If you live in Minnesota chances are you’ve probably been to the state fair at least once. I married a guy from Minnesota, so by default I am now sucked into going to the state fair. I actually enjoy it because it involves lots of food! When I was first told about the fair they said it offers basically anything edible you can imagine on a stick or deep fried. I was looking up the history of the Minnesota State Fair and didn’t realize that this has a history that goes way back. This first “ Minnesota State Fair” was founded in 1859. Only 5 times since it open has it ever been canceled, due to the civil war, polio epidemic, and fuel shortage. The Minnesota state fair is said to be the largest state fair in attendance, and runs for 12 days with labor day being the last day. We attended the fair on Friday August 27th 2010. On the day we went the attendance record was broken and 132,738 people ate their way through the fair. We started our day at 9:30 am walking through the gates where then you could smell the oil and grease being warmed up! We stayed all day and had a great time eating our way around the fair.