Mom with arms around 3 kids, standing in front of car filled with food

Kickoff to Summer at the Fair

The third annual Kickoff to Summer at the Fair is back! Get together with family and friends, savor State Fair food favorites at 30+ vendors, raise a glass to a bright summer ahead, tap your toes to live music on three stages, enjoy activities and attractions for the whole family, shop 20+ specialty Minnesota merchants, and much more. 

Join in the Minnesota State Fair Community Gives Together
Bring a food non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland when you Kickoff to Summer. Financial contributions are also being accepted at


Kickoff to Summer at the Fair logo, May 25-28, 2023
Minnesota State Fairgrounds (Parking Information)