The Minnesota State Fair is the largest state fair in the United States by daily attendance and the second-largest state fair in terms of total attendance, second only to Texas. Minnesotans will be quick to point out that Texas’ state fair runs for almost a month, whereas the Great Minnesota Get-Together lasts for the twelve days leading up to & including Labor Day. If you are not from Minnesota, Texas, or Iowa, I forgive you for not understanding the seriousness of these claims, as I treated this fact with a “yes, and?” for quite some time. I am here to tell you, I “yes, and?” no longer—as a newly adorned Minnesota resident (although I am still waiting on my actual driver’s license instead of a random folded up piece of paper with my name on it), I am officially all-in on the Minnesota State Fair. Did you know that 38% of Minnesotans go to the State Fair every year? That is some numbers! I was part of that percentage!