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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

65 Days 13 Hours 14 Mins

2024 Kickoff to Summer at the Fair Vendors

Food Vendors

GF = gluten-friendly
V = vegetarian
VE = vegan

Note: We recommend confirming ingredients with each vendor if you have dietary or allergy restrictions. 

Al’s Subs & Malt Shop (cash only)

  • Sub Sandwiches (V without meat)
    • ham, turkey, roast beef, salami, BLT, Super Sub (all meats included), veggie
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream in a cone or waffle cone  (GF – ask for the ice cream to be served in a dish)
    • vanilla, chocolate, vanilla & chocolate twist
  • Malts (topped with whipped cream and a cherry)
    • vanilla, chocolate, vanilla & chocolate twist, strawberry, raspberry, caramel, hot fudge
  • Sundaes (topped with whipped cream and a cherry)
    • chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, caramel, hot fudge
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Beverages
    • Diet Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, root beer, coffee, orange juice, milk, bottled water

Andy’s Grille (cash/credit)

  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Hamburger with chips
  • Cheeseburger with chips
  • Kettle chips V
  • Beverages
    • Soda, bottled water, energy drinks
  • Beer
    • Blue Moon, Bud Light Strawberita Slushy, Caramel Apple Craft Seltzer, Chocolate Chip Cookie Beer, Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Mike’s Harder Lemonade Slushy, Modelo Especial, Smirnoff Ice Smash Red, White & Berry Slushy, Summit Sága Hazy IPA, Twisted Tea Slushy, White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer
  • Entertainment
    • Staff’s State Fair dance tradition, every hour on the hour
    • Corey Rae White
      • Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
      • Saturday & Sunday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Auntie M’s Gluten Free (cash/credit)

  • Gluten-free corn dog GF
  • Gluten-free cheese curds GF, V
  • Gluten-free funnel cake GF
    • Original V, VE; strawberries and cream, apple pie, caramel apple pie

Baba’s (cash/credit)

  • Hummus bowls served with fried pita
    • Beauty and the Buffalo; Chili Baba (GF without pita, V); Dill + Curd (GF without pita, V); Falafelicious (GF without pita, V, VE); Hummus Bi Lahme (GF without pita)
  • Dipping options
    • fried pita (V, VE), falafel with tahini drizzle (V, VE)
  • Fresh mint lemonade

Ball Park Cafe (cash/credit)

  • Burgers
    • Ball Park Burger, Fastball Burger, hamburger, cheeseburger
  • Chicken sandwich
  • Chicken fingers
  • French fries
  • Garlic fries GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mello Yello, lemonade, iced tea, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Castle Danger Ode IPA, Coors Light, Lift Bridge Blueberry Lemonade Slushie, Lift Bridge Mango Blonde, Lift Bridge Mini Donut Beer, Lift Bridge Grape Ape Seltzer, Lift Bridge The Bomb Hard Seltzer, Michelob Golden Draft Light, Modist Sea Salt Lime Supra Deluxe, Modist DREAMYARD IPA, Pryes Chili Pineapple Express Sour, Steel Toe Size 7 IPA, Sweetland Orchard Cherry Rhubarb (GF), Wild State Cider Hazy Pink Pineapple
  • Entertainment
    • Sports action on giant TVs

Big Fat Bacon (cash/credit)

  • Bacon On-a-Stick GF
  • Bottled water

Blue Moon Dine-In Theater (cash/credit)

  • Wood-Fired Pizza
    • sausage; pepperoni; hot honey, jalapeño & pepperoni; sausage & pepperoni; cheese
    • gluten-friendly pizza crust available (cooked in same oven as gluten crusts)
  • Cheesy French Onion Monkey Bread
  • Wood-Fired Sausages
    • brat, Polish sausage, andouille (spicy)
    • can be served on a bed of romaine lettuce instead of a bun GF
  • Wood-Fired Mexi Pulled Pork
    • can be served on a bed of romaine lettuce instead of a bun GF
  • Irish Butter Ice Cream Over Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toast
  • Sweet Corn Ice Cream
  • Shakes GF
    • vanilla, chocolate
    • Soda Pop (Orange Dream, Brown Cow, Lemon-Lime Rickey)
  • Beverages
    • fountain soda
    • bottled water

Cafe Caribe (cash/credit)

