Photos: 2011 Minnesota State Fair Moments

Arts & Culture Nikki Tundel · ·

1 Aubrey Kerkaert, 7, participates in the Novice Swine Competition at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Aug. 29, 2011. 
2 Joel Miller demonstrates 19th-century blacksmithing techniques at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Sept. 4, 2011. 
3 Marta Christmann's seed-based shoes won a blue ribbon in the Seed Art Competition at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
4 Cotton candy being made and eaten at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Sept. 4, 2011. 
5 Not all sheep enjoy being sheared, as evidenced by this one at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Aug. 29, 2011. 
6 Maliyah Shaffer, 5, watches in the mirror as a stylist at the Fair-Do Booth at the Minnesota State Fair gives her a (temporary) new look. 
7 Trampoline performers put on a show at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Sept. 4, 2011. 
8 Making mini-donuts outside the grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Aug. 25, 2011. 
9 A yearling waits to be groomed as 4-H member Rachel Stoterau does some texting in the cattle barn at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Aug. 26, 2011. 
10 Visitors fill the streets at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Aug. 27, 2011. 
11 An alpaca competes in a 4-H costume contest at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Aug. 31, 2011. 
12 Fairgoers check out artist Gene Olson's "Got Dat Fire Een Da Belly" entry in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Sept. 4, 2011. 
13 Goats compete for dominance of their pen at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Sept. 2, 2011. 
14 Amusement rides shine against the evening sky at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 4, 2011.