Minnesota State Fair = Fair for All – Geortze’s Dairy Kones

2013State Fair sign2This sign is made entirely with small tiles.  It’s a permanent fixture of the Minnesota State Fair.

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.

Kones1aI was struck by this classic Art Deco stand for Peanut Butter and Jelly old fashioned malts = Geortze’s Dairy Kone

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.

Kones2bThey have root beer too.

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.

Kones3cA Minnesota State Fair Architectural Gem

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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