The BEST Minnesota State Fair Food and Drink! (2022)

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The Best Minnesota State Fair Food and Drink…according to us! We’ve been attending the fair for 21 years in a row, and these are our favorites.

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This is our list of the Best Minnesota State Fair Food and Drink. And when I say “best”, I mean our family’s favorites.

This is where I direct friends and family and Minnesota State Fair goers, when they inquire about our family’s favorite eats and drinks at the fair.

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Attending the annual Minnesota State Fair is a tradition in our family. Blake and I walked through the gates together for the first time back in 1999,just a few weeks before we were married. And we haven’t skipped a beat. This year will mark our 21st year in a row, attending together.

Also. Our two daughters, now seventeen and twelve, have been to the fair every single year of their lives. They’ve graduated from being pushed in strollers, to leading us around the fair.

Yes, it’s true.

We love The Great Minnesota Get-Together!

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We are mostly a traditionalist kind of family when it comes to state fair foods. Which means that, as a family, we’d never consider skipping out on a footlong corn dog (no Pronto Pups for this family!), our favorite greasy cheese curds, or the items we’ve fallen for at The Blue Barn.

New Minnesota State Fair Food

But beyond the food traditions that have stood the test of time for us, the fair does a crazy awesome job at continuing to lure us with tasty new things to eat. And each year, we make a point to try at least a few new foods.

In 2019, the fair will debut 7 new food vendors and 31 new fair foods >> check out the 2019Minnesota State Fair new food.

While we will never be able to say we’ve tried every single food item at the Minnesota State Fair, these are the items we have tried, and will definitely eat again. You won’t find anything on this list that we wouldn’t eat again ourselves.

First, be sure to bookmark or save this post to reference from your phone during your visit(s) to the Minnesota State Fair. This food map will help you find all our favorites!

I will do my best to keep this post updated from year to year, adding in new favorites and deleting those that we no longer deem worthy.

Our favorite Minnesota State Fair eats and drinks are organized into three categories:

  1. Food
  2. Drink (no alcohol)
  3. Drink 21+ (with alcohol)

In each category, I have listed our best MN State Fair food and drink, along with a short description. Nearly all of the photos were taken by our family, except where I’ve noted otherwise. Items are listed in no particular order, although the names of concessions on the Google Map are listed alphabetically.

So let’s go. Here are our go-to fair favorites!

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If we visit the fair bright-and-early, with coffee and breakfast fare on our brains, we normally head straight to The Blue Barn. This concession has become a family favorite, and it tempts us to visit morning, noon, and night.

Blake and I grab a coffee, our girls grab an order or two of French Toast Bites, and our day begins.

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French Toast Bites

These bites are a particular favorite of our youngest daughter Tessa. We usually order more than one serving to share, and enjoy them any time of day or night. They’re not just for breakfast!

Little eggy ciabatta bites of French toast are topped with a berry sauce, whipped cream, and Pop Rocks. This longtime Pop Rocks fan (me) wholeheartedly approves of a second helping!

Find this at: The Blue Barn, at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center

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Giant Egg Roll on a Stick

This food is fairly new to the fair. And I ate one of these egg rolls three of the four days I visited in the first year of its debut. I’d list it as one of my own personal favorites.

This is a traditional deep-fried Vietnamese egg roll. Except that it is HUGE, the filling is heavy on the pork, and it’s served on a stick. With a sweet and tangy sauce for dunking, these savory, perfectly crispy (and nicely greasy!) egg rolls are gone in a flash.

Find this at: Que Viet, on the east side of Cooper Street, outside the Merchandise Mart

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Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich

If you haven’t yet tried this jumbo sammy from Minnesota Turkey, I beg you to do so.

A large, squishy-soft bun is LOADED with tender, flavorful turkey that’s been shredded and chopped. This is great for when you’re looking for something that’s filling and not fried.

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I like to eat it with some BBQ sauce, but the sandwich has so much flavor you really don’t need it.

Also. I highly recommend grabbing a fork and knife. The sandwich is ultra tender and they stuff that bun FULL of turkey!

Find this at: Turkey to Go, on the east side of Clough Street, between Carnes Avenue and Judson Avenue

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Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows On-A-Stick

This little sweet treat is the best value at the fair. When our oldest daughter Hatti was a toddler, touring the fair via stroller, she found marshmallows dipped in chocolate. And on their own little stick, in true fair fashion. Hatti has insisted on these every year since. You’ll also find many other treats at this confectionary booth, as well.

