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Aug. 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022

88 Days 22 Hours 23 Mins


Food Vendors

GF = gluten-friendly
V = vegetarian
VE = vegan

Note: We recommend confirming ingredients with each vendor if you have dietary or allergy restrictions. See program and detailed event map for locations here.

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, water

Andy’s Grille (cash/credit)

  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Hamburger with Chips
  • Cheeseburger with Chips
  • Kettle Chips
  • Shakes
    • chocolate, vanilla, strawberry
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Beverages
    • soda, bottled water, energy drinks
  • Beer
    • Blue Moon, Bud Light Strawberita (slushy option), Caramel Apple Craft Seltzer, Chocolate Chip Cookie Beer, Coors Light, Mike’s Harder Lemonade (slushy option), Modelo Especial, Samuel Adams Wicked Hazy IPA, Smirnoff Ice Smash Red, White & Berry (slushy option), Summit Extra Pale Ale, Twisted Tea (slushy option), White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer
  • Entertainment
    • Staff’s State Fair dance tradition
    • Saturday & Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.: Corey Rae White

Baba’s (cash/credit)

  • Hummus Bowls Served with Fried Pita
    • Creamy, Dreamy; Dill + Curd; Chili Baba; Bougie Baba; Hummus Bi Lahme; Falafelicious; Baba-Racha; Sweet Baba
  • Dipping Options
    • fried pita, falafel with tahini drizzle
  • 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
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mello Yello, lemonade, iced tea, bottled water
  • Beer
    • BlackStack Local 755 New England IPA, Dual Citizen Hola Beaches, Fair State Big Doinks IPA, Lift Bridge Hop Dish IPA, Lift Bridge Mango Blonde, Lift Bridge Mini Donut Beer, Lift Bridge The Bomb Hard Seltzer, Michelob Golden Draft Light, Modist Dreamyard IPA, Modist Into It Lager, Sweetland Orchard Cherry Rhubarb (GF)
  • Entertainment
    • Sports action on giant TVs

Bayou Bob’s (cash/credit)

  • Gator On-a-Stick  GF
  • Gator Stick with a Kick (habanero and cheddar cheese alligator brat on-a-stick)  GF
  • Gator-n-Tots (sliced alligator brat on tater tots, topped with Cajun aioli)  GF
  • Hot to Tot Gator (sliced habanero cheddar alligator brat on tater tots, topped with Cajun aioli)  GF
  • Tater Tots GF, V, VE
  • Frozen Grapes  GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Diet Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, sugar-free lemonade

Big Fat Bacon (cash only)

  • Bacon On-a-Stick
  • Bottled water

Blue Moon Dine-In Theater (cash/credit)

  • Wood-Fired Pizza
    • sausage; pepperoni; hot honey, jalapeño & pepperoni; sausage & pepperoni; cheese
  • Cheesy French Onion Monkey Bread
  • Wood-Fired Sausages
    • brat, Polish sausage, andouille (spicy)
  • Wood-Fired Mexi Pulled Pork
  • Sweet Corn Ice Cream
  • Shakes
    • vanilla, chocolate
    • Soda Pop Shakes (Orange Dream, Brown Cow, Lemon-Lime Rickey)
  • Beverages
    • fountain soda, bottled water

Café Caribe (cash/credit)

  • Lobster Roll with Chips
  • Crab Cakes
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Chicken Tenders with French Fries
    • plain, buffalo
  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • French Fries  V
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Powerade, coffee, iced tea, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Cayman Jack Frozen Margaritas, Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Mike’s Harder Lemonade, Modelo, Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler, Summit Saga, White Claw Black Cherry
  • Wine
    • Winehaven red, Winehaven white
  • Entertainment
    • Thursday to Monday: Mark Joseph Duo

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

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

Coasters (cash/credit)

