Monday, August 25, 2008

Fun at the Fair...

On Saturday we took Owen to the State Fair. The State Fair is a pretty big deal in Minnesota. 12 days of fun and food on a stick. Owen was excited about riding the bus and seeing some animals. We always begin our day by going through the Creative Activities building which includes all the entries of baked goods, canned goods and tapestry, jewelry and wood creations. It's one of my favorite stops. Then we go on to the education building. This year we got to see Marjorie Johnson. Marjorie is a big deal in MN because she's won over 2,000 blue ribbons for her state fair entries. This year she was promoting her cookbook (you can see it if you click her link) . We bought the cookbook and took a picture with her.


She has appeared on a bunch of TV shows including Jay Leno. She is a spit fire of a woman and so much fun to watch. Her book has a couple of chapters about her life and how she got started in the fair business. It's a good read as well as full of her blue ribbon recipes.

Owen also had a great time trying out all the John Deere tractors and seeing some sheep and horses. (Those photos another day).

Our visit wasn't too long because Morgan had to work the toastmasters booth from 3-6 and we were going to my mom's to celebrate her birthday, which is today! Happy Birthday Mom! Today we are going to the zoo with her!

8 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Sounds like fun! I'm looking forward to our state fair in October. :) Happy birthday to your Mom! Hope you all have fun at the zoo!

emily said...

Looks like so much fun! I also can't wait til our local fair in late September...there is something about the smell of the food at a fair!

A Wonderful World said...

I puffy red heart food on a stick!

Noelia said...

I love fairs! Seems like there was a lot of variety and fun things for everyone to do.

muirwoodsue said...

I love the state fair, there is so much to do and see. Glad you had fun and say Happy Birthday to your Mom.
Sue (2peas)

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Hope you all had fun at the zoo!

The fair sounds wonderful. We don't have anything like that out here anymore. Many moons ago they did. Like the famous Worlds Fair took place in Flushing Meadows. No more! Oh well.

I've seen Marjorie on Leno. She is a little spitfire thats for sure. Love the photos of her with Morgan and Owen.

Janet said...

I've heard good things about the MN state fair! And I've seen that lady on Jay Leno, but I didn't know she was a blue ribbon cook! Great pics...thanks for sharing!

toners said...

What fun! I hope your mom had a terrific birthday :)