Find this at: Ultimate Confections, tucked into the southeast corner of the Grandstand on the first floor

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Apple Cider Freeze

Another cheap eat, and one that is especially wonderful when the temperatures are high. Basically, this a freezer pop…but instead of fake fruit flavors, this is made from local Minnesota apple cider. It’s a delicious way to cool down!

Also find other Minnesota apple treats here, including ice-cold cider and apples dipped in caramel.

Find it at: Minnesota Apples, in the Horticulture Building, on the west side

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Deep Fried Pickles

Big slices of puckery dill pickles are dipped in batter and then deep-fried until crispy. We like to eat ours dipped in ranch sauce.

Find it at: The Perfect Pickle, in thebright green concession trailer at the corner of Liggett Street and Dan Patch Avenue. Next to the Midway entrance and Heritage Square.

Can’t get to the fair? Try my recipe for fried dill pickles!

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Cheese Curds

These salty, gooey, crispy nuggets of pure cheese awesomeness are A MUST for our family. And we never order cheese curds from any other place.

If you’re 21+, I highly recommend walking across the street from this place to grab a cold, crisp brew from the Leinie Lodge to wash them down.

Find it at: The Mouth Trap, inside the Food Building, at the center of the building

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Fruit N’ Booch

The girls and I are big fans of kombucha, so this has been an awesome find.

Fresh spears of watermelon (other fruits are available) soak in a chilled kombucha of your choice. It’s ultra refreshing. Go here on a hot day to cool down!

Find it at: Produce Exchange, at the northwest corner of Carnes Avenue & Underwood Street

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Deep-Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Blake and Hatti own this favorite in our family. I tried it the first year, and it’s just “too much” for me. But to each their own.

Candy bars are battered and then deep-fried, served on a stick with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Find it at: Deep Fried Candy Bars, on Carnes Avenue,between Nelson Street and Underwood Street

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Dole Whip Pineapple Float

It makes me so happy to know I can enjoy this each year at the Minnesota State Fair, especially on a hot day! It’s rare to find this frozen treat outside of Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Frozen pineapple-flavored soft serve is swirled into a tall glass with cold pineapple juice. It’s sweet and refreshing and a bit tropical. And if I close my eyes, I can imagine I’m actually at Disney World!

Find it at: Dole Whip, on Carnes Avenue, between Liggett Street and Nelson Street, in front of the DNR Building

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Craft-Brewed Beer Onion Rings

I was introduced to these fried golden rings a couple years ago, while attending the fair with my girlfriends. Now I make a point to get my family there each year to help me eat a basket of these incredible nibbles.

Thick-sliced onions are dipped in local craft beer, and then battered and fried. I like to dip them in the spicy beer mustard – the onion rings nearly shatter when you bite into them!These are some fantastic fried goods, my idea of the perfect onion rings.

Find it at: Ball Park Cafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch Avenue and Carnes Avenue

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Greek Gyro Sandwich

Whenever we’re in the northeast corner of the fair, and in need of something a bit more substantial to eat, you can bet we’ll be grabbing a gyro and a tall, cold lemonade at this concession.

The Greek gyro sandwich featuresseasoned beef and lamb in a tender pita, with your choice of traditional sauces and fresh toppings.

Find it at: Gyros by G & G Concessions, on Randall Avenue, between Underwood Avenue and Cooper Avenue

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Bacon Fluffernutter

Our girls wanted to try this mostly sweet and just a little bit savory sandwich. I was feeling suspicious as I handed over what felt to be too much money for this treat ($9). But I ended up liking it. (The fluffernutter, not the price tag!)

A grilled cinnamon bun sandwich filled with bacon, peanut butter, and marshmallow cream, with a good sprinkling of powdered sugar to finish it off.

Find it at: The Sandwich Stop, on Clough Street, between Carnes Avenue and Judson Avenue

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Chocolate-Dipped (Fresh-Made!) Salted Nut Rolls

If you’re a fan of the Salted Nut Roll candy bar, you have to find this concession trailer. These are homemade candy bars, with a core of tender vanilla nougat dipped in caramel – and then YOU get to choose which kind of salty nuts to roll it in… traditional peanuts, cashews, or pecans. Have it dipped in chocolate. Or not!