  • Burgers
    • hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger  GF without bun
  • Cracklin Prime Rib Nachos
  • Beer-Battered Mac & Cheese Bites
  • Sandwiches
    • grilled chicken sandwich, buffalo grilled chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich  GF without bun
    • Option to make a basket with fries
  • Hot Dog
  • French Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Nachos
  • Beverages
    • soda, Gatorade, Red Bull, coffee, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Coors Light, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Miller Lite, Sociable Cider Werks Hard Cider, Summit Extra Pale Ale, Topo Chico Strawberry Guava Hard Seltzer, Waconia Apple Crisp Ale
  • Wine
    • red wine, 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
  • Greek Stuffed Ravioli
  • French Fries V
  • Beverages
    • Pepsi fountain soda products, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Bud Light Ritas, Cali Squeeze Blood Orange, Castle Danger Castle Cream Ale, Coors Light, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Firestone Mind Haze IPA, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Michelob Golden Draft Light, Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer
  • Entertainment
    • Thursday: The Sam Kuusisto Band
    • Friday: Nate and the Greats
    • Saturday morning timeslot: Camille & Co.
    • Saturday evening timeslot: Pandora’s Other Box
    • Sunday morning timeslot: Daina’s Piano Party
    • Sunday evening timeslot: That Oughta Be Band
    • Monday: The Sam Kuusisto Band

Duke’s Poutine (cash only)

  • Poutine
  • Fresh-cut French Fries GF
  • Beverages
    • Fountain Coca-Cola products, bottled water

El Sol Mexican Foods (cash/credit)

  • Tacos  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: All products can be made meatless as a vegetarian option; beans can be substituted.

French Meadow Bakery & Café (cash/credit)

  • Sconuts GF, V
  • Earth Wings GF, V, VE
  • Scones (strawberries, peaches, cream cheese topping) V
    • buttermilk scones V
    • cinnamon currant scones V
    • vegan scones V, VE
  • Breakfast Croissant Sandwich (gluten-free bread available upon request) V without bacon
  • Beverages
    • Espresso drinks, coffee, hot cocoa (vegan non-dairy milk available) GF
    • Chai (vegan non-dairy milk available) GF, V, VE
    • Black currant iced tea GF, hot organic Rishi tea GF, English breakfast tea, turmeric ginger tea

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

Hansen’s Foot Long Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs (cash/credit at Nelson St. location; cash only at Chambers St. location)

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

Hildebrand Concessions (cash only)

  • Beer
    • Castle Danger Castle Cream Ale, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Deschutes Neon Daydream Hazy Ale, Downeast Cider Peach Mango (GF), Grain Belt Premium, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Leinenkugel’s Juicy Peach, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Lupulin Tropical Fun Pants, Michelob Golden Light, Miller Lite, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 1985 IPA, Summit Extra Pale Ale, Summit Twins Pils, Topo Chico Margarita Hard Seltzer (GF), Vizzy Raspberry Lemonade Hard Seltzer (GF), WarPigs
  • Wine
    • red, white, rosé GF
  • Beverages
    • Coke products, bottled water

Mancini’s al Fresco (cash/credit)

  • Steak Sandwich
  • Messy Giuseppe
  • Porchetta (pig) Wings
  • Garlic Toast
  • Spumoni
  • Ice Cream
  • Root Beer Float
  • Beverages
    • Coke products, 1919 Root Beer, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Castle Danger Castle Cream Ale, Coors Light, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Heineken 0.0 NA, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Schell’s Sangria, Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler, Summit Extra Pale Ale, White Claw Hard Seltzer
  • Wine
    • La Terre Red Wine, La Terre Red Wine
  • Entertainment
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evening timeslot, Monday: Rockin’ Woody
    • Sunday morning timeslot: Gary LaRue

Minnesnowii Shave Ice (cash/credit/Apple Pay)

  • Minnesnowii Shave Ice with variety of flavors  GF, V, VE*
    • banana, blue raspberry, cherry, dragon fruit, Dr Pepper, guava, lime, lychee, mango, Mangonada, passion fruit, piña colada, pink lemonade, Pink Starburst, pumpkin spice, root beer, strawberry, Tiger’s Blood (mix of strawberry & coconut), watermelon
    • Rainbow (strawberry, banana, blue raspberry)
    • Hawaiian Sunrise (passion fruit, mango, guava)
    • Snow Cream topping (sweetened condensed milk)

*Note: All Minnesnowii flavors are gluten-friendly, vegan, vegetarian and deemed kosher except pumpkin spice, Mangonada and the Snow Cream topping. Piña colada and Tiger’s Blood have nut allergens.

