You're going to want to arrive with your appetite in place for this fair. This year they are boasting 295 food vendors. Everything from About a Foot-Long Hot Dogs to The World's Greatest French Fries. Visit the site here, and you can see the vendor list for yourself from A to Z.

It's not all about the food, Minnesota is becoming one of the most popular states for brewing. The Fair is featuring 40 specialty beverages and brews. Click here to see the list. The state fair has a little something for everyone, food, drinks, animals, rides, and don't forget people watching. That's always a good time. In this next installment of Shari & Chris Take on the World, we discuss our favorite aspects about the big fair. Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you like or fondly remember about the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

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