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Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2018


Throughout the 2018 fair season, I couldn’t help but shake the feeling that it was the last hurrah.  I know I’ll get some quality sightings in the years to come, but the tectonic shift from tobacco to vape products seemed … Continue reading

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Trevor Brings In The New Year With The Family


A few yards in front of the entryway of Leonardo’s Italian Steakhouse in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Trevor McPherson and Lauren Nelson stood near the curb with their teeth chattering, miserable as they braved the raw early evening cold … Continue reading

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2018 Minnesota State Fair, Day 2


I successfully threaded the needle with the weather the entire 2018 fair season, and once again got lucky with the Saturday of Labor Day weekend which was the one dry day for a long stretch of very rainy days in … Continue reading

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2018 Minnesota State Fair, Day 1


Birthdays are never fun after 30 and are really not fun after 40, but if you have to turn 41 years old, there’s no better way to do it than a nice weather day at the Minnesota State Fair.  As … Continue reading

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2018 Missouri State Fair


Whew!  It’s been three days since my Saturday at the Missouri State Fair as I start writing this and I’m still trying to catch my breath.  The comparatively rural setting of Missouri’s fair means more limited attendance than what I … Continue reading

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2018 Iowa State Fair, Day 2


Every year I make a journey after work, usually on Wednesday, for a half-day, reduced-price visit to the Iowa State Fair.  All too often, Wednesday is the deadest night at the fair and in the previous two years my sightings … Continue reading

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2018 Iowa State Fair, Day 1


At least for me, weather is the primary catalyst for morale at the beginning of a state fair smoking fetish day, so with a sunny and rain-free Saturday forecast for my first day at the Iowa State Fair on August … Continue reading

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2018 Local County Fair


Tuesday In the not so distant past, I walked into the first night of my local county fair in southern Minnesota elated, thrilled that the fair season was officially underway and full of confidence that incredible sightings were inevitable.  In … Continue reading

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Breanna Grooms A Protege


Alexis Sampson walked down the familiar corridor of Dirks Financial, her long-time workplace in suburban St. Louis, with a late elementary aged brunette girl in a T-shirt and jeans walking next to her, shyly leering ahead awaiting the formal arrival … Continue reading

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Minnesota State Fair Overview


The Minnesota State Fair is my favorite sightings venue of the year.  It has been delivering for me consistently since I was a boy and has been the source of a long list of my best sightings of all-time.  Going … Continue reading

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MNSF #1. The 1996 State Fair Girls Who Escalated My Fetish


My smoking fetish was officially born on the sunny mid-afternoon hours on August 28, 1996, only three days after my 19th birthday, and three days before I left for my freshman year of college. And given the intensity my fetish … Continue reading

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MNSF #2. The Best Early Teen Smoker Girl of All-Time Puffing Away With Grandpa


As stated previously, I couldn’t stay very long at the fair on the dreary Friday in 2000 due to a commitment that evening and really didn’t want to stay very long given the weather, but in the final half hour … Continue reading

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MNSF #3. Brunette Babe With An Insatiable Cigar Addiction


I had just taken my early evening rest at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair, my greatest day of MNSF fetishing of all time, and after about 20 minutes of resting my aching body, decided it was time to begin my … Continue reading

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MNSF #4. Teen Smoking Krista Clone Corrupts Unattractive Friend And Smokes While She Eats


My 2006 visit to the Minnesota State Fair reached an uncharted level of hotness compared to prior years, both in terms of quality and quantity. I had hit the “sightings century mark” at an astounding 6:30 p.m., at least three … Continue reading

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MNSF #5. Lindsey Tortures Her Teen Friend With Cigarette


In the evening hours that wrapped up my second evening at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair, I scored more than a half dozen blockbuster sightings, several of which are on this list, and the quality of the blockbusters just kept … Continue reading

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MNSF #6. The Original Minnesota State Fair Cigarette Molester


There were no shortage of unforgettable moments at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair, but this monster epic from the late afternoon was one of the high points, not only of this year but of my entire Minnesota State Fair experience.  … Continue reading

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MNSF #7. Flirting And Smoking With the DJ On Live Radio


Here’s another epic sighting from the early evening of the 2001 Minnesota State Fair, only about 15 minutes after I scored my #18 sighting from this list.  I was walking past this radio station broadcasting live and interacting with people … Continue reading

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MNSF #8. Only 14 And Blowing Smoke at the Cops


Another epic from the 2007 Minnesota State Fair, and in this case the most memorable 30th birthday gift the fair would provide me that day.  I was journeying towards the midway in the late afternoon hours of that fine day … Continue reading

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MNSF #9. Storing Up on Nicotine Before The Hinder Concert


My first day at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair was fairly unsubstantial for most of the day, but around 6 p.m. in my final hour of sightings before meeting up with the family I scored a monster blockbuster that changed … Continue reading

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MNSF #10. Mother And Early Teen Daughter Sighting Is Throwback To A Better Era


While the daytime hours during my second day at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair produced a pretty good clip of sightings, there weren’t many that really blew my mind….with one incredible exception in the mid-afternoon.  The moment that still seems … Continue reading

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