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What Minnesota State Fair foods would you recommend for Minnesota musicians?

A big crowd is gathered here at MPR’s Minnesota State Fair booth as Jill Riley and Steve Seel broadcast live in what they’re aptly calling a “pre-party” for tonight’s big MN Music-on-a-Stick show at the Grandstand. We asked some of the Minnesota music fans gathered at the booth what State Fair foods they’d recommend for their favorite local musicians.

What State Fair foods would you recommend for your favorite Minnesota musician? Post your suggestion below!


Sam & Jake

“Cheese curds—for anyone!”


Rachel & Catherine

“Chicken in a waffle feels pretty bluegrassy—Trampled By Turtles should try it!”


Alyssa & Ben

Alyssa: “I think Har Mar Superstar would appreciate the kitsch appeal of Jell-O salad ice cream.”

Ben: “I’d recommend the new snow ribbons for Prince: classic, with a quirky twist.”


Ashley & Luke

Ashley: “The beer gelato at Mancini’s is actually really good. Bob Dylan should have that.”

Luke: “Minnesota is Mason Jennings’s adopted state, so if he wants to really fit in with a quintessential Minnesota food, he should have some hot dish on a stick.”


Brita, Akria, & Ivy

“Shannon Frid-Rubin, Cloud Cult’s violinist, is my violin teacher. The cheese curds are good, but she probably already knows that!”


Chris & Wyatt

“For Atmosphere, I’d recommend the big bacon.”


Honora & Daniel

“Har Mar Superstar should try the mini-donut beer.”


Amy & Chris

“A breakfast juicy lucy—for everyone!”


Sherri & Sophie

“Cotton candy for Cloud Cult—because it’s like a cloud!”

  • Drew Ailes

    FUCKING CUTTING EDGE STUFF, GUYS

  • Drew Ailes

    are you fucking serious

  • Drew Ailes

    is this a fucking joke

  • Drew Ailes

    i literally just smashed my head on this desk three times after scrolling back up and reading this

  • Drew Ailes

    seriously, who the fuck read this and said, “yeah, looks good – should be attached to our brand and live forever on the internet”

  • Drew Ailes

    “a breakfast juicy lucy, for everyone!”

  • Drew Ailes

    alyssa & ben seem alright though

  • Drew Ailes

    but still, fuck all this

  • Drew Ailes

    i am going to spend the rest of my life inventing a device that allows me to punch articles on the internet

  • Drew Ailes

    “cheese curds! i love it! we’ll get it up on the blog right away, Jay!”

  • Guest

    even this baby knows your souls are rotting farts