Where to Eat at the Great Minnesota Get-Together
- Gizmo. If I could pick only one state fair food, this would be it.
- Kiwanis Malts.
- Speedy’s About a Foot Long Hot Dogs.
- French Fries.
- Original Cheese Curds.
- Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar.
- Izzy’s Ice Cream.
- Cinnie Smiths.
- Tom Thumb Donuts.
- Deep-Fried Smelt.
The Official Ranking of America’s Best Fair Foods
- Deep Fried Oreos. And of course, nothing can beat the most classic fair food of all: deep fried Oreos!
- Fried Chicken in a Waffle Cone. Another standout vendor at the Minnesota State Fair is The Blue Barn, a restaurant that prides itself in taking fair food up another
- Deep Fried Snickers.
- Pizza Cone.
- Cannoli Dessert Nachos.
- Deep Fried PB&J.
The United States Navy and Coast Guard have recognized Minnesota with:
- USS Minnesota (1855) steam frigate
- USS Minnesota (BB-22) Connecticut -class battleship
- USS Minnesota (SSN-783) Virginia -class submarine
- USS Minnesotan (ID-4545)
- SS Gopher State (T-ACS-4)
- Shandlot Golden Tea by Bauhaus
- Kirby Pucker Watermelon Paloma by Eastlake (Um, yes please.
- Tropical Smoothie Sour by Modist
- Clasico Salted Lime Cream Ale by Bent Paddle
- MN Brew Together Peaches & Cream Milkshake IPA by Modist & Dangerous Man
- Lemonade Seltzer by Fulton
- Bomb Pop Seltzer by Lift Bridge
Where is O’Gara’s in Minneapolis?
O’Gara’s has three locations: Selby Avenue, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport and the Minnesota State Fair. As a Minnesota icon should, the restaurant serves up local beers, Reuben bites and cheese curds with a cayenne twist during the fair. Location: Southwest corner of Dan Patch & Cosgrove, V-24
Blue Barn is the group’s State Fair establishment, known for serving up some of the most beloved dishes on the grounds.
We won’t object if you bring cookies. Location: Grandstand lower level, southeast corner, M-24
Located in the Dairy Building (that’s how you know it’s legit), the Dairy Goodness Bar is your spot for tasty malts, sundaes and cones.
Where is Kathy Heise selling her dog?
There’s a woman, Kathy Heise, who’s making cotton candy and pronto pups at her house, selling them at the end of her driveway off Highway 60, at 4828 Morristown Blvd., in Faribault, WCCO says.
The Minnesota State Fair may be canceled, but Minnesotans aren’t going to let summer pass by without enjoying some fair favorites. From food trucks and restaurants that serve up State Fair favs to State Fair vendors themselves, there’s ample opportunity to chow down as stands pop up in parking lots across Minnesota.
What time do food vendors open?
When are food vendors open? Most vendors are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but some open at 6 a.m. when the fairgrounds open, and some will stay open until the fairgrounds close.
Alcohol sales during the fair are 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (10 p.m. on Labor Day), except Sundays when sales begin at 10 a.m.
Most of the food vendors, although not a requirement, will post allergy warnings, particularly those pertaining to nut issues, but we encourage fair guests to inquire about specific concerns with each vendor.
Fair guests are welcome to bring outside food and drinks. However, no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fair. Coolers are permitted, but will be searched at entrances. Coolers are not permitted in the Grandstand.