Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair is synonymous with butter sculptures, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand and the Dairy Goodness Bar, all sponsored by dairy producers through Midwest Dairy Association. As a top fair concession, the venture generates not only additional funds for supporting education efforts on the grounds like the Moo Booth and Miracle of Birth, but also draws media attention. When Princess Kay is crowned the night before the fair opens, everyone knows the fun is about to begin.
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This year’s finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named. The 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held in St. Joseph. Each of the 12 will be sculpted in butter during the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. Princess Kay is crowned each year the night before the State Fair opens.
Christine Reitsma, an 18-year-old college student from Sauk Centre, was crowned the 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds August 22.
This year’s Minnesota State Fair features delicious new offerings at the Dairy Goodness Bar, stories from Princess Kay finalists about what it’s like to grow up on a dairy farm, and chocolate milk and malts for the 1,500 participants of the State Fair’s Milk Run.
You’ve had cheese curds at the Minnesota State Fair, but never like this: The Dairy Goodness Bar, located in the Dairy Building, will now serve fresh cheese curds in two delicious flavors, white cheddar and zesty cheddar. The 4-oz. bags will cost $3.
Also new this year, the Dairy Goodness Bar is serving Greek yogurt in
Find out more about Midwest Dairy's popular Minnesota State Fair concessions.
This year’s Minnesota State Fair kicks off with the coronation of Princess Kay of the Milky Way on Wednesday evening, August 22, when reigning Princess Mary Zahurones of Pierz, representing Morrison County, will pass the crown on to one of 11 county dairy princesses vying for the title.
Meet the 2012 Princess Kay of the Milky Way candidates.
Read about the butter sculpting tradition at the Minnesota State Fair.
This year’s finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named. The young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held in St. Joseph.