Tomorrow “The Great Minnesota Get Together” will wind up the hottest weather records since the 1940s with a mild weather day in the 70s.
At 10:30 in the morning, this Saturday I indulged in a chocolate cone at the Dairy Center. I went to all the animal barns and the food building. At the Agriculture building, I tried to check out the prize winning vegetables, but they are roped off from the public. I did see some massive and I mean massive squash/pumpkins up close and I had an eerie feeling looking at them. Orchids were fun to see, but it was way too warm for most species of orchids making the displays look modest this year.
On to the Activities Building to see the quilts and other fabulous handcrafted items that people make over the long winters. Lots of cookies, cakes, bread and other prize winning homemade foods were also on display.
Hunger and Thirst, which is rampant at the fair, drove me to the Food building for Birch Beer and a Walleye sandwich. Birch beer scored excellent. Walleye scored so-so.