For those with a sweet tooth, funnel cakes, mini doughnuts, candy apples or cheesecake on a stick may do the trick. The fair’s specialty honey sundaes are a fan favorite, too, with vanilla ice cream drenched in local honey and topped with sunflower seeds.

For Brainerd resident Shannon Hill, the sundae’s texture with the crunchy sunflower seeds is even more important than the sweet taste.

“It’s a good mouthfeel,” Hill said as he enjoyed his sundae Thursday, Aug. 5.

Shannon Hill enjoys a honey sundae topped with sunflower seeds Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at the Crow Wing County Fair. Kelly

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