Minnesota Turkey Growers Association celebrate 65 years of bringing turkey to the Minnesota State Fair with the Turkey to Go stand

BUFFALO, Minn. – Since 1958, Minnesota’s turkey farmers have served crowd-pleasing turkey to the masses at the Minnesota State Fair, continuing the tradition into their 65th year.  

Even though the name has changed over the years, “Turkeyteria,” “The Turkey House,” and “Pilgrim Tom’s Takeout Turkey,” the high-quality turkey menu items at Turkey To Go continue to exceed the expectations of turkey lovers everywhere.

The Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and Slow-Roasted Drumsticks remain fan favorites that celebrate the versatility of turkey as a meal. With 40,000 people (about twice the seating capacity of Madison Square Garden) served in 2022, there is no question that turkey is ready to headline the Great Minnesota Get-Together once again in 2023.

“The Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich is a top-secret recipe,” said Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Board President Jake Vlaminck. “Once you’ve tried it, you’ll understand why it has been voted best in fair food.”

In addition to celebrating 65 years at the fair, Minnesota Turkey also celebrates 15 years of donating a portion of Turkey to Go proceeds to Hunger Solutions Minnesota.  

Last year, Minnesota hit a record high number of visits to food shelves, over 5.5 million visits. That is almost 2 million more than 2021 and 1.7 million more than the previous record set in 2020. Hunger Solutions Minnesota connects families and individuals experiencing food insecurities to long term solutions to hunger.  

Turkey lovers can find Turkey To Go conveniently located across from the poultry building and next to the Got Milk stand. Keep up to date with Turkey To Go on Facebook (@TurkeyToGo) and all things Minnesota Turkey @DiscoverMinnesotaTurkey.  

About MTGA

MTGA is a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering a booming Minnesota turkey industry and its ability to positively contribute to consumers, the economy, the environment, and its members. Minnesota is currently ranked #1 for turkey production in the U.S., with its 450 turkey farmers raising an estimated 40 million turkeys annually. MTGA also represents turkey processors and industry stakeholders, together advocating for the interests of the Minnesota turkey farmer and industry as a whole.