Minnesota State Fair Part 2 – September 2016

My second trip  to the Minnesota state Fair was Friday, September 1. The weather was cool and comfortable. (Yes, dear reader I go more than once a year. It’s that big and that much fun.) Reporting Friday September 2, 2016 at the fair to my dear friend, Linda, in Goose Creek, South Carolina from the Minnesota State Fair, the goal was to distract her from the torrential rains and winds that are sweeping through her area of the USA at the same time that I enjoyed the fair. Without the technology of a smart phone it would not have been possible to share some highlights.

From earlier in the week at the Education Building display were the Minnesota students’ art display. Lots of Ribbons were given. It was inspiring to see such quality work from around the state. (I was an art teacher, at one time.) 

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Minnesota State Fair Student Artwork 2016

There are many areas of competition throughout the Minnesota state Fair. The day started with a visit to the Coliseum to take in some of the Western Horse Competitions and look at the vendors’ booths. The leatherwork on the bench pictured above was just extraordinary. 

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I took a few pictures indoors during the Western Riding under 17 years competition. Standing next to me was the father of this young lady. The competitors put their horses through a series of paces along the arena wall. Every time she passed he would coach her in a low quiet voice. He looked at me and said, “Kids.” I smiled. All were doing their very best. I thought of the patience and devotion all the riders put into their efforts to win the competition and the parents who supported them.  At that moment, thinking about the discipline to learn to ride, the care of these beautiful animals and the support of the family brought together in the State Fair spoke volumes to me about a way of educating “Kids”.

To be continued!

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen. 

Have a fine day, wherever you may be.

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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