if you’re planning to go to the MN State Fair in the next couple of weeks, thankfully there is information available in advance this year! the Northland Celiac website has a list of some of the gluten-free options available.
there’s a list of the locations at which the gluten-free beer (Bard’s and Redbridge) can be found.
there are lots of meats that are gluten-free, including turkey legs, pork chops on a stick, lamb items, various chicken options, chicken & rice bowls, various tostadas, gyro meat, falafels on a stick, kabobs, brisket, BBQ ribs, chili, and of course hot dogs & hamburgers (likely without buns), among other items.
gluten-free desserts & treats include various ice cream and sorbet products, fruit smoothies, fresh lemonade, fudge, Kettle Korn, Cotton Candy, nut rolls, chocolate-covered or roasted nuts, chocolate-covered fruit, pickle dogs, tater dogs, roasted nuts, corn on the cob, nachos, etc.
I didn’t see the Fresh Cut Fries stand on that list, but every other year it’s been on there~ I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be GF this year as well, as it’s literally just fresh-cut potatoes, oil, and salt. yum!
worth a special mention is the French Meadow stand~ they’ll have their gluten-free cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. and as a special treat~ gluten-free quesadillas!
Northland Celiacs will have a booth in the Kare 11 Health Building again this year as well. it’s a great place to get information on the gluten-free diet and ask questions. they usually have information on local gluten-free products, bakeries and other businesses, support groups, etc. this is especially helpful if you’re a newly diagnosed celiac or new to the gluten-free lifestyle. they’ll likely also have a list of the foods and/or the vendors serving gluten-free foods at the fair, as in years past. I don’t know whether it’s the same as what’s online already or not. (I’m hoping the list is still growing!) but make sure to check it out!
I really appreciate that there’s a list available in advance online this year~ it has more details about what food items are gluten-free, and where to find them, so I can plan it out better before I go. after all, food is the highlight of the Minnesota State Fair!