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
Food & Drink
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
Tour the Southwest Metro's finest wineries while enjoying special wine tastings, great food and live music.
Waconia Wine Festival Weekend is set for July 27-28 at Parley Lake, Sovereign Estate and Schram Vineyards. Click here for ticket information and a full music lineup. Read more about Waconia Wine Festival Weekend
A few new brews will be on tap at this year's Prairie Brewfest. This year, Modist Brewing, 56 Brewing, Able Seedhouse and Brewery and Sociable Cider Werks will be among the 20 craft brewers and other businesses at the annual festival at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie.
In addition to craft beer, the event will feature live music, games and food trucks.
The Eden Prairie Community Foundation hosts the fundraiser, and this year, attendees will vote to decide how Foundation grant money should be allocated through the Brewfest Choice Grants. Read more about Prairie Brewfest
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
Friends of the Eden Prairie Library will host their annual Volumes & Vines fundraiser at a new location this year - the Bearpath Golf & Country Club.
The September event features more than 100 wines, ciders and craft beers, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction items and more! Read more about Volumes & Vines
At Wooden Hill’s annual summer fundraising event, community members can come together to support Reach, a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. This all-inclusive event will house a silent auction, delicious food, thirst quenching beverages, music, games and more. Read more about Reach “On Tap”
Check out over 65 food trucks at Lake and Hennepin avenues, with dishes ranging anywhere from tacos and mini doughnuts to wood fired pizzas. Wash down your delectable handhelds with one of 10 craft beers as you jam to live music or partake in fun games and giveaways. Read more about Uptown Food Truck Festival
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more. Read more about Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Stroll along the waterfront of Hughes Pavilion to shop for local products amongst 30 local growers and producers. With fresh fruits and veggies, organic salsas, sweet confections and even savory cheeses, there is something fresh to suit every taste bud. Read more about Centennial Lakes Farmer’s Market