Est. 1973

50 years at the fair!

Fresh French Fries has been serving delicious, fresh-cut fries at the Minnesota State Fair for 50 years now. Our first name is Fresh, and that's our top priority! Our commitment to freshness has made us a beloved institution at the fair, and we're proud to continue serving you the Best French Fries in America.

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Homegrown Spuds

Big Lake, Minnesota

We only use homegrown, Minnesota potatoes from Big Lake.

Our History

Here are some facts about our "Fresh" operation:

During the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair

  • We use about 7 semi-trailers of potatoes, adding up to about 400,000 pounds of spuds!
  • We use 3,000 gallons of oil, about 23,000 lbs + 25,000 lbs of ketchup!
  • Voted "Best French Fries in America" by Gourmet Magazine.
  • National French Fry Day is July 13th!
  • We employ over 100 employees each fair
  • 100% of our excess oil, cardboard, + food is recycled + reused.
  • We give back to the community :)
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gluten-free + kosher-certified + vegan


We're also happy to announce that Fresh French Fries is gluten-free and kosher-certified! After the spuds are washed, peeled, and cut, they're cooked in gluten-free and trans-fat-free vegetable oil, then topped with a light dusting of salt. Ketchup and vinegar are available for dipping your delicious fries!

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