It’s time to get ready for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair! Join us for a preview party at Star Tribune headquarters — aka #StribHQ — in downtown Minneapolis.

At the free benefit for Second Harvest Heartland, you can enjoy complimentary samples of new and classic fair foods from vendors including the Minnesota Farmers Union (with food by Birchwood Cafe), Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, Que Viet, Hot Indian Foods and Sara’s Tipsy Pies. You must bring a food donation for Second Harvest Heartland to sample new foods.

Bonus: Enter to win a State Fair Prize Pack, and get a sneak peek at the Star Tribune’s exclusive 2017 State Fair merchandise.

When: 11 a.m. Tue., Aug. 15 (while supplies last).

Where: #StribHQ, 650 3rd Av. S., Mpls. In the public atrium between the Star Tribune Building and Capella Tower, at the corner of 3rd Avenue S. and S. 6th Street.

Price: Free with nonperishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland.