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August 25 message

Good Morning. As we all know, the Minnesota State Fair starts today. Special thanks goes out to all of our staff at county and regional offices who have spent many hours on all of the work that results in young people experiencing the State Fair through the 4-H educational programs.

Here is this years' version of State Fair trivia. If you think you know the correct answers, feel free to reply to this blog. I will post the correct answers next week.

Thanks, Bob

State Fair Trivia - 2011

1. Which fair food contains the most calories?

2. On average, what's the total number of corn dogs typically consumed by fair visitors each year?

3. In acres, how large is the fairgrounds?

4. When was the Pronto Pup introduced at the State Fair?

5. How long would it take the average cow to produce all the milk served during the fair's 12-day run at the All-You-Can-Drink milk booth?

6. Dan Patch Avenue on the State Fairgrounds was named after whom?

7. In what year was the first Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned?

8. At what attraction can kids feed a chicken, stroll through an apple orchard and "purchase" produce all while learning about the Minnesota agricultural process?

9. What special event took place at the fairgrounds on June 20, 1910?

10. Where can you find 100 State Fair coupons offering savings on food, merchandise and attractions?

11. What year was the first Minnesota State Fair held?

12. When did the State Fair attendance first top the one million mark?

13. Which United States President gave one of his most famous speeches at the State Fair?

14. Who broke the all-time record for the most tickets sold to a single Grandstand show?

15. What are the two oldest buildings on the fairgrounds?

16. Approximately, how many rolls of toilet paper are used during the fair?

17. What is the oldest ride on the fairgrounds?

18. What famous author described the Minnesota State Fair in his poem, "A Night at the Fair" in 1928?

19. How much butter is used to sculpt the likeness of Princess Kay of the Milky Way?

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