The Minnesota State Fair attracts over 1.5 million visitors each year. For 2016, "Great Minnesota Get Together" runs August 25th through September 5th.

People show up for the rides, attractions, entertainment, and the food. There are a lot of each to enjoy - especially the food. There are countless food options inside the fair.  Heck, you'll even see food carts lined up outside of the fairgrounds.

The waiting list to land a coveted spot inside is long because fair food is big business.  Here are the most profitable food vendors according to the most recent numbers:

The Highest Earning State Fair Food Vendors

 

By the way, the fair gets a nice little cut from each vendor - about 15 percent of the revenue that the booths bring in.