America's weird wild & wacky fair foods

America is very unique in the aspect that it has some of the most unusual state fair foods as any country does on this big planet. All throughout the summertime there are classic American state fairs all over this big country. One of the best parts of the fair are all of the different types of wacky, and wild fried summer foods. America's wacky fair foods have replaced the old usual fair food which included cotton candy, corn dogs and candy apples that once ruled the midway at the local state fairs. Now a days state fair visitors want exotic food that's fried and on a stick, and tasting state fair foods is certainly among fun things to do when your bored.

Chocolate covered bacon on a stick (Ohio)
Chocolate covered bacon on a stick (Ohio)
Fried jelly beans (Massachusetts)
Fried jelly beans (Massachusetts)
Reindeer sausage (Alaska)
Reindeer sausage (Alaska)
Deep fried egg on a stick (Arkansas)
Deep fried egg on a stick (Arkansas)
Fried Pepsi (South Carolina)
Fried Pepsi (South Carolina)
Hot beef sundae (Indiana & Iowa)
Hot beef sundae (Indiana & Iowa)

I've compiled in this hub Thirty one of some of the strangest foods that you'll ever see in your lifetime. There are weird regional foods from state fairs from every corner of this country. Starting off right here at the West Virginia state fair with our very own chilli soup. There's fried jelly beans from Massachusetts. Chocolate covered bacon on a stick from Ohio. Reindeer sausage from the snow covered state of Alaska. There's fried Pepsi from South Carolina, and to meet the challenge fried Coca-cola from Texas. Deep fried egg on a stick from Arkansas. Both Indiana and Iowa have a hot beef sundae. North Carolina has a Kool-aid pickle. Minnesota has key lime pie on a stick. Arizona has delicious meal worm covered caramel apples. In California there's the Krispy cream chicken sandwich. The Minnesota state fair has Spaghetti and meatball on a stick. There's fried frog legs, fried avocado bites, and deep fried Whitecastle Hamburgers at the California state fair. In Oklahoma they have fried mashed potatoes on a stick. At the Maryland state fair you'll find red velvet funnel cake. There's an Octo-dog at the Iowa state fair, and in Florida they have cheeseburger fried ice cream. They have pickle pops in Kansas, and fried butter balls in Montana. Indiana has deep fried Twinkies, and there's chicken fried bacon at both of the Texas and Hawaii state fairs. There's alligator on a stick in Illinois, and Python Kabobs in California. There's pizza cones in Indiana, and chocolate covered scorpions at the California state fair. Finally Texas of coarse has to have the biggest surprise of them all when it comes to wild and wacky state fair foods with their very own refreshing fried beer.

Some of these state fair foods sound very delicious, and look very tasty. While others sound rather disgusting, and look down right scary. Other than being the potential for heart attack city, all of these fancy state fair foods can certainly add some growth to your spare tire region in your mid section. Don't forget there is one thing that remains true and constant about all thirty one of these weird, wild and wacky state fair foods, and that is after you finish eating them you'll have to loosen up your belt some. Because all of these state fair foods are very very fattening!!

Warning: Beware that these state fair foods pictured here may or may not be good tasting, but they certainly all are guaranteed to be extremely fattening

Kool-aid pickle (North Carolina)
Kool-aid pickle (North Carolina)
Key lime pie on a stick (Minnesota)
Key lime pie on a stick (Minnesota)
Meal worm covered caramel apple (Arizona)
Meal worm covered caramel apple (Arizona)
Krispy cream chicken sandwich (California)
Krispy cream chicken sandwich (California)
Spaghetti and meatball on a stick (Minnesota)
Spaghetti and meatball on a stick (Minnesota)
Fried frog legs (California)
Fried frog legs (California)
Roadkill pastries (Oregon)
Roadkill pastries (Oregon)
Fried pickle on a stick (Idaho)
Fried pickle on a stick (Idaho)
Chocolate covered scorpions (California)
Chocolate covered scorpions (California)
Red velvet funnel cake (Maryland)
Red velvet funnel cake (Maryland)
Pizza cones (Indiana)
Pizza cones (Indiana)
Alligator on a stick (Illinois)
Alligator on a stick (Illinois)
Python Kabobs (California)
Python Kabobs (California)
Chicken fried bacon (Texas & Hawaii)
Chicken fried bacon (Texas & Hawaii)
Deep fried Twinkies (Indiana)
Deep fried Twinkies (Indiana)
Pickle Pops (Kansas)
Pickle Pops (Kansas)
Fried butter balls (Montana)
Fried butter balls (Montana)
Cheese burger fried ice cream (Florida)
Cheese burger fried ice cream (Florida)
Octo dog (Iowa)
Octo dog (Iowa)
Fried Coca-Cola (Texas)
Fried Coca-Cola (Texas)
Fried mashed potatoes on a stick (Oklahoma)
Fried mashed potatoes on a stick (Oklahoma)
Fried avocado bites (California)
Fried avocado bites (California)
Fried beer (Texas)
Fried beer (Texas)
Deep fried Whitecastle Hamburgers (California)
Deep fried Whitecastle Hamburgers (California)
Chilli soup (West Virginia)
Chilli soup (West Virginia)

