Tuesday 8 Oct, 2013

Top Foods in America: Fair Food

Fall typically means it’s fair time around the country—and that means crazy food concoctions to go along with it. Long gone are the days of your typical caramel apples and corn dogs. Throughout the country, new food creations are trying to outdo one another as “craziest fair food” and I’ve listed some of the most bizarre foods below.

fair food vendor

Python Kebabs: On a class trip to Sacramento? Be sure to check out the Sacramento State Fair and snack on some delicious python kebabs. (I’m sure it tastes like chicken, right?) This slithery treat was created by George Sandefur after recognizing people wanted a more adventurous experience while visiting the fair.

Deep-fried Kool-Aid: Farther south in California is the San Diego County Fair. And there, you can introduce your taste buds to deep-fried Kool-Aid. This fried treat is made by taking a scoop of batter (water, flour, cherry Kool-Aid powder) and tossing it into a deep fryer before rolling them in a tray of powdered sugar and more Kool-Aid mix.

Spaghetti and Meatball-On-A-Stick: At the Minnesota State Fair, one of the country’s largest, you can eat your Italian dinner “on the move.” Cooked spaghetti is mashed up with “meatball mix,” deep-fried and then speared by a wooden stick.

Fair Facts

  • Both the Texas State Fair and the Minnesota State Fair claim to have invented the first corn dog.
  • The Michigan State Fair is the nation’s oldest official state fair, established in in 1849.
  • Butter sculptures have been part of the Iowa State Fair since 1911.
  • Cotton Candy was originally called “Fairy Floss” and was introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.