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Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2017


Just looking at the raw numbers from my 2017 fairgrounds sightings haul, it would seem as though I had a very disappointing year.  After all, the 652 sightings I scored during this year’s fair season represents a 13% decline from … Continue reading

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Trevor And The Family Get Snowed In


The homey peacefulness of a quiet December evening filled the air inside the McPherson home in the early Thursday evening hours, a comfortable 70 degrees indoors in contrast to the darkness and chill of a Minnesota winter only a few … Continue reading

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2017 Minnesota State Fair, Day 2


Another fairgrounds sightings season went into the history books yesterday with my second day at the Minnesota State Fair, which is almost always my most prolific sightings day of the year because of the outrageous crowds the Minnesota State Fair … Continue reading

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2017 Minnesota State Fair, Day 1


There’s nothing much worse than having a Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair approach with a horrific weather forecast.  And it doesn’t get much worse than the forecast leading up to August 26, 2017, which called for “lots of rain”.  … Continue reading

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2017 Indiana State Fair


The expectations game is always a gamble.  Certainly at the Iowa State Fair and the Minnesota State Fair, I’ve been fetishing for long enough that I tend to know what I’m getting into within reason.  Going to Missouri’s state fair … Continue reading

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2017 Iowa State Fair, Day 2


Well that sucked!  Wednesday, August 16, 2017, was a roller coaster ride of expectations that started extremely low.  The weather forecast for days insisted on a washout, 70% chance of rain with “chances increasing later in the day”.  But I … Continue reading

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2017 Iowa State Fair, Day 1


I had a pretty darn good day at the fair on August 12, 2017.  I was describing the previous week how the hypothetical perfect day at the fair for me featured sunny skies, low humidity, highs of about 82, and … Continue reading

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2017 Local County Fair


Tuesday Now that’s more like it!  After a disastrous Summerfest in early July, my morale was low heading into this year’s local county fair in southern Minnesota.  I just didn’t know if I was gonna get ANY worthwhile sightings.  Making … Continue reading

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Trevor’s Thanksgiving Dinner Guests


Bemidji, Minnesota–Last June Lauren Nelson sat on the wooden dock on the beach of the northern Minnesota lake where her family had a cabin.  A look of serene satisfaction was splashed across her adorable 15-year-old face as a slight breeze … Continue reading

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“Deep Inhale”: Another Outstanding Smoking Blog


Ever since starting Mark’s Smoke Blog six years ago, I’ve come across a couple other smoking blogs on Word Press, but a fellow blogger contacted me a few days ago and introduced me to her new smoking blog “Deep Inhale”.  … 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 Molestor


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. My First Little Cigar Sighting From A Worthy Brunette


I stated previously that 2004 was my first great day at the Minnesota State Fair.  Even in the early morning hours I was scoring impressive sightings, but it was the later hours of the morning that produced a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind … Continue reading

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MNSF #8. 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 #16 sighting from this list.  I was walking past this radio station broadcasting live and interacting with people … Continue reading

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MNSF #9. 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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