I didn’t make a big deal about it last month but you all know that I wasn’t happy about the announcement that there won’t be a State Fair this year. I certainly understand the decision and actually agree with it, but it’s still sad for me. I’ll miss the animals and the people-watching, the entertainment and so some extent, the food. However I’m not one of those folks who “has” to have fair food (well, except for the Hawaiian Shave Ice).
Over the last couple of weeks a Facebook group for Fair Food Finds has popped up; lots of the fair food vendors are setting up in various places around the Twin Cities and there are lots of posts about when and where you can go get your pronto pups, cheese curds, mini-donuts and lots of other yummies.
At first I was excited about this and thought it might be a fun road trip for YA and me. But it seems like everything is REALLY far away from us – Stillwater, Elk River, Elko and the like. I somehow can’t get worked up about driving quite that far for fair food. A two-hour roundtrip for mini donuts doesn’t pass muster as a good use of time and gas. I’ll keep watching the posts but I’m not confident that I’ll be eating any fair food favorites any time soon. Rats.
Any foods that would get you to take a roadtrip?