Top 20 Incredible Edible Fair Foods – If You Dare

fair-foodThroughout much of the United States and Canada, summer time means fair time. Although state, provincial, county and district fairs pretty much exist year round (depending on what region of the country you live in, summer is generally associated with the bulk of them. And ….. when you think of fairs, many people think of the plethora of different types of food being served, as well as what the latest craze will be in exuberant and glorified fun food. In other words, what strange new concoction will be the big hit of this year’s event. Many food vendors travel on the fair circuit a large portion of the year.

At one time, the basic fair food consisted of corn dogs, burgers, cheese steak, Italian sausage,fried_dough_food_booth corn-on-the-cob, french fries, onion rings, nachos, giant pickle on a stick, cotton candy, popcorn, carmel corn, candy apples, snow cones, ice cream cones, lemonade, and the like. Nowadays, there seems to be no end in sight to the various concoctions and oddities that can be thrown together, and a it also seems like just about anything that can be put on a stick and/or deep fried will make a big splash on the general fair-going public.


fried cheese curds

Around the country, some formidable fair oddities over the last few years have included deep fried cheese curds in Wisconsin, fried Kronski’s sausage in Wyoming, fried pickles with horseradish sauce at the New York Dutchess County Fair, alligator-on-a-stick and the inevitable spaghetti-on-a-stick at the Minnesota State Fair. I’m not sure what the top fair foods are in other areas of the country

funnel cake

funnel cake

(though I’d like to know — the south and southwest must have some pretty extravagant signature dishes), but there is a back-story to a lot of these retro treats. Some of them represent arcane regional specialties ….. some of them are just insanely freakish sideshow snacks.

deep fried twinkie

deep fried Twinkie

Well, I guess if it can be put on a stick and deep fried, you have a tasty state fair treat!

fried coca cola

fried coca cola

Watch out arteries!

Here is a list of 20 (in no particular order) of the biggest, unusual, artery as well as gut bustin’ concoctions served at various fairs this year as well as over the past few summers.

zucchini-weeniCheck these out along with a few  pictures of  what they actually look like.

You say you’re going on a diet after you get back from the fair, right?

Makes your arteries harden just thinking about it, doesn’t it? 🙂

chicken fried bacon

chicken fried bacon

  1. Chicken Fried Bacon
  2. Fried Avocado Bites
  3. Spaghetti and Meatball-On-A-Stick
  4. Fried Frog Legs
  5. Hot Beef Sundae
  6. Pizza Cones
  7. Deep-Fried Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger
  8. Deep-Fried Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich
  9. Deep-Fried Twinkies
  10. Deep-Fried Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola or Dr. Pepper
  11. Key Lime Pie On-A-Stick

    Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich

    Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich

  12. Deep-Fried Snickers, Milky Way or Three Musketeers Bars
  13. Deep-Fried Twinkie-On-A-Stick
  14. Deep-Fried Oreos
  15. Deep-Fried Cheesecake
  16. Fried Mac & Cheese
  17. Fried Banana Split
  18. Deep-Fried Cookie Dough
  19. Deep-Fried Bread Pudding
  20. Deep-Fried Pickle-On-A-Stick

Bonus creations to salivate over …..

hot beef sundae

hot beef sundae

  • Deep-Fried Zucchini Weenie
  • Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
  • Deep-Fried Latte
  • Fried Banana Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
  • Fried Sweet Potato Pie
  • Deep-Fried S’mores
  • Fried Guacamole

Freaky Fried Fair Foods


Here are a few more “Best Fair Food” offerings in a few additional states.

pizza cone

pizza cone

Texas – Chicken Fried Bacon

California – Fried Avocado Bites

Minnesota – Spaghetti and Meatball on a Stick

California – Fried Frogs Legs

Iowa – Hot Beef Sundae

Indiana – Pizza Cones

California – Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwhich

Indiana – Deep Fried Twinkie

Texas – Fried Coca Cola

Minnesota – Key Lime Pie on a Stick


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