Find it at: Colonial Nut Roll Company, at Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street, just south of the Visitors Plaza

Can’t get to the fair? Try my recipe for Chocolate Dipped Salted Nut Roll Bars!

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Australian Battered Potatoes

This favorite of our goes way back. Thin slices of huge Idaho potatoes are dipped in a special batter and then deep fried. They’re served fresh and hot and super crispy. The photo shows both a cheese sauce and buttermilk ranch over the potatoes. But we usually opt for just ranch, on the side, for dipping as we please.

Find it at: Australian Battered Potatoes, on the north side of Judson Avenue, between Liggett Street and Clough Street

Philly Cheesesteak

Another longtime favorite of ours, this one goes back to when Blake and I visited the fair for the first time.

A super flavorful sandwich featuring thinly sliced rib-eye steakmixed with sauteed onions and green peppers. Served on a toasted, butter-dipped bun, andtopped with Swiss/American cheese.

Find it at: Andy’s Grille, on the south side of Carnes Avenue, between Chambers Street and Nelson Street

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Nitro Ice Cream

This is one of my own favorites. Ice cream is made on site with the use of liquid nitrogen. It’s rich and smooth and ultra cold, with an almost chewy texture. An ice cream gimmick? Maybe so. But if I like it, I like it!

Find it at: Nitro Ice Cream, in the Food Building, in the northeast corner

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Cranberry Wild Rice Meatballs

We’re pretty fond of this quaint little dining hall, staffed with the sweetest Minnesota peeps. It’s the oldest food concession at the fair, over 120 years strong!

When we need to sit for a spell, or if it’s rainy or chilly, you might find us sitting at one of these checked table-clothed tables.

Swedish-style meatballs with cranberries and wild rice are rich and comforting. This dinner plate comes with a choice of sides (get the mashed potatoes!), coleslaw, and a roll. And lingonberry sauce!

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Find it at: Hamline Church Dining Hall, on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue, between Underwood Street and Cooper Street

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Izzy’s Ice Cream

A must-stop each year for our daughter Hatti. She just has toget a scoop of Mini Donut Batter Crunch from Izzy’s Ice Cream. And I like to check out the latest State Fair exclusive ice cream flavor.

Find it at: Izzy’s Ice Cream, at the front of the Hamline Church Dining Hall, on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue, between Underwood Street and Cooper Street

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Duck Bacon Wontons

Who doesn’t love cream cheese-filled things?! These crispy, deep-fried wontons are stuffed with duck bacon, grilled sweet corn, and cream cheese – and served with a dipping sauce.

Find it at: Giggles’ Campfire Grill, at the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street

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Minnesnowii Shave Ice

Minnesota + Hawaii = Minnesnowii. Right?!

While I haven’t (yet) enjoyed the famous shave ice from Hawaii, this stand offers the most wonderful shave ice I can imagine. No ice granules here. The texture is delicate and fluffy. And the flavors are many. This is a great place to stop when it’s a hot day at the fair.

Find it at: Minnesnowii Shave Ice, on the south side of West End Market, along West Dan Patch Avenue.

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(photo credit: The Blue Barn)

Triple Truffle Trotters

I’m a fan of truffle oil. So these waffle fries topped with sliced peppers and bacon and a big dollop of truffle oil mayo are a total win!

Find it at: The Blue Barn,at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center

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Pickle Dog

A cold juicy dill spear is a refreshing bite, especially when you need a break from greasy fried food. And it’s particularly welcome on a hot day at the fair.

A pickle spear that’s wrapped up in a layer of cream cheese and zippy pastrami. So Minnesotan.

Find it at: Pickle Dog, on the south side of Carnes Avenue, between Liggett Street and Chambers Street

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Mini Sconuts

Buttermilk scone holes are filled with chocolate, marshmallow, and Nutella – and then deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. I don’t feel that “scone” is the best name for these. They’re more like a really wonderful artisan donut hole.

These would be a great way to kick off a morning at the fair, with a cup of coffee. (Or that cucumber lemonade, shown in the photo – I liked that, too!)

Find it at: French Meadow Bakery & Cafe, on the north side of Carnes Avenue, between Nelson Street and Underwood Street.

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Cotton Candy 6 different flavors

There are a number of cotton candy stands at the fair, but we recently discovered one that offers six different flavors!

Grape, banana, watermelon, bubble gum, strawberry, raspberry. How to choose from so much fun?!

