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Thursday was opening day for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
Don Henley performed in concert on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair Thursday.
Minnesotans love their festivals. Readers share photos of everything from Fourth of July parades to Bean Hole Days.
First day at the Fair
It appears we're a thoughtful bunch, with a soft spot for nature and nostalgia, and a bent for the surreal. If the Minnesota State Fair awarded a grand prize at its annual Fine Arts exhibition, a very big ribbon would be pinned beside "The Annunciation."
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To avoid problems Sunday, fans should plan their routes to the game, allow extra time to get there and arrive early. Fans also are strongly encouraged to enter the gate designated on their ticket.