Minnesota State Fair Travel Guide

Andrew Zimmern visits the Minnesota State Fair for some of the country's most kitschy and bizarre food. From fried pickles and chocolate to goats milk straight from the udder, Andrew explores what it takes to ...

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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

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.

Machinery Hill, west side of Cooper & Lee streets, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN

Cinnie Smiths

Don’t miss their warm, gooey, mini-cinnamon rolls made from scratch with all natural ingredients.

Murphy Avenue & Underwood Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN

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

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.

West Dan Patch Ave & Chambers St, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN

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!

Carnes Avenue, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN

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 Eleventh St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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


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