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State Fair Food...Yum or Yuck?

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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6 Weirdest State Fair Foods That Make Fried Kool-Aid Look Normal (PHOTOS)

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deep fried bubblegum
Deep Fried Bubblegum
Come one, come all for funnel cakes, corn dogs, deep-fried Oreos, and giant grilled turkey legs! State fair season is upon us. Throngs of Americans are strolling fairgrounds all over the country and sampling pretty much anything that can be pinned down, battered, and fried. And while the classics call to most of us, there are those few, those proud, the wacky fair foodstuffs that are maybe better appreciated with the eyes than with the belly.

Check out these six foods from state and county fairs. I hope you've already had lunch.



Pulled Pork Parfait

Pulled Pork Parfait

With mashed potatoes and beans, natch.


Pigs in the Mud

Pigs in the Mud

A.K.A. chocolate-covered bacon... with a light dusting of snow?


Country Fried Bacon

Country Fried Bacon

Because it's not fattening enough on its own.


Deep Fried Salsa

Deep Fried Salsa

Why not save yourself the trouble of dipping and fry the chips to the outside of the salsa?


Walking Taco

Walking Taco

Sounds far weirder than it really is -- just a taco in a bag you can walk around with.


Deep Fried Taste of Autumn

Deep Fried Taste of Autumn

Batter fried leaves raked from the lawn? Nope. Pumpkin pie filling with ginger snaps.


Would you try any of the above State Fair foods?

What is the weirdest State Fair food you have heard of?

What is your FAVORITE State Fair food?

by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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Cindy18
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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I would try the pulled pork, Pumpkin Pie filling and the chocolate covered bacon.

We have done Walking Tacos while camping many times. 

The bubble gum sounds so GROSS!!! That's got to be the weirdest one I have ever heard of.

I LOVE Corn Dogs!


STKsMomma
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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We have done the tacos, and I would try the pumpkin pie
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hriabywx4
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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Fair foods are not yum or yuck, they are an experience! Lol we usually order a couple of the odder ones and everyone samples. :)
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Cafe MichelleP
by Head Admin on Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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I love fair foods!!

I have had the walking tacos before. They are so good.

I would try the Pulled Pork Parfait and the Deep Fried Autumn.

The weirdest thing I tried was the deep fried Dr. Pepper...lol

My absolute favorite fair food is a good old fashioned funnel cake with strawberries and powered sugar.

Barabell
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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The majority of all the crazy fair foods usually debut at our state fair, and so it's fun hearing about them in August.

The Deep Fried Autumn sounds really good. I'd definitely try that!

From our state fair, Sweet Martha's Cookies and Fried Cheese Curds are a must. Those are usually the only two things I get when we go there.

Jenniy
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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Funnel Cake, Candy Apples and Saltwater Taffy..... yummmm
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Barabell
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Oh, I forgot the weirdest state fair food. Ours usually sells exotic meats, and I think that's weird. I haven't tried any of it, and so I can't remember exactly what the meats are. I believe alligator is one of the meats.

TempestRayne
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I would try the last one.

TempestRayne
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM

And I like fried turkey legs :)

TempestRayne
by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Me too, I cringed a bit.

Quoting Cindy18:

I would try the pulled pork, Pumpkin Pie filling and the chocolate covered bacon.

We have done Walking Tacos while camping many times. 

The bubble gum sounds so GROSS!!! That's got to be the weirdest one I have ever heard of.

I LOVE Corn Dogs!



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