Even as a non-Minnesota native, I understand the significance and beauty of the Minnesota State Fair. Hey, any event that is based almost entirely around food cannot be anything less than amazing. I didn’t go last year as I was teaching in Nebraska but I am dying to try all the new foods on a stick this year and….well, let’s face it, the food is why I’m going. I tried doing the swing chair thing once that brings you up and goes around in a circle. Should be relaxing and easy, right? WRONG. It was windy and terrifying and made me sweat like I was running a marathon in Phoenix, Arizona. So yeah, this year I will stick to eating one of the many new foods added to the state fair. Um, there’s deep fried pickles with powdered sugar on it and a chocolate dipping sauce. It could be wonderful! Or disgusting! But I’m so intrigued that I want, no NEED, to give it a try.