Food & Drink
Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick. Read more about Minnesota State Fair
- Tillamook, the farmer-owned dairy brand from Oregon, is expanding east and their naturally aged cheddars are now available in the Twin Cities! To share their award-winning products with food lovers, Tillamook created the Melty Fest Tour, a series of events in partnership with local chefs and food pros.
Minnesota breweries form teams to create new collaboration beers you can only experience at the block party. You vote on the best brew! A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the winning team's local charity!
Free! Rain or Shine! Read more about In Cahoots Block Party: A Collaboration of Craft
Featuring a happy hour menu transforming recovered food into small plates by The Bird and speciality cocktails from Marco Zappia (Beverage Director, Colita and Martina) for an incredible experience.
Hear from JoAnne Berkenkamp (Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at NRDC), Bertrand Weber (Director, Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools) and April Rog (Director of Food Rescue, Second Harvest Heartland) about their work to reduce food waste.
Free to attend, happy hour food & drink menu available for purchase. Read more about Taste the Waste Happy Hour
Our Supper on the Farm is by far our most magical event of the year. Join us on August 17th, 2019 for an evening full of festivities including a grand tour of the farm in which you can see where 80 - 95% of the food at Wise Acre is grown as well as meet our beautiful heard of Scottish Highland Cattle, turkeys, ducks, heritage bread pigs and chickens. Following our tour you are invited to sit down to a beautiful multi-course farm-inspired dinner prepared by the talented culinary staff from Wise Acre Eatery. Every farm supper offers something new, but is always pure magic. Read more about Wise Acre Supper on the Farm
Start your Saturday morning off right with a variety of fresh foods, cooking education and live entertainment, rain or shine. With more that 60 local farmers, food makers and artists, visitors can shop for healthy, sustainably grown produce and artisan wares. Read more about Mill City Farmers Market
Looking to pig out? More than 30 restaurants bring the meat with their hottest bacon dishes. When you get thirsty, choose from among more than 100 craft beers of all kinds. There’ll be music, games and a commemorative glass to bring home when you’re full. Read more about Twin Cities Bacon and Beer Classic
Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Eat & Art on Lake: A Community Meal is a celebration of Lake Street’s diverse immigrant and refugee-owned restaurants. Featuring the artwork of local illustrator Cori Lin. Read more about Eat & Art on Lake: A Community Meal
Shake your tail feather at The Bird's One Hit Wonders Dance Party! Come as your favorite one-hit-wonder, whether that's Chumbawamba or Crystal Pepsi, and dance till your top pops. We'll be serving $2 jello shots, our signature Pride Cocktail— The Naughty Sprite, Pryes Brewing Company, and some really cool food. Read more about MPLS PRIDE One Hit Wonders Dance Party