It's Tix Season!
Our Mighty Midway - this year's donation to the Minnesota State Fair Foundation's "Taste Of The Fair" fundraiser.
Josephine, almost 4, contemplates her ride.
Washington County Fair
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Wayne, from Columbus, Ohio "I fill 'em until they tell me to quit." Wayne estimated he had filled about 8 cases of 12 in each case. "I'm on the road about 6-8 months - Ohio, Miami, Wisconsin, Minnesota."
Michael and Mike, both from Columbus, Ohio, stock the winnings at the basketball toss. "This is an easy game," says Michael. "How's it looking?"
The classic Zipper. In repose
"Not responsible for articles" says the baskets in front of the Zipper.
The crew at the "Star Dart" stocks the game with the big prizes. "Everyone wins something," says owner Mike, on the ladder. "The more you play, the larger prize you can get."
Hot, heavy work. Not all fun and games.
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A little sneak peak.
The finishing touches. Placing the flags on the Crazy Mouse at the Minnesota State Fair. High fives to high-flyers Miguel and Rolando.
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Every Opening Day.
Every opening day, Tim wins 12 giant stuffed animals and gives them away on the fairgrounds to some very special people, including Heidi and her father, Bill. "I've been doing this for years," says Tim. "I love making people happy. It makes me happy."
"The Midway is onto me," he smiles. "They cut me off now after 12. I have two more to give away after Heidi chooses which one she wants."
Heidi chose the purple sloth.
How to hold a chicken.
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The Casual Poultry Pose
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