Find it at: Cotton Candy 6 Different Flavors, on the southeast corner of Dan Patch Avenue & Underwood Street.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

And last, but certainly not least, is a treat that has become iconic with the Minnesota State Fair. Sweet Martha’s continues to be the top-selling concession year after year, grossing $4.73 million last year.

Hot and buttery chocolate chip cookies. Need I say more? We totally recommend ordering a glass or two of milk with your cookies.

Find it at: Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar – at three locations. On the south side of Carnes Avenue, between Nelson Street and Underwood Street. Another location on the west side of Underwood Street, between Murphy Avenue and Lee Avenue. And another location on the north side of West Dan Patch Avenue, between Liggett Street and Chambers Street.

Our Favorite Minnesota State Fair Drink (no alcohol)

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Pina Colada in a Pineapple

This non-alcoholic pina colada features a combination of pineapple juice, coconut juice, and ice, served in a hollowed-out fresh pineapple. Even when you’re wearing sweatshirts and raincoats at the fair, this mocktail makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation!

Find it at: Manny’s Tortas, in the Food Building, in the northeast section

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

This cold brew coffee, with sweetened condensed milk, is my biggest craving each afternoon at the fair.

Find it at: Que Viet,on the east side of Cooper Street, outside the Merchandise Mart

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Blueberry Basil Lemonade

This drink smells and tastes just like summer. Bright and super refreshing, with a bit of herby goodness, this is a whole-family favorite.

Find it at: The Blue Barn,at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center

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All You Can Drink Milk

Choose white or chocolate. And then fill your glass to your heart’s content, over and over again, as much as you please!

This stand is owned by Minnesota’s 3,500 dairy farmers, and operated by Midwest Dairy Association. We’re a family big on milk, so this is a must-stop. Especially when one of Martha’s Cookies stands is not too far away!

Find it at: All You Can Drink Milk, at the northeast corner of Judson Avenue and Clough Street

Our Favorite Minnesota State Fair Drink 21+ (alcohol)

Please know that this list includes brews that are found ONLY at the Minnesota State Fair.

Be sure to check out this year’s Minnesota State Fair new beers!

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Mini Donut Beer

I had my reservations when it came to trying this beer for the first time. It had a great name for an exclusive buy-it-only-at-the-fair beer. But would I want to return for a second glass?

And the answer is, “Yes. I’d very much enjoy another cold glass. Thankyouverymuch.”

Thankfully, sweetness does not overwhelm this malty beer. I find it to be an immensely joyful kind of brew, and absolutely adore the cinnamon and sugar rimmed glass. Well done, Lift Bridge Brewery!

Find it at: Ball ParkCafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch Avenue and Carnes Avenue

Kirby Pucker #34

I have been loving all the sour beers coming out the past few years. And so I like to check out the Kirby Pucker Sour Series from East Lake Brewery. Flavors change up each year for the fair. Past years have featured grilled peaches, strawberries, and rhubarb. This year it’s all about the Arnie Palmer. You know I’ll be there!

Find it at: Ball Park Cafe,on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch Avenue and Carnes Avenue

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Dill Pickle Beer

This beer fromBarley John’s Brew Pub is hopped with dill and horseradish, and garnished with a chunk of havarti dill cheese and a dill pickle. Yes, there’s alot of dill going on here.

I think this beer is super fun, and a perfect example of Minnesota’s playfulness when it comes to the fair.

If you don’t like pickles, don’t waste your time with this beer. Also. If you do like pickles, don’t hate me if you hate this beer!! I had recommended this brew to a beer-loving friend who also likes pickles, only to find that he thought it “tasted like someone just poured pickle juice in my beer”. Sigh. On the flip side, I know WAY MORE people who LOVE this beer.

Find it at: Giggles’ Campfire Grill,at the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street

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S’mores Beer

Playing perfectly into the summer theme, this brew from Excelsior Brewing Company stuffs the flavors of s’mores into a glass. A chocolate-infused porter with a touch of smoke looks extra tantalizing in a glass rimmed with chocolate and dipped in crushed graham crackers. A floating marshmallow cinches the s’mores beer win!

Find it at: Giggles’ Campfire Grill,at the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street

Raspberry Apple Hard Cider

A blend of three Minnesota-born apples – Honeycrisp, Haralson, and SweeTango – gets a little love from a fresh raspberry puree. I thought this was a great berry brew from Sociable Cider Werks.

