Top Ten Most Mind-Blowingly Crazy State Fair Food

With most of the nation’s state fairs only a month or two away, THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS. Each year you think, NO WAY can chefs and state fair aficionados find a way to top last year’s menu and continue to perverse America’s culinary culture, but THEY DO. So here’s a list dedicated to some state fair foods whose inventiveness blew our minds (and our colons twenty minutes after consumption). *Note: All dishes are served with a side of Tums.

1. Pizza Cone

Via Bay News 9

Location: Florida State Fair 2013
The legendary Pizza Cone has been around for a while now, but this year the Pizza Cone made an appearance at the Florida State Fair way back in February (we get it Florida…you’re warm, but you’re weird). I know what you’re thinking and YES. Pizza can be sexy.

2. White Chocolate Dipped Bacon

Via CBS Sacremento

Location: California State Fair 2012

Suck it, strawberries! Chocolate has found a new partner-in-crime.

3. Fried Cactus

Via Guide Live

Location: Texas State Fair 2012

Because every time you look at a cactus, don’t you want to touch it? Better yet, don’t you want your MOUTH to touch it?

4. Hot Beef Sundae


Location: Indiana State Fair 2010

Hot Beef Sundae: Marinated beef. Mashed potatoes. Gravy. Cheese. Even topped with a cherry (tomato, that is…). Think of all the burly Midwest men ordering this, taking a bite, and then nodding to themselves contently, saying, “This is how we DO.”

5. Chocolate Covered Scorpion

Via Food and Wine

Location: Alameda State Fair 2011

Looks like something from Willem Dafoe’s snack pantry….but just wait. It gets worse.

6. Fried Bubblegum

Via Eater

Location: Texas State Fair 2011

Ohhhh, so now I can FINALLY give into my impulse to swallow my gum!

7. Kool-Aid Pickles

Via Delish

Location: North Carolina State Fair 2011

Pickles soaked in Kool-Aid and nicknamed “Koolickles”.

8. Mealworm Caramel Apple

Via Eye Candey

Location: Arizona State Fair 2011

…this is what I meant when I said it got worse, people.

9. Fried Beer

Via Vagabondish

Location: Texas State Fair 2010

Those brilliant bastards. They found a way to cure your drunk food craving WHILE getting drunker.

10. Corn Dog

Via Dallas News

Location: Texas State Fair, 1942

Yes, there have been many crazy state fair foods out there in recent years, but NOTHING beats this classic, the corn dog. Can you IMAGINE the pandemonium that erupted in 1942 when the “corny dog” was first introduced by the Fletcher brothers? “What? What is this piece of bread on a stick? It just tastes likes cornbrea-OMFG THERE’S A HOT DOG IN HERE!”

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