You might want to wait an hour or two before riding the Ferris Wheel after grubbing one of these decadent snacks!
It’s almost a truism that if it’s edible and can be deep-fried, it will be deep-fried and sold at a state fair somewhere. In California, they’re deep-frying grilled cheese sandwiches to make a treat your arteries will hate, but your taste buds will love.
Spaghetti Ice Cream is the feature food for the 2012 Indiana State Fair. Before you curl your nose in disgust, though, get the details. The “noodles” are made from gelato, the “sauce” from strawberries, and the "meatballs" and "Parmesan" from dark and white chocolate.
This is New York's Big Kahuna Dog. It’s a hot dog wrapped in bacon wrapped in a doughnut. What more can anyone possibly want? Some veggies maybe?
Minnesota's French Dog is a classy twist on a fairground classic. Customers can choose between smoked bratwurst, smoked jalapeno and original dogs -- all served on freshly baked baguettes.
Chef John brings Fear Factor to the Arizona State Fair, offering all kinds of surprising things dipped in chocolate. Pictured here are jalapenos, mealworms, crickets and scorpions. None of these foods are actually dangerous to eat, but you don't need to tell your friends that before they watch you bite into one!
At Earth Eats, we’re big advocates of healthy eating. But we also understand that sometimes you find yourself at the state fair and really have little choice but to indulge in some greasy, sugary, delicious junk food.
Here are five of the most fabulous, ridiculous and impressive concoctions being served up at fairs across the country this year.
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