What’s your favorite Minnesota State Fair food (on a stick)?

A Minnesota State Fair watermelon display from 1895.
Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society
A Minnesota State Fair watermelon display from 1895.

This contest has ended. See below for the winner.

It never really felt like summer, yet here it is: State Fair time. The folks at the fair posted the 2009 Food Finder last week to assist in finding your way from the deep-fried candy bar on a stick booth to the Scotch eggs on a stick booth.

MinnPost followers on Twitter, in a time when the subjects of health care and the obesity epidemic are front-page news, I invite you to proudly declare (tweet) your favorite Minnesota State Fair food! I, personally, vow to not leave the fairgrounds this year without inhaling the one-third pound slab of bacon, carmelized in maple syrup, and served, of course, on a stick.

Join Twitter, follow MinnPost, and tweet your answer, remembering to add #mp140 to your tweet. One Twitterer will receive two tickets to the 2009 Renaissance Festival in Shakopee. Winner will be announced Friday morning.

This week’s winner:

mmiller404 Deep Fried Twinkie. Mixes everything, junk food, battered, fried, on a stick. State Fair Food in a nutshell. Can’t wait. #MP140

Honorable mentions:

iamdez It would have to be “a stick” it goes well with everything from fruit to deep fried snicker bars. And it’s all over the fair. #mp140

matlobi FavreWaffles with free flip flops. #mp140

Entries:

ldgagner fave state fair food — of my dreams — prontopups with veggie dogs — why can’t they offer that?! #mp140

rohn cheese curds!! The best are across the street from the Butterfly House. #mp140

shopaholicchic Hands down the Wisconsin Cheese Curds! They don’t make ’em like that anywhere else. & fresh rum taffy. #mp140

iamdez It would have to be “a stick” it goes well with everything from fruit to deep fried snicker bars. And it’s all over the fair. #mp140

bznbdad australian battered potatoes + summit on tap #mp140

knowledgemama My fave MN State Fair Food? Australian Beer Battered Potatoes with Ranch. Yummy! #mp140

jbernMN #mp140 the Gizmo Sandwich is the best thing going at the MN State Fair

gwyndolyn I’ll be contributing to the obesity epidemic with a bucket of sweet martha’s cookies, a rice kristie bar and wash it down w/ a beer :)#mp140

mmiller404 Deep Fried Twinkie. Mixes everything, junk food, battered, fried, on a stick. State Fair Food in a nutshell. Can’t wait. #MP140

holtzk It might not be the glitziest item on the menu but you can’t go wrong with a good ol’ deep fried corn dog. #mp140

wendy5by5 #mp140: Favorite MN State Fair food is definitely the pork chop on a stick. How do they get it to taste like a steak?

matlobi FavreWaffles with free flip flops. #mp140

CGrothaus #mp140: Hands down, the melt-in-your-mouth pork chops on a stick. Yeah, plural, because no one can eat only one.

wtongen #mp140: Favorite MN State Fair food? Bacon on stick, pronto pup (not just any corn dog) & the Honey Ice cream w/sunflower seeds

back4good My fav is the old standby: cheese curds. Don’t know why, but they’re just better at the Great MN Get Together! #mp140

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Martha Grant on 08/19/2009 - 05:23 pm.

    While the twisted sister, corn on the cob and walleye-on-a-stick are all as tasty as they come, I have to go with the classic corn dog (NOT pronto pup) – with the slightly sweet batter and the salty dog, you can’t beat it.

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