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This blog poorly maintained by Brian Lebakken

Welcome to, the first blog dedicated to the Minnesota State Fair. Since 2000, I've attended the fair (almost) every day. Why?  Because I can, I want to, and I have OCD.

Thanks to Covid, I missed both the 2020 and 2021 fairs, but this year...  I'm back.  At least some of it...

Click on a day to see pictures of that day, or go back in time to previous years' fairs.

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"If all the idiots in all the villages left their villages and formed their own village of idiots...  In that village, Brian would be the village idiot."


 - Village Voice


Daisy Mae (back left), Sammy (front)[passed away in 2020], Maddy (right) [passed away in 2015]

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