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What wild & wacky state fair foods have you eaten? 20 comments

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benisan85745 4 years ago from Tucson, AZ.

Oh man, I tried the Frozen Coca-Cola in Texas, ata fair. That sh*t was unbelievable, however, you have to it rather quick, or else it becomes a mess and the gas of the liquid nitrogen is evident, but everything else is spawned from satan himself, good Lord, you have to visit these fairs with your high Blood medications, Insulin, Cholestrol medication in order to have agood time....cool Hub.


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

OMG, what a smorgasbord of heart-stopping (literally) delicacies. I've never been to a county fair in the states. I grew up in NYC and they just don't swing through there very often.

I've been to a few here in the UK but the food stands are nothing like what I read about here. Fried Coke? Really? Only in America.


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Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

How funny. I was planning to write about French foods this summer but didn't take enough photos. Only the ordinary stuff though. They can't compete with what you've rounded up here!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Great job with this. You had my attention from beginning to end. Being a foodie, I have tried many of these unusual treats and found that combinations youw ouldn't think would work actually taste fantastic. I draw the line at chocolate covered scorpions, crispy cream sandwich and friend or popsicle pickles.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I had no clue that all of these things were out there at State fairs. Great work!


miller83 4 years ago from England

This is a hugely entertaining hub. Loved it! BTW deep fried battered Mars bars are a favourite in many of Scotland's fish and chip shops.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

This is crazy! What an amazing collection! I don't know when I was last at a state fair but to see some of these unusual foods would be worth it! Thank you for this! Great hub!


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mejohnson 4 years ago

I think I started to feel queasy as soon as I saw the chocolate covered bacon on a stick! Great hub.


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PURPLECANDY 4 years ago from ANYWHERE

I don't understand how they make the fried coke!!! I feel so confused about that!!! Wow, most of this sounds so disgusting to me, it's hard to believe people actually want to pay MONEY for it!!!!! (Worm covered apples)???FASCINATING!! Probably the best sounding thing is the Key Lime pie on a stick...even though it's weird, at least it's not gross...and the red velvet funnel cake!


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TheHoleStory 4 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia Author

To be perfectly honest with you PURPLECANDY I don't know how they could possibly make fried Coca-Cola either, much less serve it to someone. I also highly question those meal worm covered caramel apples as well!!!!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

A rare collection of wild, wacky and way-out fair food, ths. Did you sample many of them? Don't knock the wormy caramel apples, though. Look at them this way - they are chunk full of protein!!!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Hilarious....what will they think of next? I guess that's why we have three other seasons, to get over the summer and the summer fair eating!

Voted up, funny, and bizarely interesting.


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@TheHoleStory...Fabulous photos of great fair food to die for!! I'd love to try the chocolate covered bacon on a stick, but haven't seen it at the local fair yet! I'll keep hoping!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living

I was just thinking about going to our own state fair, when I stumbled across those beautiful pictures on your hub. Some of those fair foods made my mouth water, while others like meal worm covered caramel apples from Arizona - I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. Keep on with all of that good hubbing you do TheHoleStory! :)


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LetitiaFT 4 years ago from Paris via California

Very fun, just linked to this.


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Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

Yikes, I think the Fried Avocado bites and the chilli soup are the only appetizing items on this menu LOL! Double yikes on the chocolate covered scorpian. I had a "oh no they didn't" moment hahaha.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

Wow, some of the stuff is really wacky, and sure look weird. Those worm covered caramel apples... I don't even know what to say...

Fun hub, that's for sure!


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Bonsie007 3 years ago

A cool hub! I've tried the deep fried pickle once. It tasted like .... a pickle that had been deep fried! Too weird! Bet I'd have to eat that cheeseburger fried ice cream really fast.


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FatGreenParrot 2 years ago

Well, I would love to try some of those, but some looks a bit too disgusting for me :D. Well, America is so huge, they all can't really have the same favorite food :D


Carly 2 years ago

I think the only appetizing things on there were red velvet funnel cake and chili soup. Everything else was so weird!!

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