Find it at: Giggles’ Campfire Grill,at the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street

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Frozen Grain Belt Blu

Gosh, I like this so much!

Grain Belt Premium gets a load of fresh blueberry goodness. It’s a most delicious and refreshing summery spin on a classic Minnesota beer. And the best part? The beer geniuses at August Schell Brewing Co. freeze the brew into a frozen foam that you can add to your beer. It floats right on top, keeping your beer super chilled.

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Find it at: Schell’s Pavilion, located at West End Market

Please share YOUR best Minnesota State Fair food and drink!

If you have any Minnesota State Fair favorite foods and/or drinks that you think we need to try, please leave a comment below. Thank you!

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FAQs

What is the most popular food at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

Chocolate Chip Cookies. This treat has become iconic with the Minnesota State Fair. Sweet Martha's continues to be the top-selling concession year after year, grossing more than $3 million in 2021! Hot and buttery chocolate chip cookies.

What are the best foods at the fair? ›

Top 10 Foods You Can Find at The Fair, Ranked
  • 10 Cheese Curds.
  • 9 Cotton Candy.
  • 8 Corn on the Cob.
  • 7 Fried Pickles.
  • 6 Shave Ice.
  • 5 Corn Dogs.
  • 4 Turkey Legs.
  • 3 Kettle Corn.
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Should I bring cash to the MN State Fair? ›

Is Minnesota State Fair Cash Only? While most vendors and the admissions gates have the option to pay by credit card, many vendors still only accept cash. To be able to enjoy everything you'd like to enjoy at the fair, you should bring cash in addition to your credit card.

What is the Minnesota State Fair famous for? ›

Located mid-way between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the 322-acre Minnesota State Fairgrounds is renowned for its beautiful gardens and architecture reflecting the art deco and Works Progress Administration eras.

Can I bring food into MN State Fair? ›

Can I bring food and drinks onto the fairgrounds? Certainly. Fair guests are welcome to bring outside food and drinks. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fair.

How many food booths are at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

A: About 300 food concessions dish up nearly 500 different delectable delights.

What is the most famous fair food? ›

The Official Ranking of America's Best Fair Foods
  1. Deep Fried Oreos. And of course, nothing can beat the most classic fair food of all: deep fried Oreos!
  2. Fried Chicken in a Waffle Cone. ...
  3. Deep Fried Snickers. ...
  4. Pizza Cone. ...
  5. Cannoli Dessert Nachos. ...
  6. Deep Fried PB&J. ...
  7. Corn in a Cup. ...
  8. Turkey Leg. ...
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What is the healthiest food at the fair? ›

What to eat
  • Corn on the cob. Corn on the cob is one of the lowest low-calorie options, clocking in at about 110 calories with light butter. ...
  • Pretzels. ...
  • Fruit on a stick. ...
  • Grilled chicken. ...
  • Baked potato. ...
  • Fried cheese. ...
  • Funnel cake. ...
  • Cotton candy.

Can I bring a water bottle to Minnesota State Fair? ›

Fair guests are welcome to bring their own water bottles, as well as outside food and drinks to the fair. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fair. PLEASE NOTE: Coolers are not permitted in the Grandstand concert venue. Water fountains are located throughout the fairgrounds.

What should I bring to the MN State Fair? ›

What to Bring to the Minnesota State Fair - YouTube

How much is parking at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

Parking in Fairgrounds Lots

Fairgrounds parking lots are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (9 p.m. on Labor Day). See a State Fair map for locations and directions. Fairgrounds gate admission opens at 7 a.m. Vehicle parking in State Fair lots is $17 (cash or credit/debit) and is paid for as you enter to park.

Which is the biggest State Fair in USA? ›

State Fair of Texas (2.25 million visitors)

Big Tex, the official icon of the State Fair of Texas, greets visitors as the enter the gates and begin their adventure at the largest state fair in America. Held in Dallas at Fair Park, a registered National Historic Landmark, this fair is more than just food and rides.

What's the best State Fair in the United States? ›

Minnesota State Fair in St.

This is the largest state fair in the country by daily attendance. They have so many animals onsite too -- even llamas and alpacas. Also referred to as "The Great Minnesota Get-Together," this state fair was voted best in the entire country in 2015 by USA Today.

