We are now definitely in sweater weather, so I thought this would be a good time to post about the summer! One of my favorite parts of summer is the Minnesota State Fair. If you have never been, you need to book your ticket tomorrow and come next summer. You will not regret it. Unless you dislike huge crowds. Then you might regret it. But nonetheless there is great food, things to see, and people to watch. And if need be, I can point out the best spots to chill away from the crowds. The Minnesota State Fair should really consider introducing an introvert corner, but maybe that's just me.
For the past few years, I've entered the baking and fine arts competition. This year I had entries accepted in both categories! The Saturday before the fair, bakers bring in their bake goods to be judged and it's incredibly fun. I go in with the attitude "it never hurts to try!" and so far that's worked out for me. This year my white cake received a second place and my chocolate chip cookies received fifth place!
I also entered a photo in the fine art competition. I was incredibly thrilled to be picked for the exhibit and was shocked to receive an honorable mention. That giant pink ribbon is no joke.
The Fair was so much fun this year and if you ever get the chance I hope you can go, too. Please see below for additional photos from my trip to the fair!