Fair News Round-Up — August 25th, 2018 Edition

Welcome to the Fairly Unbalanced Fair News Round-Up!

This feature will run daily during the Minnesota State Fair and feature the best of news articles, blogs, social media posts and more about the Fair from across the internet. Have an interesting item we missed? Send it to us at fairlyunbalancedmn@gmail.com

Day Two is behind us, and it was a rainy mess, but still a lot of fun with lower than normal crowds. I think anyone that braved the weather found out that the Fair is fun regardless of what the weather is like. As mentioned in yesterday’s Round-Up, Day One did indeed set an attendance record for the first day of the Fair with over 120,000 people walking through the gates! Today should be another huge day as weekends are always crazy at the Fair. Here’s what people have been discussing about the Fair online today:

  • A ton of publications put out their reviews of the Fair’s new foods in the last 24 hours: CITY PAGES (with a shout out to this very site towards the bottom of the article, thanks City Pages!), The ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, EATER MINNEAPOLIS, and the STAR TRIBUNE food critic Rick Nelson has his formal write-up published as well.
  • Twitter user Mike Henderson dug out this AWESOME THROWBACK Minnesota State Fair poster from the 50th Fair way way back in 1909. Why don’t they have cool posters like this anymore?\
  • Twitter page Twin Cities Geek has their own unique way to rate the Fair’s newest foods: CHARACTER ALIGNMENTS. Every one of these is spot on; the Rainbow Cloud Roll is totally a chaotic evil, and I can’t wait to try it.
  • Star Tribune music reviewer Jon Bream has his thoughts on last night’s big Grandstand show with reunited country music act SUGARLAND. They sounded pretty good from what I could hear from outside the venue!
  • Star Tribune columnist Jennifer Brooks did an amazing job LIVE-TWEETING her way around the Fair on Day Two, on her mission to pat all the animals.
Categories 2018 Minnesota State Fair, Fair News Round-Up

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