Coffee Break: Sights, sounds and smells of the fair

Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State Fair (Evan Frost/MPR News)

Happy first day of the Minnesota State Fair! So many concerts, so many new foods to try, so many live broadcasts to take in.

The morning show crew is taking this weekend off but we'll be back next weekend when Jill broadcasts live from the MPR booth at the corner of Judson and Nelson (Judd Nelson's house) from 3 to 7 pm and then we don't know about you, but we'll be at The Current's Music On-A-Stick featuring Brandi Carlile with special guests Mavis Staples and Savannah Conley.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the sights, sounds and smells of the fair?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
The Hollies - On A Carousel
The Stooges - Fun House
The Suburbs - Cows
Lizzo - Batches and Cookies feat. Sophia Eris
Bad Bad Hats - Midway
Detroit Cobras - Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)
Dolly Parton - Love Is Like A Butterfly

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