Vendors setting up for Minnesota State Fair

Vendors at the Minnesota State Fair are preparing for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, which starts a week from Thursday, on Aug. 25. FOX 9's Hannah Flood stopped by the Hamline Dining Hall, which is one of the original food vendors at the fair.

Dog Days of Summer in Westonka

The Dogs Days of Summer Luau event in Mound on August 13 is a fun filled day for your furry friend. The day includes events like paddle boarding, costume contests, parades and so much more.

Shakopee water ski show brings out big crowds

It’s no surprise that the birthplace of waterskiing, Minnesota, also boasts several impressive water ski teams and shows. One of the Midwest’s largest water ski clubs, the Shakopee Prior Lake Water Ski Association, puts on a free show at Quarry Lake Park in Shakopee every Thursday of the summer through August. Nearly a thousand people show up each week to watch the pyramids, ballet, barefooting, jumping and wakeboarding. The association was formed in 1957 and has nearly 200 members.

Celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week

This is an important week to show support for the people who grow our food. It’s National Farmer’s Market Week. And because of the cool start to summer, some of the most popular items are just now in-season, like sweet corn. The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market will host a big event at their Lyndale location on Saturday, August 8th. There will be live music, cooking competitions, a corn-husking competition, giveaways and more. The market opens at 6am with opening ceremonies at 8am. Events will run through 1pm.

St. Paul Food Truck Festival this Saturday at Union Depot

The sixth annual St. Paul Food Truck Festival is back at Union Depot in Lowertown St. Paul this Saturday, Aug. 6. From noon-10 p.m., you can sample a wide array of food from more than 45 trucks. Other activities include life-size Jenga, mechanical bull, bean bag toss, henna tattoo artists, and a psychic tarot reader. In addition, local cover bands will provide entertainment at the event.

Minnesota Fringe Festival returns this week

After being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Minnesota Fringe Festival came back in a hybrid format last year. The festival is back in-person this year for the first time since 2019. 

Popular performing arts festival returns this week

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is back in-person for the first time since 2019. It runs August 4th through the 14th at different venues across the Twin Cities. There will be more than 595 performances of 115 shows. They offer a little bit of everything from a popcorn musical about the Minnesota State Fair falling in to the hands of a greedy real estate mogul, to a ballet murder mystery centered around cupcake bakers. It’s the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest.