Photos: State fair food and familiar traditions

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1 The Fresh French Fries Fairy entertains fry lovers at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Aug. 25, 2011. 
2 Fairgoers gather for the daily afternoon parade at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on August 25, 2011. 
3 Kristine Spadgenske (left) and Mary Zahurones, 2011 Princess Kay of the Milky Way, honor butter sculptor Linda Christensen (right) at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on August 25, 2011. They toasted Christensen (with milk) to celebrate her 40 years of sculpting likenesses out of butter. 
4 Fairgoers arrive for the first day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Aug. 25, 2011. 
5 Larry Schultz, left, and others cut onions at the Midway Men's Club booth at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Schultz said they will cut up more than 200 pounds of onions. 
6 Robert Fox makes mini donuts at Grandstand Mini-Donuts at the Minnesota State Fain in Falcon Heights, Minn., on August 25, 2011. 
7 Sweet-corn ice cream with caramel-bacon sauce from the Blue Moon Diner at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on August 25, 2011. 
8 Corn on the cob from the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on August 25, 2011. 
9 Chocolate-covered jalapenos at Andre's Watermelon at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on August 25, 2011.