Category Archives: Real-Time Fair Sightings Reports

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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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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2016 Minnesota State Fair, Day 2


So is it possible to set an all-time one-day record for fairgrounds sightings and still have a pretty lousy day of fetishing?  Apparently because both things happened this Saturday.  All day long I was well ahead of my sightings baseline … Continue reading

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2016 Minnesota State Fair, Day 1


Now that’s more like it!   It’s been a fairly disappointing fair season thus far with below-average hauls in Iowa and Missouri and a local county fair that was merely okay.  But the Minnesota State Fair came through as usual on … Continue reading

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2016 Missouri State Fair


I had an appetizer of sorts in the hour before I got to the Missouri State Fairgrounds on Saturday.  In the pantheon of “girls who got away”, near the top of my list is a girl named Shelby who I … Continue reading

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2016 Iowa State Fair, Day 2


It’s never entirely predictable what days you’re gonna have a demographic of fairgoer helpful to sightings, but there are some days I look at the entertainment lineup and know I could be in for a weak night.  For this year’s … Continue reading

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2016 Iowa State Fair, Day 1


There are some days fetishing at the fairs that don’t come together, and this was one of them.  My fear is that with smoking in decline, diminishing returns of quality sightings will become the new normal but I’m not blaming … Continue reading

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2016 Local County Fair


Tuesday Night I used to go in to every fair season brimming with unbridled jubilation at the endless potential for sightings bliss.  In the last few years I’ve learned to temper that jubilation some as smoking rates among my preferred … Continue reading

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Real-Time Fair Sightings Overview


As a teenager, after years of regular attendance at county and state fairs, I had my first taste of the smoker sightings the venue is capable of.   As I came to terms with my smoking fetish in the late 1990s, … Continue reading

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2015 Minnesota State Fair, Day 2


I had a moment of panic early Saturday morning when I checked out the weather forecast before leaving for another full day at the Minnesota State Fair on September 5, 2015.  Rain chances were listed as 15% or less throughout … Continue reading

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