The Minnesota State Fair recently got huge props from Newsweek Magazine as being voted one of the Best Late Summer Festivals" in the world!  Can you believe that? Our little every type of food you can eat on a stick great Minnesota get together is one of the Top 10 in the World! I love this so much.

According to Bring Me The News the folks at Newsweek wrote "One of the largest state fairs in the U.S., the 'Great Minnesota Get-Together' is Americana at its best. For 12 days, more than 2 million people roam the 322-acre grounds taking in the 4H livestock competitions, swap meets, auctions, concerts and other carnival attractions."

Some of the other festivals in the Top 10 worth noting are:

  •  World Body Painting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria July 11–13  Tens of thousands gather together to paint, be painted and celebrate visual culture.
  • Taiwan International Balloon Festival: Luye Highland, Taiwan, June 29–August 12 The skies above Taiwan are full of huge colorful hot air balloons during this month-and-a-half-long festival which includes flying shows, balloon rides, a night-glow concert, balloon wedding celebrations and a summer camp.
  • White Nights Festival: St. Petersburg Russia July 11-14  This annual summer festival occurs during the natural phenomenon when the sky remains light throughout the night. It celebrates classical ballet, opera and orchestral music and culminates in a spectacular display of fireworks.