Minn. State Fair offers fall food parade in October

The Minnesota State Fair is offering a fall food parade. The Minnesota State Fair is offering a fall food parade. |  Photo: KSTP

Created: September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

The Minnesota State Fair will follow up the extremely popular State Fair Food Parade with an encore Fall Food Parade Oct. 1-4 and 8-11. 


The parade will once again be a drive-thru experience featuring 16 vendors and a chance to get your State Fair food fix while supporting the Great Minnesota Get-Together. 

Participating food vendors include: Turkey to Go by MN Turkey Growers, Fresh French Fries, Mouth Trap Cheese Curds, Que Viet, Sweets & Treats, Pronto Pups, Tom Thumb Donuts, West Indies Soul Food, Minneapple Pie, Hansen’s Foot Long Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs, Butcher Boys/Pitchfork Sausage, Cheese On-A-Stick and Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Giggles’ Campfire Grill, El Sol Mexican Foods, The Hangar, and Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar.

Some are offering items with fall flavors.

Tickets will be on sale by registering through a lottery process; lottery registration is open now until noon Thursday Sept. 17.

Due to the high demand for tickets to the summer Food Parade, Fall Food Parade tickets will be sold through a random electronic lottery process. Those who wish to purchase a ticket must first register for the lottery by noon Thursday Sept. 17.

Registrants will be entered into a random drawing for the opportunity to purchase one vehicle ticket to the Fall Food Parade. Registering does not guarantee an opportunity to purchase a ticket, and no payment is required at that time. One registration per person.

All who register will receive an email by 8 a.m. Monday Sept. 21, notifying them that they have either been randomly selected for an opportunity to purchase one vehicle ticket, or if they have been placed on the waiting list. 
Those selected randomly in the lottery process may purchase one vehicle ticket for a specific arrival date and time. The event runs Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 1-4 and 8-11 (arrival times are on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Each vehicle ticket is $20 (plus $5 in fees, sales tax included) and includes entrance for up to five people per standard-size vehicle.

Proceeds support the Minnesota State Fair in a year when the fair lost virtually all of its revenue due to the cancellation of the 2020 Great Minnesota Get-Together. There is a limit of one vehicle ticket per customer. Food purchases are not included in the vehicle ticket price.

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