I had to go and see my first-ever entry. I entered this tatted doily in the state fair after receiving a blue AND a sweepstakes ribbon at the county fair. I received a second place ribbon at the state fair - pretty fun for the first time trying!
I have no idea why my doily took second place over that top one - it is as gorgeous as the first place one.
An edging took first place in the clothing accessory lot:
And some other tatting I found was in the quilting. These blocks appear to all be old hankies with tatted edges:
The other place to enter tatting is under Needlecrafts - lunch and dinner cloths and table runners and centerpieces, judged with crochet and knitting. This is where I originally saw the only place to enter tatting - but figured out where my entry belonged at the last minute. This is the only tatted piece I saw in this category - large and beautiful!
Most everything at the Minnesota State Fair revolves around FOOD! I enjoyed apple cider from Minnesota grown apples, garlic fries, deep fried cheese curds, deep fried dill pickles, shrimp cocktail, and a mojito :) Yum. Enough grease to make my heart hurt from grease clogged arteries!
We have everything (not just food, but mostly food) "ON-A-STICK". Some of it sounds weird, but most of it is funny, creative marketing. Do other state fairs do this? I had to take photos and make a collage - it was fun to take pictures of every sign of food "on-a-stick" I saw, and these are definitely not all of them!
Other things "on-a-stick" - a quilt on a stick competition with a theme each year:
and this cracked me up:
(OK, so I have a weird sense of humor.)