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PHOTOS: Minnesota State Fair releases crazy foods on the menu this year

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State fairs sure are fun. Whether you're looking for a one stop shop for a hot tub and blue ribbon hog, or a decal of a certain cartoon character relieving himself on a symbol of something you don't like to make a statement in rush hour traffic, the fair is the place for you. 

Maybe you're looking for a goldfish that will eventually end up costing you $15 in game tickets.

Perhaps you're a huge fan of an iconic American rock band from the late 60s and early 70s who released six amazing albums in only two years, full of music written by one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time who no longer plays with or talks to the two remaining and replaceable members whose names you don't really know anyway but for $15 bucks you'll go check out what is essentially a tribute band to their former success with the real talent of the group? Then the fair is for you. 

Then there's the food. If all else fails,  you have the fair food. You have the one free pass a year where you can take what is already extremely unhealthy food, soak it in breading and fat, deep fry it and then eat it guilt free. 

Not all fair food is created equal. The world-famous Minnesota State Fair released the 2016 Fair Food lineup this week, and if you plan to make the trip, don't forget to pack the Tums. And Pepto. And Gas-X. You're gonna need it. Scroll through the slideshow above (MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE) to see what kind of concoctions the vendors have come up with this year. 

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