What should you bring to a fair? ›

What to Bring
  1. Your mask — masks are strongly encouraged.
  2. Your fair-time spirit.
  3. Your big smile and lots of laughs.
  4. Empty reusable water bottles.
  5. Your still / digital / phone camera.
  6. Your friends and family.
  7. Your jacket or sweater — it gets chilly at night.
  8. Sunscreen.

Can you smoke at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

Where are the designated smoking areas on the fairgrounds? For the comfort and safety of all, designated smoking areas have been established at convenient locations throughout the fairgrounds. Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes and vape pens) is permitted only in these areas.

What are the dates for the 2022 Minnesota State Fair? ›

Can I bring a backpack to the MN State Fair? ›

Backpacks, bags and coolers are allowed on the Fairgrounds, meaning you can pack water, pop and snacks. Just know that you'll have to carry around whatever you bring with you — the Fair doesn't have lockers or a bag check.

How much does Martha's cookies make at the MN State Fair? ›

A file photo of a Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar sign. (KSTP/File) Although experiencing a drop in sales from 2019, sales were still sweet for a Minnesota State Fair staple: Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar reportedly earned over $3.2 million during the 2021 Great Minnesota Get-Together.

How many cookies does Sweet Martha's make a day? ›

We bake approximately 1 million cookies a day, using about 143,000 pounds of flour, 125,000 pounds of chocolate chips, 197,000 pounds of sugar, and 58,000 pounds of eggs!

What state has the largest county fair? ›

San Diego County Fair

Not only is this the largest county fair in the country in terms of attendance, it is one of the largest fairs, period. First started as a farm-related event in the 1880s, the fair was held at various locations in southern California until arriving in Del Mar just before World War II.

What do you call a food sold at the carnival? ›

Ganses – Food for Carnival.

What's the most profitable food item sold in America? ›

The highest profit margin for food may be coffee. The coffee industry is a multibillion-dollar business, with 2.3 million cups of coffee consumed every minute.

How do you eat healthy at the state fair? ›

Making good choices
  1. Eat before you go. ...
  2. Bring your own snacks. ...
  3. Stay hydrated, but don't drink your calories. ...
  4. Consider all the food options and choose wisely. ...
  5. Sit down to eat. ...
  6. Share the bounty. ...
  7. Instead of a funnel cake, made of deep-fried dough and topped with powdered sugar with 760 calories and 44 grams of fat.
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How many seasons of Carnival eats are there? ›

What should I eat if I want something light? ›

A few examples of light foods are lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens, broccoli, tomato, beetroot, carrot, sweet potato, cucumber, eggplant, scallions, and other seasonal vegetables, semolina, wheat pasta, wheat noodles, skinless chicken, fish, eggs, mushrooms, legumes, buckwheat, sorghum, quinoa, millets, brown ...

How many calories are in a funnel cake? ›

Funnel cake (1): 760 calories/44 g fat. Twinkie Dog Sundae: 500 calories/14 g fat. Cotton candy: 171 calories/0 fat. Fried cheesecake (6 oz.): 655 calories/47 g fat.

How many vendors are at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

The annual honor goes to 13 of the fair's nearly 1,000 commercial exhibitors, food and beverage vendors and attractions who stand out in the crowd.

What day is Senior Day at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

Seniors Day, Aug. 29 | Minnesota State Fair.

Does the MN State Fair have metal detectors? ›

Guests will see metal detectors at the Minnesota State Fair for the second year in a row. Lars Lasky, a security expert of 30 years, told FOX 9 metal detectors can make all the difference at a large event and make guests feel safer. The Great Minnesota Get-Together runs Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Sept.

How many people go to the MN State Fair? ›

About The Fair Navigation
Day of the WeekAug. 25 to Sept. 5, 2022Aug. 26 to Sept. 6, 2021
Saturday249,490153,953
Sunday222,202153,422
Monday156,985123,578
TOTALS (all days)1,842,2221,301,584
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Is there a MN State Fair app? ›

Visit app.mnstatefair.org in your Safari web browser to download our 2022 app (new in 2021). Install it before coming to the Minnesota State Fair; our cutting-edge app allows you to quickly search food, merchandise and the schedule even if you do not have a good cell or Wi-Fi connection while at the fairgrounds.

Can you bring water into Wisconsin State Fair? ›

Collapsible or telescopic umbrellas (but not at the main stage) Strollers or wagons. Small cameras (professional-grade cameras or video equipment is only allowed with proper media credential) One (1) sealed water bottle per person.

