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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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.

Terminal 2-Humphrey, 7150 Humphrey Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55450

See & Do
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 Ave N, St. Paul, MN

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

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


Sink your teeth into a classic foot-long, German-style hot dog at Speedy’s.

Next to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) building, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN

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.

South side of Carnes between Nelson & Underwood, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN

Tom Thumb Donuts

Start your foodie adventure off right at Tom Thumb Donuts. Their delicious and fresh mini-donuts are cooked to order.

Cooper Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN


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