Food Allergies

The Minnesota State Fair group of independent concessionaires and restaurant operators work hard each year to help fair guests with food allergies. 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. 

At the fair, consider visiting the Health Fair 11 exhibit, which offers free or low-cost health screenings and information. The exhibit is located in the Crossroads Building at Cooper Street and Dan Patch Avenue, T24 on the State Fair map. It is staffed by folks from 15 organizations, including the  Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA) and Northland Celiac Support Group (NCSG). They can help visitors navigate and safely enjoy the fair. Stop by and ask for advice.

NCSG has created a gluten-free fair foods list for the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. This list is available on its website, as well as at the Health Fair 11 exhibit and at fair information booths.

Fair guests are welcome to bring outside food and drinks. Coolers are permitted, but will be searched at entrances. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fair. Please note: Coolers are not permitted in the Grandstand or the Warner Coliseum.