Ventchat Minnesota  Lumpy Pillow Meetup
Join us on August 30
 Ventchat Minnesota
Join us on August 30th!!
THIS MEETUP IS STILL HAPPENING!! Just because the show is on a break doesn't mean we have to be on a break!

The Ventchat community is heading to the #1 state fair in the country...the Minnesota State Fair! Get your mouth ready for some beer, food, and milk? Let's look at that big butter cow while we are at it! There are other events planned that are spelled out below as well.

The official dates are August 30th - September 1st, but some might come in early (or stay late).
Minneapolis, MN
Date & Time
August 30, 2024, 11:00 AM - September 1, 2024 - 11:00 AM
Who's Coming
TownePlace Suites Minneapolis
You don't have to stay here, but this was the selection that was made for a bit of a "home base". The hosts (sans Fen) will be staying at this hotel. If you book something else, it would be wise to stay near the Mall of America so you can be close to everyone else. There are several other options, but in the interest of keeping it simple...this is the one.

It didn't make sense for us to do a block of rooms. The cost was pretty much identical as booking solo, and we don't want to be on the hook for anything.


King: $179/Night
2 Queen: $279/Night
2 Bedroom Suite: $279/Night

Minneapolis, MN
2500 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA
August 30, 2024, 11:00 AM - September 1, 2024 - 11:00 AM
Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 29th @ 3:00 PM
Paisley Park Tour (Prince's Home)
Prince was an icon to the city of Minneapolis and one of the most charismatic musicians of all time. Let's go take a tour of the purple palace!  This is an unofficial event that will require purchase of a ticket (non-refundable).  Space on the tour is limited and will be first come, first serve.  It's a little pricey, but if you're a fan of Prince, it's worth the price of admission.

We have a few people that have purchased tickets to the VIP Experience at 3 PM on Thursday (Including hosts). It's about $125/each after taxes and fees. There are 12 spots open currently, but we aren't guaranteed any until we buy the tickets. If you're interested, let us know ASAP

FRIday, August 30th @ 4:00 PM
Catalina Wine Mixer – Modist Brewing Co.
It's the fucking Catalina Wine Mixer!  It's a staple of every Ventchat meetup.  We will be reserving a small space inside of Modist Brewing Co.  It "fits" 30, but it's just to ensure we have some space.  You'll be free to roam around the brewery if you'd like.  It's right next to Target Field for anyone attending the Minnesota Twins blaseball game

505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Modist Brewing Website
FRIday, August 30th @ 7:00 PM
Minnesota Twins Blaseball Game - Target Field 
Blaseball has (oddly enough) become a recurring theme of Ventchat meetups.  We went in Cincinnati and Boston.  The Twins are playing the Toronto Blue Jays, and it's just a five minute walk from the Catalina Wine Mixer spot.  We could get tickets as low as $20/ea (not great seats), or we could look at a little bit higher price point if people wanted to.  Also, ticket prices could get cheaper as the date gets closer. Or maybe we'll go fuck ourselves and skip the game. Let's talk about it!

1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403

saturday, August 31st @ 8 AM
Minnesota State Fair
Yes, I know 8 AM is early.  There is a shuttle that goes from the Mall of America parking lot to the fair.  Some of us will get started early to maximize our day, but feel free to head over to the fair and link up whenever you'd like. You'll likely have some phone numbers or other methods of contacting your buds when you get there.

Admission is $15/each

sunday, september 1st @ 10 AM
It's the formal wrap-up for every trip.  Some may leave before, some will leave after and some will have all day Sunday in Minnesota.


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