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Best Upcoming Food Events In Minnesota

From the big cities to the small towns, options abound for salivating mouths ready to eat. This state has a sizable culinary industry always diligently working to go the extra mile to serve the communities with uniquely blended food recipes. The demographic makeup, the location and the changing of the seasons is the perfect opportunity to try something new since Minnesota has more than a handful of restaurants in almost every corner you visit. Get a few different tastes with one of these Minnesota food events in the coming months.

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Savor the Flavors of Stillwater Tour
Historic Downtown Stillwater
201 Water St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(855) 236-6343

Date: Now through Nov. 2

The Savor the Flavors of Stillwater Tour is an enjoyable activity to check out for residents or tourists in the area. Located in the city of Stillwater, sometimes referred to the birthplace of Minnesota, you will find a plethora of culinary delights. The tour lasts for approximately four hours and features a handful of culinary landmarks to explore. The area has diversified restaurants, specialty shops, local eateries, markets and establishments with unlimited supplies of cuisine and drinks to pair.

Taste of Lakeville
Lakeville Area Arts Center
20965 Holyoke Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 985-4640

Date: May 16

Lakeville is one of the fastest growing cities in the Minneapolis-St.Paul Metropolitan area. This year, the Taste of Lakeville has a full lineup of events to attend. Savor the treats of local eateries while having the pleasure of meeting beer vendors or caterers, drinking a glass of wine and much more. A total of 35 of Lakeville's best restaurants will be on hand with delicious food samples, so make sure you get a taste of each one. The Lakeville Liquors will serve a variety of delicious beverages to go along with a fabulous meal.

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Flavors of Twin Cities 2013
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(414) 477-1647

Date: May 5

Flavors of Twin Cities 2013 is a unique culinary experience that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. If you are all about flavor and want to dine in a upscale location, brace yourself for the very best recipes from the best chefs in the area. All of the proceeds will go towards education, research and advocacy efforts for the American Liver Foundation. Enjoy watching hand-crafted meals prepared on the spot. Check out details about ticket pricing along with different dining options at the website.

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The Rhubarb Festival
Sylvan Park
Lanesboro, MN 55949
(507) 467-2944

Date: June 1

The Rhubarb Festival is very popular among both locals and tourists. It will be hosted by the Lanesboro Farmers Market with a long list of festivities. Visitors of all ages will immerse themselves in a different setting that provides an insightful look at the unique world of rhubarb. For this year's event, you will enjoy music, a fashion show, a tasting contest and much more. Take this exclusive opportunity to visit the neighborhoods nearby and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Root River.

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 

West side St. Paul
Cesar Chavez St. 
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 223-7403

Date: May 4 

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is one of the most popular events in the Twin Cities. In the west side of St. Paul, loads of festivities are put together with a different lineup each year. The commemorative event is celebrated by Mexican-American communities in the United States in celebration of freedom and democracy. However, because of the state's rapidly changing demographic, other groups of Latino immigrants come to attend or join the festival of activities. In this case, everyone is welcome to get a taste of the culture and enjoy various ethnic recipes that are available in almost every corner the parade takes place. 

Related: Best Cinco de Mayo Parties In Minnesota

Anthony Carranza is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota related to tech, social media, news, and local happenings around the Twin Cities. His work can be found at

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