Eating Healthy at the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair has been an end-of-summer hallmark for Minnesotans and Midwesterners for more than 150 years! The Minnesota State Fair is 12 days of fun, entertainment, activity, and (most notably) food. And, the great news is that you can fully enjoy the state fair, including many of the delicious food options, without overindulging!

If you do enjoy some Minnesota State Fair food, consider splitting a serving with a friend or walking an extra loop through the fairgrounds before heading home. Also, be sure to stay well hydrated – the Minnesota State Fair is notoriously hot! Bring a few Livea Flavor Infusers to up the flavor!

We’ve created this handy map of Minnesota State Fair 2023 healthy food choices to help you find the healthier options of fair foods. 

Bayou Bob's

Frozen Grapes
Cajun Seasoned alligator sausage on a stick

Café Caribe

Chicken breast sandwich plain grilled w/o the bun
Cajun peel-n-eat shrimp

Carousel BBQ

Roasted Turkey (w/o the skin)
Grilled pork chop on a stick

Charcoal Hut

Charcoal-broiled Turkey Leg (w/o the skin)

Cloud Forest Coffee

Hot Tea


Omelets (cheese/onions/peppers)
Chef salad

Demetri’s Greek Food

Greek salad
Garden salad
Shish Kabobs