Russ, the vendor next to us had this great cutout for sale!! It sold to a couple who love to do outside entertaining - they thought they would have a lot of fun with it! Doesn't Mike look like he is enjoying this?? Sometimes I have to twist his arm to put up with me!
Peter had a few straw hats for sale - I borrowed one when the sun got to be a little much for me! I had a great view sitting atop Peter's truck!
Meet John - when of my favoritest vendors. Not there always - but he always has stuff I want - rusty, metal, unusual - and is always willing to wheel and deal!
There are all kinds of foods to buy too - like this Minnesota made gourmet mustard - and then there are the fruit and vegetable stands, the kettle corn, the cheese curds, the corn dogs, the PORK CHOPS - oh yeah, you can smell them from one end to the other and they are soooo good!! There are also mini donuts, turkey drumsticks and the food house which does breakfasts and burgers.
This is in front of my favorite place - the brat stand outside the food building. These brats are Wild Rice brats made in Clearwater. If you are not from Minnesota perhaps you haven't experienced Wild Rice - kind of a Minnesota tradition. And when you add it to a brat - the best thing EVER!!! If you can't get enough of them, go to McDonald's Meats in Clearwater - you won't regret it!!
Some of the crowds looking out from Peter's set up!