Food & Drink

Woodbury Days

Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park! 

St. Paul Food Truck Festival

This delicious event is home to over 40 superstar street vendors serving anything from mini doughnuts to pot stickers in the heart of Mears Park. Wash down your tasty handheld snacks with a wide variety of local craft brews, classics or ciders while jamming to live music and enjoying good company. Mears Park, 3221 Fifth St. E., St. Paul

Irish Fair in St. Paul

Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.

Minnesota State Fair

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. 

Nativity County Fair

Nativity of Our Lord School and Church, 1900 Stanford Avenue in St. Paul, is holding its annual County Fair on Friday September 13 (5-10pm), Saturday September 14 (10am-5pm) and Sunday September 15 (11:30am-5pm). Admission is Free! Activities for all ages: rides, kids games, food, beverages, Art Market, creative activities, live and silent auctions, fun run, bingo, and ongoing live entertainment

WOODBURY DAYS 2019

Woodbury Days is a 3-day community celebration full of family-friendly activities including a carnival, parade, live music and fireworks. 

Mill City Farmers Market

Start your Saturday morning off right with a variety of fresh foods, cooking education and live entertainment, rain or shine. With more that 60 local farmers, food makers and artists, visitors can shop for healthy, sustainably grown produce and artisan wares.

Twin Cities Bacon and Beer Classic

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. 

Woodbury Farmers Market

We can almost taste summer in the air: sharp green onions and radishes, cool cucumbers, bright strawberries, and other fresh flavors. This month, the St. Paul Farmers’ Market brings its satellite market back to Woodbury in the Central Park/YMCA parking lot. Growers and producers from generations-old, family-owned farms arrive with their shade tents, fruits and veggies, bakery goods and cut flowers—plus plenty of tips for preparing, storing and cooking (so be sure to chat!).

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