At 6 am fair fans were already lining up in anticipation of the opening day of the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. The first person in the door had been waiting since 11pm the night before. What followed was a sun-filled day filled with all the excitement of the Grandstand, vendors hawking insane foods, baked goods on display, weird seed art, plenty of livestock and all that glorious people watching.
All the familiar fun is back: the midway rides, the Freddy Kruger breakdancing outside the haunted house, the rapid-fire sales pitches inside the Grandstand - even that MyPillow guy was on site.
Eater braved the crowds on a perfectly sunny 70 degree kick-off to the fair to capture all the sites, scenes and ridiculous foods.