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Saturday Schedule | Sunday Schedule

Presenters & schedule subject to change.

Saturday Schedule

  • 1:00PM

    Taco Eating Contest

    Hosted by WCCO’s Susan-Elizabeth Littlefied

    How fast can you down a platter of tacos? The fastest amigo or amiga will win a trip to Mexico provided by Travel Mexico. Sign up by noon each day at the Star Tribune booth near the show entrance. Eight contestants will be drawn for a chance to compete. Rules available at sign up.

  • 1:30PM

    KOOL 108 Fly Away Experience

    Hosted by KOOL 108’s Jeff Olsen

    KOOL 108 will pre-qualify 5 participants on air. Five additional participants will be selected at the show. Play the game and see if you have the lucky ticket!! The winner will receive 2 travel vouchers from Sun Country Airlines! Rules available at sign up.

  • 2:00PM

    It's Greek To Me

    Chef Chad Grant of Minneapolis restaurant It’s Greek To Me is joined by owner Athena Ginakes-Karos for a culinary tour through Greece. Learn how authentic Greek food is prepared and what you can expect when you visit this modern, authentic Greek restaurant.

  • 3:00PM

    How to Travel (and Eat) Like a Local

    A key part of successful travel is discovering the local food scene. Here’s how two expert food and travel writers dig in!

    Amelia Rayno
    Star Tribune’s Food & Drink, Travel and Features reporter



     

     

     

    Tom Horgen
    Star Tribune’s Digital Features Editor | Variety

     

  • 3:00PM

    K102 Tippy Cup Contest (Near the Culinary Stage)

    K102 will pre-qualify 5 participants on air. Five additional participants will be selected at the show. To register, find K102 near the Culinary Stage between 2 – 3 pm. The winner will receive a travel package from Giants Ridge and IronRange! Rules available at sign up.

  • 4:00PM

    Jerk Chicken & Pineapple

    Get a taste of the islands as Chef Bradley Smith of Harbor Restaurant in Hager City, Wisconsin, showcases authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken breasts with grilled pineapple. 

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Sunday Schedule

  • 11:00AM

    Michael Agnew, “Traveling for Beer: Brewery Tourism”

    Michael spent two and a half years visiting 236 breweries across four states to research his book A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland. Along the way he learned a thing or two about beer travel. He offers his tips and insights to help you survive a beer-centered excursion. Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.

  • 1:00PM

    Taco Eating Contest

    Hosted by Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune’s Food & Drink, Travel and Features reporter

    How fast can you down a platter of tacos? The fastest amigo or amiga will win a trip to Mexico provided by Travel Mexico. Sign up by noon each day at the Star Tribune booth near the show entrance. Eight contestants will be drawn for a chance to compete. Rules available at sign up.

  • 2:00PM

    How to Travel (and Eat) Like a Local

    A key part of successful travel is discovering the local food scene. Here’s how two expert food and travel writers dig in!

    Amelia Rayno
    Star Tribune’s Food & Drink, Travel and Features reporter



     

     

     

    Tom Horgen
    Star Tribune’s Digital Features Editor | Variety