The Hopkins Raspberry Festival
Though the strawberry fields are long gone, every year the Twin Cities hosts the Hopkins Raspberry Festival to celebrate at the peak of raspberry season. The 83-year-old festival coincides with the Minneapolis Aquatennial Celebration and offers free and low-cost events for families, including teens and seniors.
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Potato Days Festival
In Barnesville, MN, potatoes are anything but boring. Celebrate the versatile vegetable with events such as mashed potato wrestling or the Miss Tator Tot pageant. The Potato Days Festival is regularly selected as one of the best summer festivals in the country and over 20,000 visitors travel to enjoy potato-themed family fun.
Minnesota Garlic Festival
The Minnesota Garlic Festival features local food, celebrity chefs, live music, games and, of course, lots and lots of garlic. The festival aims to support sustainable farms, clean eating, healthy environments and rural communities.
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Love Sauerkraut? Experience three full days of it in Henderson, MN. Celebrate the fine fermented cabbage at Sauerkraut Days with events such as the Kraut Car Cruise, Championship Arm Wrestling and World Champion Sauerkraut eating contest.
Uptown Food Truck Festival
The Uptown Food Truck Festival takes over Lake St. & Hennepin Ave. as one of the Twin Cities’s tastiest event of the summer. Over 60 local food vendors ranging from green papaya salad to gourmet mini doughnuts paired with a huge variety of local craft brews. Entertainment includes live bands and DJ sets, as well as mini golf and hammerschlagen.