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Fewer Deliveries To The Fair As Heat Thins Crowds

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) – Everyone knows they are supposed to stay hydrated on hot days at the State Fair, but for many it’s sometimes nice to knock back a couple of beers as well.

That doesn’t usually go well with cookies, but both share in common the fact that it takes a lot of work to get them to the Fairgrounds.

Whether they’re flats of cookies or kegs of beer, the deliveries continue all night long.

Sales have been down for both beer and Sweet Martha’s cookies because of the heat, so the deliveries haven’t been as big the last couple of nights.

The beer guys usually bring two trucks full, but only need part of one to get the special orders to vendors. They believe it’s just because crowds are thinner than usual, not that there’s less demand for beer.

WCCO talked with two deliveryman from Wirtz who have more than 60 years of experience delivering beer.

Even though it takes more than six hours to get all the deliveries done, these guys told us there’s plenty of reasons to like the job.

The guys said not only do they like doing the deliveries because it’s not as hot, but they don’t have to contend with the crowds out here.

They’re usually off the grounds by 6:30 or 7 a.m. — just a little after gates open back up.

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