  • Lobster Roll with chips
  • Loaded Lobster Fries
  • Crab Cakes
  • Jerk Wings
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Chicken Tenders with fries
    • plain, buffalo
  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Fries V
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, Mello Yello, Sprite, Vitamin Water XXX, coffee, iced tea, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Cayman Jack Frozen Margarita (Original or Strawberry), Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Lift Bridge Key Lime Pie, Lift Bridge Paloma Hard Seltzer, Modelo Especial, Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler, Truly Spiked & Sparkling Wild Berry, Twisted Tea, WarPigs Foggy Geezer Hazy IPA
  • Wine
    • Winehaven Marquette Reserve (red), Winehaven Frontenac Gris (white)
  • Entertainment
    • Thursday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.: Mark Joseph
    • Friday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.: Chris Lawrence
    • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Chris Lawrence
    • Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Mark Joseph

Cheese-on-a-Stick and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade (cash/credit)

  • Cheese-on-a-stick
    • American cheese, jalapeño cheese
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade GF, V, VE
    • Regular, jumbo
  • Bottled water

Chimborazo (cash/credit)

  • Yuca Frita (fried cassava with garlic and citrus, served with aji criollo) GF
  • Empanada de Queso (cheese turnover dusted with powdered sugar)
  • Empanada de Carne (beef turnover with curtido and aji criollo)
  • Empanada de Vegetariano (potatoes/onion/spinach/peas/carrots turnover with curtido and aji criollo) V
  • Wings (8 pieces, dry rub)
  • Ensalada Fresca (green salad with tomato, yellow & red peppers, onion, avocado, queso fresca, served with fresh lime vinaigrette, option to add chicken)
  • Sanduches (served with chips; option to upgrade to fresh-cut fries or salad; gluten-free option available)
    • Sanduche de Pernil (roasted pork with sweet plantain and aji criollo)
    • Sanduche de Pollo (grilled chicken with mozzarella, mayonnaise, aji criollo)
    • Sanduche de Carne (flank steak with red pepper and mozzarella)
    • Sanduche de Chorizo (chuizos, red pepper, red onion, egg, mozzarella, aji criollo)
    • Sanduche Vegetariano (grilled red pepper, yellow pepper, onion, tomato, mozzarella, mayonnaise, aji criollo) V
  • Bowls
    • Seco De Pollo (chicken stew with pepper, tomatoes, onions and garlic in a beer sauce; served with sweet plantains)
    • Seco De Carne (tender beef stew with pepper, tomatoes, onions and garlic in a beer sauce; served with rice and sweet plantains)
    • Vegetariano (rice, beans, sweet plantains, llapingacho, avocado; served with a small side salad) V
    • Hornado (slow cooked roast pork in highland sauces, rice and beans)
  • Sides
    • fresh-cut fries GF, sweet plantain, pork, sauces
  • Bottled sauces

Coasters (cash/credit)

  • Burgers
    • hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger GF without bun
  • Sandwiches
    • grilled chicken sandwich, buffalo grilled chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich GF without bun
  • Beer-battered mac & cheese bites
  • Hot dog
  • French fries
  • Onion rings
  • Donut Delights
  • Beverages
    • soda, 1919 Root Beer, Gatorade, Red Bull, coffee, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Busch Light, Castle Danger Cream Ale, Coors Light, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Lift Bridge Cosmopolitan Martini Slushie, Lift Bridge Grape Ape, Modelo Especial, Mike’s Harder Hurricane Punch Slushie, Sociable Cider Werks Skinny Tire Light Apple, Summit Twins Pils, Third Street Midway Mayhem Lime Lager, Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer, Twisted Tea
  • Wine
    • Cannon River red wine, Cannon River white wine

Dino’s Gyros (cash/credit)

  • Sandwiches
    • Gyros Sandwich, Spicy Gyros Sandwich, Chicken Gyros Sandwich (GF without flatbread), Falafel Sandwich (GF without flatbread, V)
  • Meal combos (sandwich, fries, drink)
  • Feta Bites V
  • Tirokroketes V
  • French fries V
  • Beverages
    • Pepsi fountain soda products, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Bomba Bull Frosé All Day Slushie, Castle Danger Castle Cream Ale, Coors Light, Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA, Hamm’s, Invictus Salted Nut Roll Golden Ale, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Michelob Golden Draft Light, Surly Furious IPA, Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer
  • Entertainment
    • Thursday, 4-9 p.m.: The Sam Kuusisto Band
    • Friday, 4-9 p.m.: Shirts and Skins
    • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Daina’s Piano Party
    • Saturday, 3:30-7 p.m.: Pandora’s Other Box
    • Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Sam Kuusisto Band
    • Sunday, 3:30-7 p.m.: Camille and Company

