1. The mind-blowing creativity of new foods
In addition to standard fair food like fried cheese curds and fresh mini donuts, each year brings the debut of insanely imaginative new dishes. This year you can try wine-glazed deep fried meatloaf, candied bacon cannoli, or cocoa cheese bites. And if you really dig the mini donuts, you can also try the new mini donut batter crunch ice cream. You can read the full list of new foods here.
2. Dairy princesses carved in butter
3. Seeing old friends, even in a sea of thousands
4. The tradition
5. Sweet Martha's cookies
And if you eat Martha's at the fair, make sure to pair them with…