Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Minnesota State Fair

This weekend, Texas on Tour had an action packed stop at the Minnesota State Fair! We welcomed thousands of Minnesotans and gave them a taste of Texas in their home state. On the hill and around the corner from Heritage Square, the Discover Texas Dome stood big and bright against the Minnesota skyline. Austin natives The Lost and Nameless Orchestra, provided the musical backdrop and set the stage for an awesome visit.
Locals lined up for cookies at the delicious Sweet Martha's Cookie stand. Friends and family put their heads together and used teamwork to come up with the right answers to the trivia questions to win the coveted Texas on Tour t-shirt. A number of our trivia contestants came from the University of Minnesota's Milk Run 5k, and we gave them a true test of wits and Texas know-how.
Two local runners in particular took their picture in front of the Texas live music stage and let their praise of our great state fly. “We love Texas!" they said, "It is vast, but each city is unique and there is something new for us to see every time we visit. The only thing we usually wish for is more time!"
We hope to see some of the same smiling faces that greeted us in Minnesota in our own backyard soon. Though we're sad to wrap up our time in Minnesota, we're thrilled to rock out at the On the Waterfront Music festival in Rockford, Illinois over Labor Day weekend. Hope to see you there!

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