Camp Fair State

Camp Fair State

Attention campers, registration is now open for Camp Fair State! We are heading up to Mighty Axe Hops farm for a fully loaded adult summer camp experience. Stuff your weekend with outdoor games, breakout sessions for your brain & hands, campfire, food, and beer! In this special opportunity for Fair State members (and friends), we will get an intimate look at the operations of Minnesota’s biggest hop farm. Pitch your tent among the hop vines and dream of all the beer that it will become.

Camp Fair State is held at Mighty Axe Hops farm in Foley, MN.
Camp runs Saturday, July 8th at 9 am to Sunday, July 9th at 11 am.
The registration fee for campers is $99 per attendee.
Space is limited and registration closes midnight Sunday 6/18.


Registration Includes:
Food – Four meals plus snacks.
Beer – We’re bringing the cans. A bunch of them.
Shirt – Camp Fair State ringer t-shirt (camper exclusive). Not available for registrations received after 6.18.
Pint – Camp Fair State stainless steel pint (camper exclusive). Not available for registrations received after 6.18.
+ A full itinerary of fun!

9 am: Roll Call
Campers arrive at Mighty Axe Hops farm. Sign in, set up tents, have breakfast.
10 am-12 pm: Skillshare
Attend sessions led by members and staff.
Noon: Sandwich Bar Lunch
1-3 pm: Skillshare
Further sessions led by members and staff.
3-6 pm: HopYard Games
Cracking beers and tossing frisbees, bags, bocce balls, etc…
6 pm: Dinner on the Grill
Grilling up some delicious Gerhard’s Brats.
7 pm: Campfire
Gather around the fire to share stories, song, and s’mores.
8-10 am Break fast/camp
Leisurely wake up to coffee, have some bagels and break camp.
10-11 am Goodbyes
Hugs goodbye as we all promise to write letters and see each other next summer!

The Camp Grounds
This isn’t just any campground. In fact, it isn’t a campground at all, it’s a hop farm! Camp Fair State is held at Mighty Axe Hops farm in Foley, MN, just outside of St. Cloud. Mighty Axe is a leader in the regional hop market. Just this year they added 80 acres to the fold, thus tripling a number of hops to be produced in Minnesota! And that new land is exactly where we are staying. Come be one of the first to check this space out! In addition to staying on the grounds, we’ll hang out with the staff and get a tour of the operations.

What should I pack for camp?
We are camping in tents. BYOT. Yup, bring a tent, sleeping bag, mat, pillow, etc. Dress for a day in the sun, but this is Minnesota, pants are handy at night. Sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight. All good things. A camp chair is recommended for sitting around the campfire.

Who can come to Camp Fair State?
This is an adult summer camp, therefore Camp Fair State is 21+

How do I get to camp?
Camp is in Foley, MN. A 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities. While there is ample parking, campers are encouraged to carpool.

Mighty Axe Hops
8505 95th street NE
Foley, MN 56329

Sharing of Skills!
Staff and members will be leading a host of breakout sessions from hands on homebrewing, to a stretch of yoga, to some caffeinated coffee education. Do you have a skill that you would like to share? Send an email to, and you may get a special deal on camp!

Camp Fair State is made possible with the help of Mighty Axe Hops, as well as:
Tiny Footprint Coffee
Tiny Footprint Coffee is the world’s first Carbon Negative coffee roaster. For every one pound of coffee sold, they sequester 50 lbs of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by funding reforestation. In addition to providing excellent coffee throughout the day, Tiny Footprint will lead a coffee themed session.
Gerhard’s Brats
Authentic old-world bratwurst, made in Minneapolis with no fillers, chemicals, or allergens. Just natural, antibiotic-free pork, hand-made in small batches, with natural casings and time-honored techniques.
Eastside Food Co-op
A neighborhood co-op in Northeast Minneapolis since 2003. An emphasis and organic and natural foods, and a belief that everyone should have access to healthy foods.