Photos: Skulls at the State Fair

Arts & Culture Nikki Tundel · ·

1 The funhouse "Ghost Pirates" is a popular stop on the Kidway at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
2 Brent Brager created this oak carving titled "Appointment," which is on display in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fair. The piece received fourth place in its category. 
3 Skull decals are sold alongside stuffed animals and kids' cowboy hats at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
4 Metal skulls are for sale in the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair. 
5 The International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair offers Mexican folk art, including a variety of skeletons and skulls. 
6 A fairgoer takes a photo of artist Thomas Reif's art competition entry "Seven in One Blow" inside the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
7 The Creative Activities Building at the Minnesota State Fair showcases a number of skull-themed contest entries. 
8 The Kidway at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights boasts many images of pirate skulls. 
9 The oil painting "Modern Hamlet" by Jon Burns is showcased in the Fine Arts Building at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. 
10 In addition to pink and purple tutus, the Fairy Finery booth at the Minnesota State Fair sells girls' clothing adorned with skulls and crossbones. 
11 Entries in the 4-H general exhibits category at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair include everything from an axe to top hat-wearing skull. 
12 Among the merchandise for sale in the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand are skull-print scarves.