Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies won't be at the fair this year

Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies won't be at the fair this year Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: July 16, 2019 10:56 AM

A popular treat maker at the Minnesota State Fair will not return this season.

According to state fair officials, Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies won't be serving up its rolled Belgian waffles on sticks this year.


A statement from the Minnesota State Fair indicated the owner notified fair officials in November 2018 that she would not return for the 2019 fair. However, one of the vendor's employees expressed interest in continuing the business at the fair and filed an application.

However, fair officials said, "It became very challenging to move forward with the potential new license holder due to the previous owner's continued involvement. Because of this, it was determined that it was best to revisit the application for 2020 and beyond."

In a post, owner Pat Braun said recent decisions made by fair officials made continuing the business under a new name difficult.

"Unbeknownst to me the State Fair has changed the rules and you have to move to a new spot if you switch ownership," Braun said in the post. "To build up a new trailer for our exact needs and the size it would take is just too cost prohibitive."

According to its Facebook page, Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies was a fair mainstay since 1990.

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