Minnesota State Fair 2021

(Photos by Linda Nguyen)

 

The  Minnesota State Fair is the state fair of the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance and the second-largest state fair in the United States by total attendance. Residents of the state and region come to the fair to be entertained, exhibit their best livestock, show off their abilities in a variety of fields including art and cooking, learn about new products and services, and eat many different types of food - often on a stick. The Minnesota State Fair was named the best state fair in the United States in 2015 by readers of USA Today.

 

The fair runs for twelve days from late August into early September, ending on Labor Day. Around two million people attend the fair annually. Attendance in 2019 was a record 2,126,551 people. The highest daily attendance in the history of the fair was 270,426 visitors on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

 

The fair was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the decision announced on May 22, 2020.

 

After missing last year for COVID safety precautions, Minnesota State Fair is back for food, music and fun. However, the pandemic and multiple rainy days are both presumed to have attributed to the lower attendance this year with 1,301,584 visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Rossini Olson, the woman behind Sweet Martha's makes $3 million in 12 days selling cookies.

 

Sweet Martha's is only one State Fair vendor has close to 700 employees. They also make about 3 million cookies a day. Sweet Martha’s is the highest-earning food vendor at the State Fair.

Every year I go to Minnesota State Fair, I always buy a cookie pail. Previous years it was $16, this year it's $18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Head Household Portable Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine, the price is $750.

 

 

 

Quê Việt at Minnesota State Fair sells Garlic Cream Cheese Wontons, Giant egg roll on-a-stick, Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

 

 

 

 

 

The best cheese curds: The Mouth Trap at the Minnesota State Fair.

 

 

 

The best Cheese Curds: The Mouth Trap at the Minnesota State Fair.

 

 

Every year I go to Minnesota State Fair, I like eating Cheese Curds.

 

 

 

Seed art, bean art, legume art.

 

 

Visitors look at crop art.- art made from the seeds of crops or cultivated plants that can be grown in Minnesota. 

 

 

Waterfall is created with dry seeds an beans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long lines waiting at the chocolate chip cookies shop.

Martha Rossini Olson, the woman behind Sweet Martha's makes $3 million in 12 days selling cookies.

 

Long lines waiting at the chocolate chip cookies shop.

I know it will be very crowded at night, so I bought a cookie pail early this morning.

 

Long lines waiting at the chocolate chip cookies shop.

 

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Old Time Portraits Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Linda Nguyen

State Fair 2021

 

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