Our second annual Minnesota Eats event starts this weekend! Join us on weekends, July 13 – August 4, to relish in the most quirky, delicious, and uniquely Minnesotan food combinations you can possibly imagine. Minnesota Eats will feature four specialty food booths serving up everything from the infamous Juicy Lucy to creamy S’more Nachos! To make it even better, each signature dish can be paired with a locally brewed beer. Enjoy the sunny, summer weather and friendly company as you challenge each other in yard games and competitions. With so much more to unfold when it comes to MN Eats, we decided to give you a special preview of every awesome thing this event has to offer.
Enjoy your favorites or maybe even brave some new foods you’ve never tried before at MN Eats! There is a unique taste of Minnesota for everyone in the family to love. Here is the MN Eats menu:
July 13 & 14
Juicy Lucy: Lasso Burger
MN Comforts: Swedish Meatballs
MN Fried: Walleye Basket
MN Desserts: Bent Paddle Cold Press Cupcake
July 20 & 21
Juicy Lucy: Donut Bacon Burger
MN Comforts: Booyah
MN Fried: Hotdish Croquettes
MN Desserts: S’more Nachos
July 27 & 28
Juicy Lucy: PB&J Burger
MN Comforts: Goulash
MN Fried: Spam on a Stick
MN Desserts: Nut Goodie Parfait
August 3 & 4
Juicy Lucy: Guac Taco Burger
MN Comforts: Wild Rice Soup
MN Fried: Corn Fritter
MN Desserts: Apple Crisp
Minnesota Eats' Lasso Juicy Lucy
Pick the weekend that sounds most appetizing to you, or if you can’t decide like many of us, come back for multiple weekends to get a taste of everything! Also, for our 21+ MN Eats visitors, enjoy a locally brewed beer with your meal. With so many beer options that will pair wonderfully with any dish, make sure to come back every weekend to try them all! Here is a list of our beer options:
Mankato Brewing Mad Butcher
Summit Cabin Crusher
Surly Xtra Citra
Michelob Golden Light
Lift Bridge Farmgirl
Valleyfair's exclusive Awww Shucks Beer by Badger Hill Brewing
Games & Activities
Minnesota Eats will also be offering games and activities specifically just for this event! Join us from 3:30-4:15 and 4:40-5:00 every day during MN Eats for Minnesota trivia. Pair up with your smartest friend and put your state knowledge to the test! Try and answer all the questions right, who knows? Maybe you know the most about the great state of Minnesota, and best of all, winners will receive a special prize! We will also be featuring a Meat Non-raffle from 3:30-4:15 and 5:15-5:30. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to participate in the raffle. Raffle tickets are FREE so make sure you stick around to claim your prize! All of our games and activities will take place at Superior Stage so make your way there for a chance to win awesome (and maybe even delicious prizes), and make some memories with friends and family.
Shows & Entertainment
In addition to new games & activities, we also have new and special entertainment every weekend of MN Eats. With tons of shows to choose from, you’ll never run out of fun! Join us July 13 & 14 for a Prince Tribute Band that honors our purple king or July 20 & 21 for Songblast! Dueling Guitars that will have you singing in your seat. We have Belladiva performing all your favorite hits on July 27 & 28 and Club 80 is taking us back to, you guessed, the 80s with some decade chart-toppers on August 3 & 4. Any weekend you decide on, you’re in for a treat! Showtimes are at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 PM at Superior Stage. Join us for a rocking' good time that you won’t want to miss it!
Our brand new Minnesota Eats merchandise is definitely something to look forward to! One of Valleyfair’s newest pieces is the MN Eats branded beer mug, wine tumbler and drink glass. Perfect for any occasion, these colorful and festive cups are not something you just pass up! Not only would this drinkware make the perfect gift for a friend, but it would also make for the perfect memento to commemorate your weekend at Valleyfair’s special event. Make sure to stop by to check out all the other merchandise we will have in store!
Specialty merchandise available only at Minnesota Eats
If you are already eager to get our hands on a pair of tickets to Minnesota Eats, you can buy online here for an admission ticket as well as a tasting card for ONLY $49.99! This combo will include one regular single-day admission and a tasting card which provides you with one sample from each of the four-event food booths!
Minnesota Eats' Guac Taco Juicy Lucy
Minnesota Eats' PB&J Juicy Lucy
Minnesota Eats' Spam on a Stick