A little bit of history on the Minnesota State Fair before I begin. The first Minnesota State Fair was held in 1859 near what became downtown Minneapolis. This was a year after Minnesota was granted statehood. Today, often referred as the “Great Minnesota Get Together”, the annual Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destination in the region. The fair attracts nearly 1.8 million visitors annually. The fair is always held 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day. The 2016 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug 25 – Sept 5. There are many reasons why I love the Minnesota State Fair, but for me it’s simply all about the food. Each year, I look forward to the State Fair new foods list to find out what new creations have been concocted. I often attempt to try one or two items from that list along with my usual favorites. And this year, was no different.