Minnesota…on a stick! by stegaliu
September 12, 2009, 8:24 am
Filed under: Family, Holidays, Misc

If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting the Minnesota State Fair then you already know that one of their claims to fame are the multitude of things available “on a stick”.  Now some things see very straightforward.  Things like


cotton candy and


hot dogs.

But then things take a turn for the wierd.  Could I interest you in some…


Teriyaki ostrich.

Or perhaps some


pork chops

(show here with the original food on a stick, the Jumbo Smoked Turkey Leg).

Or how about some


Spaghetti and Meatballs!

What does spaghetti and meatballs look like on a stick?  Glad you asked.  We did too.


(It was underwhelming, tastewise)

Eating food on a stick just makes life better.  You don’t need a plate.  You can run about town doing errands while enjoying your so-and-so on a stick.  Sticks are biodegradable!  See!  You are being green by eating on a stick.  And isn’t being green and environmentally conscious what the Minnesota State Fair is all about?  Well, it’s really more about…


Live piglet birth!

Anywho, back to the sticks.  By far and away the favorites of the day were…




(with this disclaimer)

and, drumroll please……………….



Yes, folks.  That is beer on a stick.  And when you are done you have your very own paddle!


Some folks even come dressed to face the “on a stick” onslaught, like this guy…


There are so many foods on a stick at the fair that I’ll just give you the gallery to browse through.  My personal favorite (just to say because it sounds like it should be in a Dr. Seuss book) is Walleye, in a bun, on a stick, in a boat.

Enjoy the gallery below and I’ll leave you with my other personal favorite…


Johnny on a stick!  Tastes delicious!


3 Comments so far
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did you ever find a whole fried pickle on a stick?

Comment by nell

No! You were right. It was fried pickle chips (which we did have) and Naked Pickle on a stick. Which there should be a photo of.

Comment by Kirstin

i don’t think a blog post has ever made me so happy. stuff-on-a-stick heaven!

Comment by elizabeth

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