Duke’s Poutine (cash only)

  • Poutine
  • Fresh-cut french fries GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • Fountain Coca-Cola products
    • Lemonade
    • Bottled water

El Sol Mexican Foods (cash/credit)

  • Tacos GF*, V*
    • flour taco, corn taco
  • Burritos V*
    • bean burrito, jumbo beef burrito, bean and beef burrito
  • Taco Salad V*
  • Nachos V*
  • Beverages
    • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist
    • Bottled water

*Note: Tacos can be made gluten-friendly upon request. All products can be made meatless as a vegetarian option; beans can be substituted.

Fresh French Fries (cash/credit)

  • French Fries GF, V, VE, Kosher
    • 16 oz. bucket, 32 oz. bucket, 88 oz. souvenir pail
  • Beverages
    • Bottled Coca-Cola products
    • Bottled water

Giggles’ Campfire Grill (cash/credit, two locations)

  • Beverages
    • 1919 Root Beer, Monster Energy, Monster Energy Zero Ultra, soda, bottled water
  • Beer & Wine
    • Budweiser, Coors Light, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Heineken, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Michelob Golden Draft Light, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze, Round Lake red & white wine, Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler, Twisted Tea, White Claw Black Cherry, White Claw Raspberry

Hansen’s Foot Long Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs (cash/credit)

  • Foot Long Corn Dog
  • Foot Long Hot Dog
  • Corn Dog
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Sprite, lemonade
    • bottled water

Minnesnowii Shave Ice (cash/credit/Apple Pay)

  • Minnesnowii Shave Ice with variety of flavors GF, V, VE*
    • blue raspberry, cherry, cotton candy, Dragon Fruit, grape, guava, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, passion fruit, pink lemonade, root beer, strawberry, Tiger’s Blood, watermelon
    • Rainbow (blue raspberry, lemon, strawberry)
    • Hawaiian Sunrise (passion fruit, mango, guava)
    • Mangonada (chamoy sauce, tajin, popping mango boba pearls, tamarind candy straw)
    • Snow Cream topping (sweetened condensed milk)

*Note: All Minnesnowii flavors are gluten-friendly, vegan, vegetarian and deemed kosher except Mangonada and the Snow Cream topping.

Mouth Trap Cheese Curds (cash/credit)

  • Deep-Fried Cheese Curds
    • regular, bucket
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, bottled water

Nelson’s Foot Long Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs (cash/credit)

  • Foot Long Corn Dog
  • Foot Long Hot Dog
  • Corn Dog
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Sprite, lemonade, bottled water

NEW! – Peachey’s Baking Company (cash/credit/Apple Pay)

  • The Amish Doughnut
  • Coconut Cream Doughnut
  • Southern Sweet Tea

The Perfect Pickle (cash only)

  • Deep-Fried Pickles (served with ranch dressing) V, VE without ranch
  • Pickle On-a-Stick GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • fountain Pepsi products

Produce Exchange (cash/credit)

  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (fresh, grilled) V
  • Blueberry Bread
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bowl
  • Grilled Baguette V
  • Chips & Salsa GF, V
  • Fresh Fruits (whole, bowls, cups) GF, V, VE
  • Fresh-Cut Fruit & Kombucha Combo GF, V, VE
  • Jars of Summer GF, V, VE
  • Cooper’s Small Batch Hot Sauce GF, V, VE
  • Trail Mix GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • Kombucha GF, V, VE
    • Fruit juices
    • Arnold Palmer
    • Watermelon Lemonade
    • Root beer floats
    • Craft soda pop
    • energy drinks (Hiball Organic Seltzer, Red Bull, Yerba Mate)
    • sparkling water
    • bottled water

Pronto Pups (cash/credit, two locations)

  • Pronto Pups
  • Papa Pups
  • Jumbo Pickles GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, bottled water

Que Viet Concessions (cash/credit)

  • Giant Egg Roll On-a-Stick GF
  • Garlic Cream Cheese Wontons  V
  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee  GF, V

RC’s BBQ (cash only)

  • 4 Bones St. Louis-style ribs
  • Pulled pork sandwich
  • Smoked chicken sandwich
  • Grilled pork chop on-a-stick
  • Coleslaw
  • RC’s chips
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Arnold Palmer Spiked, Bell’s Two Hearted IPA, Bud Light Seltzer Black Cherry, Fulton Blood Orange Hard Seltzer, Fulton Lonely Blonde, Fulton Lonely Shandy, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Lift Bridge Grape Ape, Lift Bridge Mango Blonde, Michelob Golden Draft Light, Michelob ULTRA
  •  Entertainment
    • Mike Poot
      • Saturday: 1-4 p.m.
      • Sunday: noon to 3 p.m.

