Minnesota State Fair Announces Food Parade Experience

The drive-thru parade’s 16 food favorites include Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar
Cream cheese wontons at Que Viet Concessions
Cream cheese wontons at Que Viet Concessions

Photo by Darin Kamnetz

Fans of the Minnesota State Fair’s familiar food offerings, rejoice! The fair, which was canceled back in May, has just announced a drive-thru food parade. The experience features 16 favorite vendors, including Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar, Mouth Trap Cheese Curds, Que Viet, Turkey to Go, and Tom Thumb Donuts.

The food parade dates will be August 20-23, August 27-30, and September 3-7. Tickets cost $20 for each vehicle of up to five passengers (kids 4 and under are not counted), and food is an additional charge. They go on sale online only at 10 a.m. on July 31 at this link.

Visitors will have to remain in their vehicles for the duration of the one-way, 1.5-mile parade route, and there will be in-car bingo and other activities. Each ticket includes one insulated Minnesota State Fair reusable lunch bag and a “goodie bag” filled with surprises.

The fair asks that participants wear masks while ordering and paying for food.

See Also: Where to Find Minnesota Fair Food All Summer Long

Participating vendors include:

  1. Turkey to Go (credit card only)
    • Turkey Sandwich
      • Giant Juicy (1/3 pound): $9
      • Half-Pound Giant Juicy: $11
    • Turkey Legs (gluten-friendly): $10
    • Turkey Sandwich Meat by the Pound (gluten-friendly)
      • One Pound: $17
      • Five Pounds: $80
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Fanta): $2.50
  2. Tom Thumb Donuts (cash/credit)
    • Mini Donuts: $6
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, water): $3
  3. Fresh French Fries (cash/credit)
    • 32 oz.: $8
    • 88 oz.: $14
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, lemonade, water): $2.50
  4. Sweets & Treats (cash/credit)
    • Jumbo Cotton Candy: $8
    • Caramel & Candy Apples: $5
    • Popcorn: $5
    • Caramel Corn: $5
    • Sno Cone: $4
    • Water: $3
  5. Mouth Trap Cheese Curds (cash/credit)
    • Bucket: $17
  6. Que Viet (cash/credit)
    • Giant Egg Roll On-a-Stick: $8
    • Garlic Cream Cheese Wontons: $8
  7. Pronto Pups (cash only)
    • Regular Pronto Pup: $5
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, water): $3
  8. Pitchfork Sausage/Butcher Boys London Broil (cash/credit)
    • London Broil Steak on a Roll with onions, peppers and cheese (gluten-friendly without bun): $10
    • Italian Sausage Sandwich with onions and peppers (gluten-friendly without bun): $10
    • Italian Sausage On-a-Fork: $8
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, water): $3
  9. Dairy Goodness Bar by Midwest Dairy (cash/credit)
    • Malts (12 oz.): $5
      • Chocolate
      • Vanilla
      • Vanilla with Caramel Sauce
  10. West Indies Soul Food (cash/credit)
    • Jamaican Patties: $6
      • Chicken
      • Beef
    • Jumbo Jerk Chicken Wings (2): $7
    • Bottled beverages (Pepsi, Mountain Dew): $5; Water: $4
  11. Foot Long Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs (cash/credit)
    • Foot Long Hot Dog: $7
    • Foot Long Corn Dog: $8
    • Regular Corn Dog: $5
    • Bottled water: $2
  12. Giggles’ Campfire Grill (cash/credit)
    • Walleye Fries: $9.50
    • Walleye Cakes: $9.50
    • Duck Bacon Wontons: $9.50
    • Duck Drummies: $9.50
    • Beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew): $2.50; Water: $2 or 3 for $5
  13. Cheese On-A-Stick and Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade (cash/credit)
    • Cheese On-A-Stick: $5
      • American
      • Jalapeño
    • Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
      • Sealed Bottle (16 oz.): $5
      • State Fair Souvenir Bottle (28 oz.): $8
      • 1-gallon jug: $20
  14. The Hangar (cash/credit)
    • Tater Twister (Sausage wrapped in a whole spiral-sliced potato and fried): $6
    • Fried Oreos: $7
    • Funnel Cake: $8
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite): $4; Water: $3
  15. El Sol Mexican Foods (cash/credit)
    • Tacos: $5
      • Fried Flour Shell
      • Hard Corn Shell
    • Burritos
      • Beef and Bean: $9
      • Jumbo Beef: $8
      • Bean: $6
    • Taco Salad: $8
    • Bottled beverages (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, water): $2
  16. Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar (cash only)
    • Pail of Cookies: $17 (limit 6 pails per vehicle)
    • Bottled beverages (water, milk): $3

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