The Great MeFi Get Together
posted August 10, 2017 7:09 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed August 30 at 12:00 PM, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1292 Cosgrove St, Falcon Heights, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
It's been a couple years since the last meetup at the Minnesota State Fair, and who doesn't like crop art and things on sticks?
This year's dates: August 24 through September 4

New things to do
New things to eat
Grandstand shows
Music on a Stick lineup
posted by Flannery Culp to Meetup (15 comments total)

Yes! This sounds fun! I'm thinking of taking off the 30th, 31st and maybe the 1st, so those could work. A weekend could also work, though it's of course more crowded. But I'll go any time! Love the state fair!
posted by triggerfinger at 6:47 AM on August 11

Great idea! I'm planning to be there wandering around meetup-or-no on the 25th. I'd happily go back for a weekend meetup too.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 7:22 AM on August 11

I'm working my employer's booth on the morning of the 27th, so I'll be available for wandering that afternoon, definitely. Am open to other dates, although I'll be out of town the 1st through the 4th.
posted by heurtebise at 9:25 AM on August 11

I'd be up for this! I love the fair.
posted by Autumnheart at 12:40 PM on August 11

The 24th is out for me. Not sure if I will be able to take off during the week, but evenings and both weekends should be OK.
posted by Flannery Culp at 4:37 PM on August 11

I can take off during most weekdays except the 31st. Looking forward to it!
posted by a car full of lions at 12:09 PM on August 13

George Clinton Sat., Aug. 26 - Sun., Aug. 27 8:30 p.m. on the Leinie Lodge stage.
posted by Mental Wimp at 8:15 AM on August 14 [3 favorites]

I can't take a full day off but would love to meet up on a weekday afternoon! My vote is the 30th but others could work.

Foods I am most interested in:
Sara's Tipsy Pies
Double Does of Pork Belly
Duck Bacon Wontons
1 or several pilsners to wash it all down

If someone orders the deep fried avocado I want to see it.
posted by Emmy Rae at 11:13 AM on August 15

I was just coming to post about the George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic concert. And it's free!
posted by Flannery Culp at 7:49 PM on August 15

Suddenly the week of the 28th is bad for me for work reasons, but it seems like the first half of the fair is generally better for people, so if you guys want to do a weekday meetup I could catch up after work. Monday the 28th is probably fine but after that things get crazy.

Proposed dates so far: 8/25 (Friday), 8/27 (Sunday), 8/28 (Monday), 8/30 (Wednesday).
I suspect Sunday 8/27 will be insanely busy. Friday looks like the nicest weather day, as far as a week-out forecast can be trusted.
posted by Flannery Culp at 6:05 AM on August 18

I'm cool with almost all those but I gotta be honest, I'm not willing to take on the fair on a weekend. Thanks for organizing, Flannery!
posted by Emmy Rae at 2:14 PM on August 18

I'm with you, the first weekend especially is usually packed. Is Friday too weekend-adjacent? I'm leaning toward either that or Monday the 28th.
posted by Flannery Culp at 2:32 PM on August 18

Ooh, my first Mpls meet up. I'm interested and open, except labor day weekend!
posted by Mystical Listicle at 8:05 AM on August 19

All right, I tentatively went with next Wednesday afternoon (8/30) to get the event on the main IRL page. I feel lucky about being able to leave early that day. Let me know what y'all think.
posted by Flannery Culp at 11:20 AM on August 20

I'm off that day so it works for me! I could also do a weekend day if anyone would like. We could also go in the afternoon and perhaps some people may be able to come after work?
posted by triggerfinger at 7:22 PM on August 20

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