Richie’s Cheese Curd Tacos (cash/credit)

  • Original Cheese Curd Taco
  • Boxchecker Cheese Curd Taco
  • Pickle Cheese Curd Taco V

Rick’s Pizza (cash/credit)

  • Pizza
    • Pickle Pizza V, cheese, pepperoni, sausage
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, lemonade, bottled water

Sambusa Express (cash/credit)

  • Beef Sambusas (Halal)
  • Veggie Sambusas V, VE
  • Somali Spiced Tea

Summer Lakes Beverage (cash/credit)

  • Minnesota Mocktails
    • Bootleg GF
    • Luna Paloma GF
    • Fresh Press Margarita GF, V, VE
    • Fresh Press Jalapeño Margarita GF, V, VE
  • Bottled Cocktail Mixes
    • Bootleg GF
    • Luna Paloma GF
    • Fresh Press Margarita GF, V, VE
    • Fresh Press Jalapeño Margarita GF, V, VE
    • Lake Storm Lemonade GF, V, VE
    • Wedge-Hammer GF, V, VE
    • Bama! Lemon Sweet Tea GF, V, VE

Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar (cash/credit)

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • large cone, pail
  • Beverages
    • milk, coffee, water

Sweets & Treats (cash only)

  • Popcorn V, VE
  • Caramel corn
  • Caramel apples
  • Sno cones V, VE
  • Cotton candy V, VE
  • Beverages
    • Fountain soda, bottled water

Tiny Tim Donuts (cash only)

  • Mini Donuts

Tot Boss (cash/credit)

  • Tater tots GF, V, VE
  • Loaded tots GF
  • Poutine tots
  • Chili tots GF
  • Nacho tots GF
  • Mini corndogs & tots
  • Chicken tenders & tots
  • Dipping sauces
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew

NEW! – Trickster Tacos (cash/credit/Apple Pay/Google Pay)

  • Native American Tacos
    • Traditional Beef (beef, cheese, spring mix, fresh garden salsa, side of sour cream & Cholula)
    • Key Lime Chicken (chicken, cheese, spring mix, fresh mango salsa, side of sour cream & Cholula)
    • Soy Chorizo (soy chorizo, spring mix, fresh mango salsa, side of Cholula) VE
  • Taco Salads (fresh spring mix, choice of meat, cheddar cheese, garden salsa, tortilla chips, lime, side of sour cream & Cholula) GF, vegan option available
  • Walking Tacos & Nachos
    • Plain Jane (Doritos, beef, cheese, sour cream)
    • Southern Pie (Fritos, beef, cheese, garden salsa, sour cream)
    • Wagon Burner (Hot Doritos, beef, cheese, spring mix, mango salsa)
    • Chester’s Fav (Hot Cheetos, beef, cheese, garden salsa, sour cream)
    • Vegetarian and gluten-friendly options available
  • Wojapi Lemonade (berry lemonade)

West Indies Soul Food (cash/credit)

  • Jerk Chicken (2 pieces, legs or wings)* GF
  • Curry Chicken* GF
  • Rice & Beans* GF, VE
  • Jamaican Patty*
    • spicy beef, mild beef, mild chicken
  • Sweet Potato Pie V
  • Beverages
    • canned soda, bottled water
    • Caribbean Lemonade* GF, VE

*These items are also dairy-free.

