Minnesota State Fair - Ellie Wannemacher Photography

Minnesota State Fair

September 1, 2017

The State Fair runs for two weeks leading up to Labor Day, and I don't think it's an exaggeration to say Minnesotans are on the whole obsessed with it. I tend to spend the summer thinking no way no how-- too hot, too crowded. I have no interest in standing in line for 45 minutes for a fried-whatever-on-a-stick, and at eight months pregnant (ok, all the time) some of those rides scare the apple pie out of me. 

But.

Two things drew me in this year-- my son is at an age where I knew he'd enjoy seeing the animals, and the opportunity for photographs was hard to resist too. So, I called in Grandpa for reinforcement (my husband won't touch the Fair with a 50-foot pole) and we went! Here are some of my favorite images from the day.

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