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Oink Booth hats: Paper hats given away at the Oink Booth in the Swine Barn, ca. 2012. The pink pig-eared hats were originally handed out by the Department of Agriculture in the 1990s and then by the Oink Booth starting in 1995.  (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair)
Remembering past State Fair fads
August 24, 2014 - 11:34pm
August 29, 2013
Jayden Johnson, 10, digs into roasted corn, one of his favorite foods available at the Minnesota State Fair. The corn,  a fair tradition for many, is grown in Minnesota. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Amid anything and everything on a stick, vendors at the State Fair look to mix things up with food grown by Minn. producers
August 29, 2013 - 11:34pm
August 13, 2011
Dan Hable, left, and Lenin Marqez make a fresh batch of Tiny Tim's Donuts Friday at the Kandiyohi County Fair. Tribune photo by TJ Jerke
From french fries to klub, food sales grow with crowd
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Will Danielson of Longview, Texas, from left, Craig Holden of Fargo, N.D., and his brother, Lance Holden of Wilton, N.D., work high above the main stage Tuesday at the Sonshine Festival site in Willmar. The trio agreed that they volunteer at the Christian music event in order to "give back" for the blessings they have received in life. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Sonshine: Behind the scenes: Volunteers, vendors prepare for annual Willmar music festival
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
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