we have raised and advertise the products that we offer. Yes, of course I love all of the food! My favorite would have to be the Australian Potatoes with ranch :)

August 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Brittnie said...

Eat food, of course!

August 8, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Anonymous said...

I enjoy sneaking into carnies campers and feeding them hush puppies while not allowing them to have their teeth in.... OK, actually I love marinating in the chaos with your sister, while perched on a curb savoring sweet-ol-marthas out of each others delicate, tender grasp and goin' caveman on a girthay turkey drumstick!

August 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Melissa said...

So many favorites and fun things to do its almost hard to see it all in one day! Food, animals, booths, games, did I mention food :)

August 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Anna Wagner said...

Love the Arts-In shows as well! I was in for 2 years after I finished my tenure as a 4-H State Ambassador and it's an amazing program. It's my youngest brother's last year as an artsie, so even more reason for me to go see the show.

Since I'm going on the first Friday, I have to see the rabbits. I showed rabbits there every year I could. I also always get a strawberry malt from the Dairy Building.

August 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM
Anonymous said...

Love the state fair! The best part is sitting on the showboxes talking with friends you only get to see a few times a year and eating Donna's ribs!!

August 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Post a Comment