The Keran Family of Stillwater are big fans of the Minnesota State Fair especially the food vendors. Co-Owner Tim Keran went online to order a Tom Thumb Donuts and Pronto Pups T-shirts online (Vendors are not allowed to sell apparel at the fair they have to sell their merchandise online.)
That is when his son Sam got the idea to approach a bunch of vendors at the fair and asked them if they would like to have their products on a T-shirt and Lovethefair.com was born. They sell licensed merchandise of your favorite food vendors. They launched the website in July with more to come.
Sam Keran said to Bring Me The News:
After the fair was canceled last year, people were reminded how much they love the fair. We see the passion that surrounds the fair community, and we want to be a part of connecting everyone back together.
The brands of T-shirts come in many different colors and sizes and the prices range from $24-$42. Here is a list of the current vendors they are selling apparel for:
- The Blue Barn
- Carl’s Gizmos
- Coasters Beer Garden
- Dino’s Mediterranean Fresh
- Giggle’s campfire Grill
- Hot Indian Foods
- LuLu’s Public House
- Miller’s Flavored Cheese Curds
- Minnesnowii Shaved Ice
- The Mouth Trap Cheese Curds
- Nordic Waffles
- O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
- The original Minneapple Pie
- Sara’s Tipsy Pies
- Tom Thumb Donuts
Besides the music on the main stage and free shows I would guess that most people go to the fair for the food, so this seems like a natural marriage for people to sport a t-shirt that represents their favorite foods that usually you can only purchase at the fair.