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A tasting event and fundraiser to celebrate Minnesota-made meat, beer, wine, and spirits, and the experts behind the products.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tickets & Additional Details available April, 2021. 

Highlights from 2020’s Meat-a-palooza include: 

A 21+ event

  • Sample lots of different meats, including pork and beef
  • NEW! Like your meat sample? Purchase a full serving from the vendors!
  • Enjoy local craft beer samples
  • NEW! Try local spirits
  • New! Like your local wine sample from Trio? Purchase a glass or a full bottle!
  • Meet the farmers and experts behind the product
  • Watch a butcher talk about the different cuts of pork
  • Enjoy live entertainment from Aidan & Jordan, an acoustic duo 
  • Enter for a chance to take home freshly-cut pork
  • Purchase decadent desserts from Lacey’s catering

2020 Vendors:



COVID-19 Update: This event primarily will be outside with fresh air, safe social distancing, and plenty of sanitization measures in place to ensure your safety.  Masks* will be required when you are indoors visiting two of the vendors/learning stations.  Public restrooms, hand-washing stations, and hand sanitizer are all available on-site.

Please bring your own lawn chair to safely social distance with your friends outdoors. And bring a cooler, in case you win free, freshly-cut pork courtesy of the MN Pork Board. 

* This is a requirement according to MN Executive Order 20-81. Farmamerica can provide you with a free disposable mask if you forget to bring your own.

Meat-a-palooza is an annual fundraiser for Farmamerica’s educational programming

Sponsored by the MN Pork Board

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General Admission

$4500ticket + processing
  • Non-members

Discount Rate

$3500ticket + processing
  • Members and Pass Holders