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Mystery Fair
Type Carnival/Fair
Employees Stan Pines, Soos, Unnamed carny
First appearance
First "The Twin Mystery Vortex of Doom"
Last "The Time Traveler's Pig"
Times 2

The Mystery Fair was an event funded and organized by Grunkle Stan in an attempt to drum up some extra business for the Mystery Shack.


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The Mystery Fair being built.
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Built "sparing every expense." the Mystery Fair was a series of cheaply built attractions of dubious safety, many of which were rigged to be impossible to win. The construction of the place was so shoddy that Stan went so far as to print up a stack of fake safety inspection certificates to attach to "...anything that looks like a lawsuit." While the fair only lasted one day, several noteworthy events took place throughout.

Mabel won Waddles in the weight guessing contest, Dipper accidentally gave Wendy a black eye at the ball toss, inadvertently providing Robbie with the perfect opportunity to ask her out, and the Time Anomaly Removal Crew member Blendin Blandin was arrested by members of the Time Paradox Avoidance Enforcement Sqaudron  for the events caused by Dipper and Mabel's traversal though time with his Time Tape.

The fair also makes another appearance after completing the online game The Twin Mystery Vortex of Doom.

Fair Attractions

 ! This section requires expansion with: further information on attractions and how characters interacted with them. (January 2014)
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Ball Toss
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  • Ball Toss - Another classic carnival game, the objective is to knock down a stack of milk bottles with a baseball to win a prize. In this case, the prize on offer was a stuffed creature of indeterminate species.
  • Balloon Bust - One of the side-show attractions, it can be presumed that Stan was not directly involved in the construction of this booth, as it seems perfectly winnable. The object of the game is simple: pop as many of the mounted balloons as you can with the darts provided to win a prize! Presumably, you were given a limited number of darts each time you paid to try.
  • Dunkle the Grunkle - Made largely for Stan's own amusement, this dunk tank was rigged "from here to Timbuktu", while it was still in the process of being built, the lever attached to the target having been welded together so it couldn't be moved. While this proved effective for the majority of the fair's duration, Stan brought on his own doom when, after almost every fair-goer was out of money to attempt to dunk him with, he taunted T.P.A.E.S. agents Lolph and Dundgren. Daring them to "Take their best shot!" Lolph promptly draws his Laser Hand-Cannon and shoots the target, taking a chunk out of it and causing Stan to be dunked, much to his surprise.
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Ferris wheel.
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  •  Ferris wheel - The most eye-catching attraction at the fair was the Ferris Wheel. It was constructed largely of wood, with several light-bulbs wired to most stationary sections of it.Fairly basic in appearance, it's only defining feature was a wooden panel attached to the center of the wheel with a large question mark on it.
  • High striker - A classic 'Test Your Strength' game.
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Mystery Dogs Stand
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  • Mystery Dogs - A food vendor that sold Corn Dogs shaped like Question Marks. How they managed to get them into that shape is...well, a mystery.
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Photo Fun
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  • Photo Fun - A standard photo booth.
  • Ring Toss - A classic ring toss, probably rigged.
  • Skytram - Supposedly, there was to be a Sky-Tram attraction at the fair. However, early on in the construction process, the main tram detached and crashed to the ground, Dipper having been riding back to the fair from some other activity at the time. He wasn't injured, but the Tram was shut down. 
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Slopey Toss 2
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  • Slopey Toss 2 - A variation of the classic carnival game Skee-Ball, this  attraction didn't see much business during the fair, especially after Dipper lay down on it, depressed about Wendy accepting Robbie's offer to go out with him.
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Tunnel of Love and Corndogs
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  • Tunnel of Love and Corndogs - A traditional (if cheaply constructed) tunnel of love ride, with one distinct difference: for some reason, the carts are shaped like corn-dogs. The reason for this isn't entirely clear, but it could be speculated that Stan bought/stole/found the Corn Dog elements of the ride elsewhere (Such as a Scrap Yard or Abandoned Fair-Ground), and simply could find no better use for them.
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Rusty Barrel Rodeo
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  • Rusty Barrel Rodeo - One of the cheapest rides at the fair, the Rusty Barrel Rodeo consists of several old, rusty barrels attached to a spinning platform, with a Stack of Barrels in the middle serving as the only 'decoration' on the ride. Despite how ludicrous a concept it seems, this is the first ride Blendin Blandin chooses to partake of at the fair, and the only one we see him on.
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Win a Pig
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  • Win a Pig - The Win a Pig booth is a sparsely-decorated pig-pen with a wooden stand in the middle. Said stand is manned by an unnamed carny. To 'Win a Pig' you have to guess one of the pigs' weights. This isn't as difficult as it sounds, as the pigs have names such as 'Fifteen-Poundy'. It was here that Mabel won Waddles.

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