State Fair: Alphabet Forest

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Congratulations to Shanda for winning The Fabulous Fair Alphabet.  Congratulations to Chelsey for winning On the Day You Were Born.   Look for details in your email!

Giveaway is now closed!  Thanks to our wonderful readers for participating!!!   

This is an absolute must see attraction! Laidback and fun, the Alphabet Forest is perfect fun for the whole family!

And Debra Frasier–local author and creator of the Alphabet Forest–has offered two books to giveaway.  One lucky reader will receive Fabulous Fair Alphabet (to get you ready for your big fair adventure), and one will win On the Day You Were Born. Keep reading for more details.

fair carouselDebra Fraiser, author of eight children’s picture books, is proud to be from Minnesota.  She loves the State Fair, too!  She wrote and illustrated an alphabet book based on her trips to the Minnesota State Fair.  So it seems appropriate that she will be at the Minnesota State Fair bringing the Alphabet Forest to you.

The Alphabet Forest is open in Baldwin Park each day of the fair (August 21-September 1, 2014) from 9:00 am-8:00 pm.

This is an extremely laidback activity, and it’s in the most shaded spot of the entire fair (hence the name Alphabet Forest).

  • Take pictures with Fair Letters
  • Create alphabet Ferris wheels
  • Add your fair words to the Fair Dictionary
  • Participate in the Fabulous Forest Alphabet: The Game
  • Meet real life authors at the Blue Ribbon Homegrown Author Showcase.

frasier-debra_2013-web-500pxMinnesota author Debra Frasier will be at the Alphabet Forest from 10:00 am-6:00 pm during the fair (have I mentioned it August 21-September 1, 2014).  Each day another Minnesota (or western Wisconsin) author will join her .

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hosted by author-illustrator Debra Frasier
Aug. 21: Julie Bowe
Aug. 22: Lynne Jonell
Aug. 23: David LaRochelle & Mike Wohnoutka
Aug. 24: Nancy Carlson
Aug. 25: Nancy Loewen
Aug. 26: Lee Ann Landstrom
Aug. 27: Kurtis Scaletta
Aug. 28: Sheryl Peterson & Kelly Dupre
Aug. 29: Steve Shaskan & Trisha Shaskan
Aug. 30: Betsy Bowen
Aug. 31: Sarah Warren
Sept. 1: Elizabeth Verdick


Join the Family Fun Twin Cities Crew on Saturday, August 23 from noon-3:00 p.m. We will be hanging out with Debra, David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka (author and illustrator of Moo!) and we hope to be able to hang out with you too!


Fabulous Fair Alphabet Giveaway: Make sure with each entry you make you include your email. If it is not included we will be forced to pick a new winner. Enter once for each comment prompt.  That equals 5 entries per person.

  • Leave a comment about your favorite fair activity
  • Leave a comment about your favorite fair food.
  • Leave a comment regarding the best fair advice you have ever received.
  • Leave a comment regarding something you have always wanted to do but haven’t.
  • Leave a comment of your favorite fair memory (or summertime memory if you have never been to the fair)

Giveaway closes noon on August 14, 2014.

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.


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