Monday, September 03, 2007

Goin' to the fair...

It's definitely fair season. Alicia wrote about the Oregon State fair and Kyra wrote about the same fair that I went to, the Minnesota State Fair. So now it's my turn. We used to live so close to the fair that we would ride our bikes, now we live a city away, but we still try to make the trek each year to the "Great Minnesota Get Together". As you can see, we were there at a relatively quiet time, early on Sunday morning. Lowell got a big kick out of all the tractors on machinery hill. My mom and I always love going in the Creative Arts building. Many, many gorgeous quilts and lots of other inspiring crafts. Remember this sock monkey dress from Craft-O-Rama last year? Look at what Rebecca Yaker had at the fair! Check out sockmonkey.com for more.
There was also an informative apron display. I learned more about aprons than I know what to do with. I included pics of a few of the signs for all of you apron lover's out there.Another favorite is the Horticultural Building, especially the seed art room. Look at these amazing pictures entirely made of seeds!!And the vintage seed bags were cool.The honey room and all of the products made of honey just make me smile:) Yummy!And the colors of salt water taffy are true eye candy. All in all, quite a morning at the fair! I can almost start counting the hours until Junk Bonanza. Stay tuned next post for my interview with half of the dynamic duo who are the JunkMarket ladies!

9 comments:

Paul-ene said...

Oh my gosh......I never go to the fair but now have seen others blogs on going and almost convinced to go next year. ha!

My boy would love the machinery area too.

Great pixs of the Great Minnesota get together!

Lilli said...

What Fun! The Fair is just the perfect thing to do this time of year. I should look up what's going on around these parts.

Are you all ready to be the Belle of the JunkMarket ball? I'm looking forward to the interview :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The sock monkey creations made me giggle. What a hoot! Gotta love that salt water taffy too!

BonnieRose said...

sounds like u had so much fun.. good for u!

m i c h e l l e said...

Fun fun pictures Kari! We try to go to our county fair every year and it's always a hoot! Did you have the deep fried twinkies? :-)

Junie Moon said...

I read the post about the Oregon State Fair and now I'm enjoying your fair news. You've inspired me to attend the upcoming Arizona State Fair--my husband and I have now slated that on our calendar.

Thank you!

KARA said...

wow what a fantastic fair we don't have things like that in the UK, i am super jealous.
kara
xx

Loretta said...

Great post! I haven't been to a fair since we left Memphis 7 years ago.

Your new banner is just gorgeous!

jessi nagy said...

hey kari.
boy do i miss the mn state fair.
roasted corn. martha's cookies and all the eye candy!!!! that sock monkey stuff is a riot. c ya soon.
jessi nagy
www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com