Midwest Dairy Association

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is synonymous with butter sculptures, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand and the Dairy Goodness Bar, all sponsored by dairy producers through Midwest Dairy Association. As a top fair concession, the venture generates not only additional funds for supporting education efforts on the grounds like the Moo Booth and Miracle of Birth, but also draws media attention. When Princess Kay is crowned the night before the fair opens, everyone knows the fun is about to begin.

Minnesota State Fair Web Site


Minnesota Dairy Industry Crowns 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Kyla (KAY la) Mauk (MAWK), a 19-year-old college student from Howard Lake, Minn., representing Wright County, was crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, August 26.

62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way to be Crowned Wednesday Evening, August 26

Next week, Minnesota's dairy community will kick off the great Minnesota Get-Together by celebrating the coronation of the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way. On Wednesday evening, August 26, reigning Princess Kay, Jeni Haler of Norwood Young America representing Carver County, will pass her crown on to one of 12 county dairy princesses vying for the title.

2015 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Candidates

Meet the 2015 Princess Kay of the Milky Way candidates.

Dairy Goodness Bar Debuts Salted Caramel Puff Malt as Inaugural “Flavor of the Fair”

Dairy Goodness Bar malts at the Minnesota State Fair are a time-honored tradition, and fair-goers know they can expect mainstays like vanilla and chocolate, and favorites like apple-caramel and rhubarb-strawberry to appear each year. But this year, Midwest Dairy Association's menu will include the Salted Caramel Puff malt, which was chosen online by the public in the inaugural "Flavor of the Fair" contest.

Dairy Good Things at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

There is lots to love for dairy enthusiasts at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. Visitors to the Dairy Goodness Bar will be able to enjoy the winner of Midwest Dairy Association's inaugural "Flavor of the Fair" contest – the Salted Caramel Puff malt or sundae.

12 Become Princess Kay Finalists

The selection of 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds on Sunday, May 17, in St. Cloud has paved the way for crowning Minnesota’s 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador.

Fact Sheet: Butter Sculpting

Fact Sheet: Midwest Dairy Association’s Dairy Goodness Bar & All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand

Princess Kay of the Milky Way History

Salted Caramel Puff Malt Recipe

This delicious Salted Caramel Puff Malt recipe is made with vanilla ice cream, malted milk powder, low-fat milk, topped with a creamy caramel sauce and finished with the perfect salty crunch of Old Dutch Puffcorn. This limited edition flavor, selected by the public, is the 2015 "Flavor of the Fair" at the Dairy Goodness Bar at this year’s Minnesota State Fair.

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For more information about where to purchase Old Dutch Puffcorn, visit the online Store Locator found on their website at www.olddutchfoods.com/store-locator. To enjoy a little “Taste of the Minnesota State Fair” at home, don’t forget to pick up your recipe card at participating retailers throughout Minnesota or go online to www.olddutchfoods.com/recipes to find the recipe.

Princess Kay of the Milky Way

The young woman who serves as Minnesota's dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest almost sixty years ago.

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