Powered by generous support from the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and by sheer force of will, the Heavy Table is barnstorming the fair’s new food offerings in a brutally thorough manner this year. Here’s your guide to our guides to the fair:
THURSDAY MORNING, AUG. 25 (THIS MORNING!) — SOCIAL MEDIA
Our team goes in early today, and from 9 a.m. until noonish, we’ll be posting live reactions to what we’re eating and drinking …
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 25 — PUBLIC RADIO
Heavy Table editor James Norton will tape a roundtable segment for All Things Considered on Minnesota Public Radio about his team’s fair finds.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 5 A.M. — FULL-LENGTH ONLINE PRINT RECAP
The massive Heavy Table Fair Food Guide goes live with 30-40 miniature food reviews including best- and worst-ofs, plus luscious photography and gratuitous commentary.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 9 A.M.-NOON — LIVESTREAM
Heavy Table editor James Norton will be at the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters booth in the Dairy Building doing a Facebook livestream review of all the fair’s new foods.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 28 — ONLINE VIDEO
A condensed (3-4 minute) video version of Norton’s livestream will post on the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ Vimeo account and be embedded in the original Heavy Table fair post as well as in its own post on the Heavy Table.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 11 A.M. — NEWS RADIO
Heavy Table editor James Norton will do a live segment with John Hines on WCCO News Radio at the fair.