Posts Tagged ‘MN State Fair’

Last Postcard Friendship Friday, my daughter and I were at the Minnesota State Fair having fun.  I, of course, went to see the old vintage postcard boards entered in competition in the Creative Arts Building.  The postcards on them are always very interesting to view as sets/groups.  I took pictures, but they didn’t turn out.  Bummer.  I came across something else I thought you might find fun though.  Read on.

I also saw the butter sculpting of the Milky Way Dairy Princesses (head busts only).  Butter sculpting has been a MN State Fair tradition for around 30 years.  On the way out of the building, I picked up an psuedo advertising postcard for the Midwest Dairy Association I just had to share.


Butter-Fy Advertising Postcard picked up from MN State Fair

On the back, it gives directions on how to “Butter-Fy” yourself.  The directions aren’t quite right though.  Instead of selecting the “Butter-fy Yourself” link once on the Midwest Dairy page, select the “Visit us at MidwestDairy.com” link.  I tried to Butter-Fy myself, but my pic wasn’t in the right format.  I’ll try again though.  If I get it to work, I’ll post the results.

ButterFy Yourself Postcard Back

Back of Butter-Fy Yourself Advertising Postcard picked up at the MN State Fair

Have fun.  Butter-Fy yourself.

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The Minnesota State Fair is fast approaching.  It starts August 26th and goes to Labor Day.  I never miss the postcard exhibits in the Creative Arts Building.  I can always find antique and vintage postcards I’ve LOVE to include in my personal collection; especially the real photo ones.  I always wonder where they find these scarce postcards.  I also visit:

the rabbits (the little ones are sooo cute and soft),

1908 M. Stocks Rabbit Postcard

horse barns (I’m going to try and see the miniature horses this year),

H. Payne Oilette Horse Postcard

flower competitions in the 4-H building (especially the MN State Florist Association displays which usually has a toy train running thru it)

Tuck Asiatic Lily PostcardArt Deco Easter Postcard, White Roses

the miracle of birth center (baby animals are soooo darling), butter carvings of the Milky Way Princesses, and of course the milk booth (all you can drink for a buck).  Ooooh, almost forgot.  My diet can wait; gotta have my Tom Thumb donuts.  Yum Yum.

See you there!

** Here’s a link to an article about Iowa State Fair postcards, by postcardy (a member of my blogroll).

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