Specialty Shopping and Exhibit Booths

  • 3rd Lair SkatePark & SkateShop: Logo T-shirts, BMX bikes, magazines, sport shoes, logo hats, sport safety equipment, skateboard clothing, sport hardware, videos, skateboards, longboards
  • Airbrushed Caricatures: Airbrushed caricature paintings
  • Always Northern Permanent Jewelry: Permanent jewelry
  • Angry Minnow Vintage: Minnesota lake T-shirts, baseball hats, hoodies, vintage custom flannel shirts, Angry Minnow logo T-shirts
  • Can Can Wonderland: Logo T-shirts, logo bucket hats, logo sunglasses, logo goofball glassware
  • Crystal Visions: Hats, sunglasses
  • Frankie’s Marine: Ranger boats, ranger pontoons, Ascend kayaks, Tracker side by side and ATVs
  • Gifts by Handmade: Embroidery, unfinished reverse appliques, owl backpacks, owl bags, coin purses, cloth purses, sand creature animals, handmade Hmong wall hangings
  • Glitter Glamper: Three-dimensional fantasy faces, glitter tattoos, face painting, glitter beards
  • GoodThings: Minnesota-themed puzzles, stickers, socks, slippers, T-shirts, sweatshirts, lounge pants, baseball hats, books, tote bags, coasters, towels, hot pads, trivets, cutting boards, mugs, bottle openers, koozies, cribbage boards, wall art, glassware, hot dish items, Paul Bunyan items, loon Items, fishing items, cabin and lake items, dog toys, kids’ toys, plush animals, baby onesies
  • Gotta Go Gotta Throw: Disc golf discs, ultimate disc, disc golf bags, disc golf accessory items, catch discs, portable baskets
  • Hagen and Oats: Games, logo T-shirts, custom home décor, handcrafted Minnesota themed wood décor, wall art, candles, custom pet portrait, bottle opener, cribbage boards, scroll saw art
  • LeafHome Water Solutions: Promotion and display of LeafHome Water Solutions, LeafHome Water Solutions offers free testing and consultation
  • LeafFilter Gutter Protection: Promotion and display of LeafFilter Gutter Protection
  • Lip Esteem: Plant based and gluten free lip glosses, plant based and gluten free lipsticks, lip balm, lip exfoliator, lip treatment, lipstick on-a-stick
  • Mattress Firm: Mattresses, adjustable foundations, frames, pillows and linens
  • Minnesota Exteriors – Blue Flame Gas Association: Energy-efficient roofing, siding, windows and doors
  • Minnesota Rusco: Promotion of Rusco brand home improvement products: Windows, Siding, Doors, Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Restyling and Countertops
  • Minnesota State Fair Foundation: Friends of the Fair membership program benefits and signups, plus info on fair projects supported by the Foundation. Meet here for the Stroll Through History tours!
  • Must be Ruff: Pumpkin dog bone treats, Ruffcakes – soft baked doggy cupcakes, Kirby’s Donuts – bacon topped doggy donuts, mini ruff cakes kitty treats, Must be Ruff logo T-shirts
  • Northern Pine Co. Boutique: Apparel for women, men and youth, funny graphic tees for men, baby onesies, soy wax candles with funny sayings, keychains, cups, sunglasses and fanny packs
  • Northern Star Council – Boy Scouts of America: Scouting opportunities for youth to adults and inflatable axe throwing
  • Paddle North: Logo apparel, logo shirts, logo hats, logo sunglasses, electric bikes, Paddle North accessories, stand-up paddle boards, carbon fiber adjustable paddles, wake-surf boards, kayaks, sunscreen, logo swimsuits, utility docks
  • Rainbow Midwest: Rainbow play systems – children’s wooden backyard play systems and swings
  • Renewal by Andersen: Promotion of Andersen windows and patio doors
  • Roots, Shoots & Leaves: T-shirts, pottery, pottery décor, stickers, potted tropical and houseplants, succulents, cacti, fertilizer, soil mixes
  • Sota Clothing: Kids clothing, décor signs, short-sleeved T-shirts, hats, tank tops, long-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, wine glasses, tote bags, water bottles, can koozies, keychains, pint glasses, logo kids wear, wooden games, playing cards, logo tank tops, logo long-sleeved T-shirts, baby onesies, leather journals, coasters, magnets, men’s belts, MN-shaped cake pans and dishes, women’s dresses and jewelry
  • Star Tribune: Star Tribune T-shirts, tote bags, tumblers, coolers, umbrellas, newspapers and more
  • State FairWear: Minnesota State Fair merchandise including T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats
  • T-Mobile: Visit the T-Mobile booth to learn how you can score the best deal in wireless and home internet
  • Treasure Island Resort & Casino: Learn all about Treasure Island’s most recent promotions and walk away with some giveaways

All information subject to change.