16 Minnesota State Fair food vendors announced for next week’s auto show
The move of the Twin Cities Auto Show from the Minneapolis Convention Center to the Fairgrounds will be a real treat for foodies. That’s because the event awakens 16 beloved vendors from their winter slumber to serve up some state fair favorites.
Running from Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, May 23, this year’s auto show – now outdoors – will feature food offerings from more than a dozen state fair vendors.
Here’s the list – and don’t forget to note that those with an asterisk will also serve beer and wine:
- Al’s submarines – Sub-sandwiches, soft ice cream cones, malts, sundas and root beer floats
- Ball Park Cafe – an assortment of beers and snacks
- Barona – Lemonade and cheese on a stick and jalapeño cheese on a stick
- Blue Moon Dine-In Theater – Wood-fired pizza (sausage, pepperoni, sausage and pepperoni, cheese); Wood-fired pulled pork, wood-fired sausages (brat, polish, andouille), shakes (vanilla and chocolate)
- Beer Garden coasters * – Variety of burgers, chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwich, fries, onion rings, nachos, hot dogs and drinks
- Colonial nut roll – Walnut rolls in a variety of flavors
- Fresh fries – Fries and drinks
- Hansen’s Food
– hot dogs and corn dogs
- Hildebrand dealerships *
– assorted burgers including Cali B, Boom Boom, Kimi Goes to Nashville and No Frills, as well as Pulled Pork Mango Tango and ‘How Sweet It Is’ Glazed Pork Chop on a Stick
- From Lulu *
– Chicken fillets, prime rib tacos, walleye tacos, gorilla bread and drinks
- Mancini’s Al Fresco *
– Steak sandwich, porcetta wings, Coney Islands, garlic toast, ice cream, root beer floats
- Pronto Pup – Pronto Pups, giant pickles and drinks
- Sweet Martha Cookie Jar
– Cone o ‘Cookies, take away bucket, milk, coffee and water
- The original cheese curds – Fried cheese curds and drinks
- The perfect pickle
– Fried dill pickle slices, dill pickle on a stick and drinks
- Tom Thumb Mini Donuts
– Mini donuts, pink lemonade and other drinks
The Twin Cities Auto Show features hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs and specialty vehicles on display throughout the fairground. Adult tickets (16 and over) cost $ 15 in advance (just a few dollars more than a State Fair ticket) or $ 20 at the door. Teens ages 11 to 15 enter for $ 5.
There will also be a Military Appreciation Day on May 18, where entry is free for veterans and current members of the armed forces (with family and friends getting a $ 7 discount). May 19 is half price on Wednesdays, with $ 10 tickets for adults. Parking is free.
Learn more here.