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sixty-seven days

Posted in minnesota state fair by kirbybjohnson on June 21, 2010

Tradition dictates that the objectives of my first two stops at the Minnesota State Fair be Swedish Egg Coffee from the Salem Covenant Church dining hall and a half sheet of Lefse, with Lingonberries, from Lynn’s Lefse booth in the Food Building. My good friends Tom and Sue Arndt enjoy their own Fair traditions equally important to them: “Cheese-On-A-Stick” and “Bunny Day” to name but two.

Traditions old and new will begin to be enjoyed at this year’s Fair for twelve days beginning August 26th. Gates open at 6:00 AM.


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  1. Denise Engebretson said, on June 22, 2010 at 1:32 am

    There are two traditions I must carry out every time I return to the Fair – a Peters weiner in the Food Building and a malt in the Dairy Building. The malt is in honor of my father who would always get a cheese sandwich but I would always get a malt and the Peters weiner (aka hot dog) is in honor of my best childhood friend’s mother Marian who would take us to the fair and buy us a Peters weiner for breakfast. Weird but meaningful.

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