Minnesota State Fair 2014 = Minnesota Cooks + Horse Pole Bending Photos

Minnesota State Fair 2014 © CKatt 2014

Minnesota State Fair 2014 © CKatt 2014

Every year I go to the Minnesota State Fair and take in the food, arts and leisure competitions, music, colors, sounds and animals – especially horses.  When I went to the Farmer’s Union stand some years ago, I discovered the Minnesota Cooks calendar. It’s free. Inside there are monthly  bios of local farmers with local chef’s recipes, who buy from these Minnesota produce and meat suppliers.  Plus there is a passport included listing all the eat local restaurants in the area.  It’s clever and fun to check off the restaurants that you know and try new ones. The recipes are amazing!

Minnesota Cooks calendar and Giggles Walleye Sandwich © CKatt 2014

Minnesota Cooks calendar and Giggles Walleye Sandwich © CKatt 2014

st classic old tractor st cookie2 st crabapple jelly st dearquilt stcookies stMaple syrup stmaple

Minnesota State Fair 2004 Arts and Leisure © CKatt 2014

Minnesota State Fair 2004 Arts and Leisure © CKatt 2014

Note the massive deer in woods quilt made from postage stamp size pieces of fabric. The two quilts below it are standard size quilts!

My yearly state fair photos include horse riders competing in pole bending, which  I previously tried and enjoyed during some riding lessons a few years back.

 Pole Bending photos from The Minnesota State Fair

Pole Bending competition: Go as fast as possible up and back between the poles with out knocking them over while on horseback. It’s exhilarating!

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Pole Bending Competition Minnesota State Fair 2014 © CKatt 2014

Pole Bending Competition Minnesota State Fair 2014 © CKatt 2014

I am sharing this with the Fiesta Friday crew over at The Novice Gardener‘s blog, who are providing the scrumptious recipes each Friday.

Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

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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7 Responses to Minnesota State Fair 2014 = Minnesota Cooks + Horse Pole Bending Photos

  1. skd says:

    It was fun to see the fair through your eyes. the horse jockey pictures look like watching a video when scrolled fast. Good job 🙂

  2. Pingback: Courtesan au Chocolat | Fiesta Friday #42 | The Novice Gardener

  3. Hilda says:

    It looks like a great fair. I try to get to some of our local ones – relatively small – but I always learn something.

  4. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says:

    I want to go! That looks like SO much fun! I was lucky enough to score a magazine with local restaurant’s recipes once too, at a home show, I was so excited!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Fiesta Friday, have a great weekend!

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