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State Fair Food Parade tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday

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Tickets for Minnesota State Fair Food Parade go on sale today (Friday) at 10 a.m. At 10 a.m., tickets will be available for purchase here. Tickets are $20 per vehicle for up to 5 people. Vehicles with more than 5 people will be need an extra $20 ticket per person, but it's also key to know that kids ages 4 and younger aren't counted. 

The food parade runs Aug. 20-23, Aug. 27-30, and Sept. 3-7, with a trip through the 1.5 mile State Fair course expected to last multiple hours, according to fair officials. 

Each ticket gets you the following: 

  • Entrance to the food parade. 
  • Insulated Minnesota State Fair lunch bag. 
  • Entertainment and activities along the parade route. 
  • Goodie bag of surprises. 

Food purchases along the parade route are not included, so the $20 ticket simply gets you into the event. People in the vehicle tasked with ordering and paying for the food are encouraged to wear a mask to help prevent COVID-19 transmission. Plus, you should bring pens to write down orders and for kids to play BINGO along the route. 

The State Fair says it is limiting the number of vehicles per hour to make sure guests get through the parade as efficiently as possible, with KSTP's Chris Egert reporting that the limit is 1,000 cars per day. 

Among the vendors confirmed for the drive-thru are fair mainstays including Sweet Martha's Cookies, Mouth Trap Cheese Curds, Pronto Pups, and Turkey to Go.

Here's a look at the vendor list and what they'll be selling.

  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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