Mouth Trap Cheese Curds (cash/credit)

  • Deep-Fried Cheese Curds
    • regular, bucket

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  V
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Grilled Fruit Bowl GF, V
  • Grilled Toast (goat cheese & jam) V
  • Chips & Salsa (local corn tortilla chips with grilled pineapple salsa fiesta) GF, V
  • Fresh Fruits (whole, bowls, cups) GF, V, VE
  • Fresh-Cut Fruit & Kombucha Combo  GF, V, VE
  • Jars of Summer  GF, V, VE
  • Trail Mix GF, V, VE
  • Beverages
    • kombucha GF, V, VE; juice (fresh-squeezed orange, fresh-squeezed grapefruit, fresh lemonade, mango, guava); Arnold Palmer; Watermelon Wanderer; energy drinks (Hiball Organic Seltzer, Red Bull); sparkling water; bottled water

Pronto Pups (cash/credit)

  • Pronto 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
  • Garlic Cream Cheese Wontons  V
  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee  GF, V

RC’s BBQ (cash only)

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Smoked Chicken Sandwich
  • Brisket Sandwich
  • Coleslaw
  • RC’s Chips
  • Beans
  • Beverages
    • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, bottled water
  • Beer
    • Bud Light Black Cherry Seltzer, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Lift Bridge Mango Blonde, Michelob Golden Light

Summer Lakes Beverages (cash/credit)

  • Mocktails GF
    • Bootleg, Luna Paloma, Fresh Press Margarita, Fresh Press Jalapeño Margarita
  • Bottled cocktail mix

Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar (cash/credit)

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

Sweets & Treats (cash only)

  • Cotton Candy  V, VE
  • Caramel Apples
  • Sno Cones  V, VE
  • Popcorn  V, VE
  • Caramel Corn
  • 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

West Indies Soul Food (cash/credit)

  • Jerk Chicken (2 pieces, legs or wings)  GF
  • Jerk Pork Chop On-a-Stick
  • Jamaican Patty
    • spicy beef, mild beef, mild chicken
  • Beverages
    • canned soda, bottled water

Merchandise Vendors

See program and detailed event map for locations here.

  • Angry Minnow Vintage and Crowned Crow: Vintage flannels, hats, T-shirts, leather key fobs and cuffs
  • Crystal Visions: Sunglasses
  • Glitter Glamper: Glitter tattoos, face painting, 3D festival faces, festival glitter and glitter beards, plus glitter sunscreen, hair accessories, glitter lip balm and bath bombs
  • GoodThings: Puzzles, tea towels, kids items and more
  • Hagen and Oats: Handcrafted cribbage boards, games, bottle openers and wall art
  • Homespun Gifts & Décor: T-shirts, hats, socks, sunglasses, headbands, lip balm, candles, kitchen towels, coasters, oven mitts, cookie cutters, baby onesies, kid T-shirts, puzzles, games, books, CDs and art prints
  • Humana: Learn more about Humana’s services and pick up a free famous green bag.
  • LeafFilter: Learn about gutter protection services and LeafFilter’s free inspections and estimates.
  • Minnesota Rusco: Minnesota’s home town remodeler is giving away backscratchers. Stop by to schedule a quote for your next project. All appointments made at the Kickoff event qualify for free labor and a free gift.
  • Must be Ruff: Ruffcakes, Kirby’s Donuts and MBR Pumpkin Bones
  • Paddle North: Paddle boards, kayaks, wake surf boards, utility docks, lake floats and apparel
  • Paul’s Porch Pots: Repurposed and decorated maple syrup buckets
  • Pleasureland RV: RVs, travel trailers, an icehouse and a small motorhome
  • Sota Clothing: T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, tanks, water bottles, glass wear, can coolers and stickers
  • Star Tribune: Merchandise including State Fair classics, plus subscription sales
  • State FairWear and Gold Country: T-shirts, hats, hoodies, sweatshirts, water bottles, gifts and collectibles from the State Fair and University of Minnesota
  • Whatnot Boutique: Women’s jean jackets, jeans, jewelry, backpacks, bags, hats, T-shirts and tops

All information subject to change.