Do you have to pay for rides the the Minnesota State Fair? ›

Ride for free. Serving approximately 30 Twin Cities locations, most of which are close to the fairgrounds.

Are there ATMs at the MN State Fair? ›

There are ATMs scattered about the Fairgrounds. To find the one closest to you, look on a map.

How do I get from downtown Minneapolis to the State Fair? ›

Metro Green Line: To get to the State Fairgrounds via the METRO Green Line, board the light rail at one of the stations between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. Transfer to the METRO A Line bus at the Snelling Avenue Station at University Avenue.

What is the difference between a corn dog and a Pronto Pup? ›

For the uninitiated (or vegetarian or vegan), a corn dog is made with cornbread batter and a Pronto Pup is made with flour or pancake batter. Corn dogs are considered sweet; Pronto Pups are not.

Which states have the best state fairs? ›

The 20 Best State Fairs Around the U.S.
  • Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.
  • The State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
  • Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis.
  • Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
  • New York State Fair in Syracuse.
  • Ohio State Fair in Columbus.
  • Arizona State Fair in Phoenix.
  • North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.
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What time do food vendors open at MN State Fair? ›

When are food vendors open? Most vendors are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but some open at 7 a.m. when the fairgrounds open, and some will stay open until the fairgrounds close.

What is a gizmo at the MN State Fair? ›

The Gizmo is a ground beef and Italian sausage sandwich covered in their secret red sauce, topped with melted mozzarella. Every sandwich is made on premise from scratch. It's an edible torpedo of pleasure and my idea of the perfect fair food.

What is a poncho dog? ›

corn meal-battered deep-fried hot dog.

Why is it called corn dog? ›

Why do they call it a corn dog? This curious and tasty snack gets its name from its simple yet brilliant design: a hot dog fitted onto a wooden stick, coated with a thick layer of sweetened cornmeal batter and fried until golden brown.

What are corn dogs made of? ›

Corn dogs are essentially cornbread batter + hot dogs. This homemade Corn Dog Recipe has the best honey batter. They are fried to perfection with a crisp exterior and a soft cornbread inside that keeps the sausage juicy.

Whats the most popular state fair? ›

1. State Fair of Texas. The grand State Fair of Texas is the largest in the U.S., attracting a whopping 2.25 million visitors annually.

What is the largest state fair in America? ›

State Fair of Texas (2.25 million visitors)

Big Tex, the official icon of the State Fair of Texas, greets visitors as the enter the gates and begin their adventure at the largest state fair in America. Held in Dallas at Fair Park, a registered National Historic Landmark, this fair is more than just food and rides.

What is the second biggest state fair? ›

There's nothing like going to a state fair during the summer. Minnesota boasts the second-largest state fair in the US.

Can I bring a water bottle to MN State Fair? ›

Fair guests are welcome to bring their own water bottles, as well as outside food and drinks to the fair. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fair. PLEASE NOTE: Coolers are not permitted in the Grandstand concert venue. Water fountains are located throughout the fairgrounds.

Can I bring a backpack to the MN State Fair? ›

Backpacks, bags and coolers are allowed on the Fairgrounds, meaning you can pack water, pop and snacks. Just know that you'll have to carry around whatever you bring with you — the Fair doesn't have lockers or a bag check.

How much is parking at the Minnesota State Fair? ›

Parking in Fairgrounds Lots

Fairgrounds parking lots are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (9 p.m. on Labor Day). See a State Fair map for locations and directions. Fairgrounds gate admission opens at 7 a.m. Vehicle parking in State Fair lots is $17 (cash or credit/debit) and is paid for as you enter to park.

What is a gizmo sandwich? ›

According to Carl's Gizmo Sandwiches' Facebook page, "a Gizmo Sandwich is Italian sausage and ground beef mixed together with special sauce and seasonings, smothered with melted mozzarella cheese and toasted on a delicious Italian roll."

Where is the gizmo sandwich at the MN State Fair? ›

The Story of the Gizmo Sandwich at the Minnesota State Fair - YouTube

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1. 9 Foods To Try At The Minnesota State Fair!
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2. MN State Fair 2021 Food Reviews - Vegetarian and Halal Fair Food
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3. Minnesota State Fair Food: Mancini’s
(WCCO - CBS Minnesota)
4. New Minnesota State Fair food, beer pairings
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5. 2021 Minnesota State Fair Food Crawl
(awmac3)
6. Sample the best of Minnesota's wineries with some state fair food
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