Minnesota State Fair Travel Guide

Prepare yourself for a foodie adventure at the Minnesota State Fair. From Tom Thumb Donuts to Kiwanis Malts, we have all of the not-to-miss spots.


Activities
Blue Moon Dine-in Theater
Sample one of the brand new foods offered at the fair -- Comet Corn: caramel corn that’s laced with parmesan cheddar pretzels and frozen with liquid nitrogen.
  • Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN US

Blue Moon Dine-in Theater

Sample one of the brand new foods offered at the fair -- Comet Corn: caramel corn that’s laced with parmesan cheddar pretzels and frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN Saint Paul, MN, US
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
An annual event not-to-miss, the Minnesota State Fair takes place between the end of August and ends around Labor Day Weekend.
  • 1265 Snelling Avenue North
  • Saint Paul, MN 55108 US

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

An annual event not-to-miss, the Minnesota State Fair takes place between the end of August and ends around Labor Day Weekend.
1265 Snelling Avenue North Saint Paul, MN, US

Hotels
Hotel Ivy
Whether you’re arriving in town for the annual State Fair or not, Hotel Ivy is an ideal place to stay; perfectly situated – 15 to 20 minutes -- from the airport and located within the downtown area.
  • 201 South 11th Street
  • Minneapolis, MN 55403 US

Hotel Ivy

Whether you’re arriving in town for the annual State Fair or not, Hotel Ivy is an ideal place to stay; perfectly situated – 15 to 20 minutes -- from the airport and located within the downtown area.
201 South 11th Street Minneapolis, MN, US
Phone: +1 612-746-4600

Restaurants & Bars
Tom Thumb Donuts
Start your foodie adventure off right at Tom Thumb Donuts. Their delicious and fresh mini-donuts are cooked to order.
  • 2612 Eagle Valley Dr.
  • Saint Paul, MN 55129 US

Tom Thumb Donuts

Start your foodie adventure off right at Tom Thumb Donuts. Their delicious and fresh mini-donuts are cooked to order.
2612 Eagle Valley Dr. Saint Paul, MN, US
Cinnie Smiths
Don’t miss their warm, gooey, mini-cinnamon rolls made from scratch with all natural ingredients.
  • 19509 Driftwood St
  • Saint Paul, MN US

Cinnie Smiths

Don’t miss their warm, gooey, mini-cinnamon rolls made from scratch with all natural ingredients.
19509 Driftwood St Saint Paul, MN, US
Phone: +1 218-838-4432
Speedy's
Sink your teeth into a classic foot-long, German-style hot dog at Speedy’s.
  • Saint Paul, MN US

Speedy's

Sink your teeth into a classic foot-long, German-style hot dog at Speedy’s.
Saint Paul, MN, US
Kiwanis Malts
Serving some of the best malt shakes in Minnesota, the hardest time you’ll have is deciding which one to choose! Try the vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, together!
  • On the east side of Cosgrove, between Wright & Randall, Minnesota State
  • Randall, MN 56475 US

Kiwanis Malts

Serving some of the best malt shakes in Minnesota, the hardest time you’ll have is deciding which one to choose! Try the vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, together!
On the east side of Cosgrove, between Wright & Randall, Minnesota State Randall, MN, US
Carl’s Gizmo
A not-to-miss Italian-style sandwich called The Gizmo: ground beef, Italian sausage, tomatoes, fresh herbs and seasonings, all placed on a fresh Italian roll that’s covered with real mozzarella cheese and toasted under a broiler.

Carl’s Gizmo

A not-to-miss Italian-style sandwich called The Gizmo: ground beef, Italian sausage, tomatoes, fresh herbs and seasonings, all placed on a fresh Italian roll that’s covered with real mozzarella cheese and toasted under a broiler.
Saint Paul, MN, US
The Perfect Pickle
Sample their take on the fried pickle, one that’s dipped in chocolate!
  • Corner of Liggett Street & Dan Patch Avenue, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul MN
  • Saint Paul, MN US

The Perfect Pickle

Sample their take on the fried pickle, one that’s dipped in chocolate!
Corner of Liggett Street & Dan Patch Avenue, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul MN Saint Paul, MN, US
The French Meadow Bakery
Head over to the French Meadow Bakery to try their new menu item: the dough-sant, which is part doughnut and part croissant. Yum!
  • 2610 Lyndale Ave. S.
  • Minneapolis, MN 55408 US

The French Meadow Bakery

Head over to the French Meadow Bakery to try their new menu item: the dough-sant, which is part doughnut and part croissant. Yum!
2610 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN, US
Famous Dave's
Executive chef Charlie Torgerson creates a new pork-inspired offering to bring to the fair every summer. Sample his cracklins, made from North Carolina pig skins.
  • 3001 Hennepin Ave.
  • Minneapolis, MN 55408 US

Famous Dave's

Executive chef Charlie Torgerson creates a new pork-inspired offering to bring to the fair every summer. Sample his cracklins, made from North Carolina pig skins.
3001 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN, US
Corn Roast
One of the fair's busiest food vendors, the Corn Roast serves up roasted corn on the cob dipped in melted butter.
  • Nelson Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN US

Corn Roast

One of the fair's busiest food vendors, the Corn Roast serves up roasted corn on the cob dipped in melted butter.
Nelson Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN Saint Paul, MN, US
The Mouth Trap
Don’t miss the fair’s second most popular food item: fresh fried cheese curds.
  • Food Building, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN US

The Mouth Trap

Don’t miss the fair’s second most popular food item: fresh fried cheese curds.
Food Building, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN Saint Paul, MN, US
Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar
Check out the operations at Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar, where they bake more than a million cookies each day of the fair, making them No. 1 in fair food sales.
  • 1710 Carnes Ave.
  • Saint Paul, MN 55108 US

Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar

Check out the operations at Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar, where they bake more than a million cookies each day of the fair, making them No. 1 in fair food sales.
1710 Carnes Ave. Saint Paul, MN, US

Transportation
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Roughly 20 minutes from the MN State Fairgrounds and Hotel Ivy, MSP serves all major airlines, with domestic and international arrivals.
  • 7150 Humphrey Drive
  • Minneapolis, MN 55450 US

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Roughly 20 minutes from the MN State Fairgrounds and Hotel Ivy, MSP serves all major airlines, with domestic and international arrivals.
7150 Humphrey Drive Minneapolis, MN, US

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