If you've been looking for a good excuse to take a short trip to the Twin Cities, this weekend is what you've been waiting for. Perhaps you're hoping to do some Minnesota State Fair pre-gaming. The St. Paul Food Truck Festival kicks off at Mears Park in St. Paul on Saturday, August 17 at 12 p.m.

The best part is, there's no cover charge or gate fee. It's free to attend and will feature over 40 food truck fares. You'll be able to sample global cuisines, locally grown and raised products and other delicious concoctions. It sounds like a party you're not going to want to miss.

Your fur babies are also welcome to attend as there will be special dog treats provided by Pet Wants. The festival also features live music, a beer garden, and more until 10 p.m.

Mears Park is located at 221 5th St. E, St. Paul, MN 55101.

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