Since 1859, the Great Minnesota Get Together has been the main attraction, bringing tens of thousands of Minnesotans to the Twin Cities. There have only been a handful of times that Minnesota hasn't hosted the fair since its inception — including during the Civil War; in 1945, due to war-time fuel shortages; and because of a polio epidemic in 1946. (Photo: Megan Willett) Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-minnesota-state-fair-is-the-best-2013-9?op=1#ixzz2se9RtzGX
THE TRAGIC TWELVE: 9. Chocolate Chili Ice Cream | $5 | R Ice Cream One of our least favorite fair food types is The Tease: It talks a big game and doesn’t deliver. While there was a smidge of lingering heat at the end of each bite of this ice cream, it was forgettable, as was the mediocre ice cream itself.