There’s Nothing Quite Like A Day At The Fair…

This is Day 3 of my 31 Days of August Awesomeness Blog Challenge. Want to know more? Check out the inaugural post here.

August brings out one of my favorite seasons in Minnesota: Fair/Festival season. It can be a little bit overwhelming actually. As I was looking at the calendar and thinking about what I absolutely LOVED about some of these events, it always comes down to 2 things: food and shopping. (Probably not a big surprise.)

Here’s a few of my favorites with some fun facts for you. Double bonus points for you if you live in Minnesota and can share a fun fact of your own!

Minnesota State Fair – better known as the “Great Minnesota-Get-Together”. 1.8 million people convene in St. Paul during the 12 days leading up to Labor Day. The amount of food on a stick is obscene and the people watching is even better. 🙂

Minnesota Renaissance Festival– Did you know that Minnesota hosts the largest Renaissance Festival in the country? There’s definitely a food component that makes this one of my favorites, but I go for the shopping. I can find unique gifts and baubles that come from artisans who travel here from all over the country. Yes- period attire is not only welcomed, but encouraged.

Uptown Art Fair – This event is second in statewide attendance only to the above mentioned Minnesota State Fair. There’s art, food, and entertainment in abundance. This is another favorite place of mine to find one-of-a-kind treasures.

MN Food Truck Fair – 2012 is the first year for this fair, and I have to say, I’m pretty excited about it. One afternoon, 14 food trucks, and 25 breweries. I have a feeling I’d better write Sunday’s post early.

If you happen to live in Minnesota, lucky you!!  If you don’t, I’ll take pictures for ya. 😉