First light at the State Fair

Sports & Leisure Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 From left, Emily Stocker, 13, of Jordan, Minn. and her friend Erika Schneider, 16, of Belle Plaine, Minn. share a morning nap near their goats at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. Thursday, August 26, 2010. 
2 Sandy Ahlman cleans the windows of a concession cart at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, Minn. Friday, August 27, 2010. The cart, owned by Schroder Concessions, Inc., sells snacks including caramel apples and cotton candy. 
3 Wayde Watkin descends the Skyscraper midway ride after a morning inspection at the Minnesota State Fair Monday, August 30, 2010. Like all the rides at the fair, the Skyscraper is inspected every morning before being used. 
4 A good-natured argument about seating priority erupted at Salem Lutheran Church at the Minnesota State Fair Friday, August 27, 2010. The church diner draws large crowds for breakfast, with visitors often waiting in line for a seat in the morning. 
5 Visitors have a street to themselves at the Minnesota State Fair Monday, August 30, 2010.