This fair food might be king of the sweet-and-salty category, with the sugary doughnuts holding savory hamburger meat and cheese, topped with a salty slice of bacon.
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If you're brave enough to try this crazy ice cream flavor, it's sure to satisfy both your sweet-and-spicy palate.
Apple pie is the American classic dessert and while it's usually sold as convenient hand pies at fairs and festivals, this interpretation as fries may be even more practical for on-the-go eating.
Texas may not be known for its seafood, but this shrimp skewer encrusted in coconut flakes is fresh and full of flavor.
Remember when we said "Go big or go home?" The same imperative applies to French fries.
Ice cream sundaes and chocolate chip cookies are classic desserts by themselves, but mashing them together makes for one sweet treat.
Chilled grasshopper pie's gooey, minty center and chocolate-cookie crust make it a refreshingly sweet treat. Deep-fry it, and the crispy outer layer creates a crispy, salty balance with the melted mint-chocolate filling.
Thanksgiving may only come once a year, but with this sweet potato pie ice cream, you'll taste all of the flavors from Grandma's holiday recipe.
Head down to Florida for the freshest interpretation of this fair food. We hear that it tastes just like chicken!
Fans of seafood should visit Texas' Crab Fest for various sophisticated fish dishes like this soft-shell crab taco. (As if tacos weren't already delicious enough!)
Sometimes you just want a good ol' comfort dish at the fair. These fried green tomatoes should hit the spot.
Influenced by French ancestors, residents of the Deep South have been eating fried frog legs for centuries. And fried okra is a Southern staple as well.
If you're looking for a traditional dessert taste with a fair food feel, go for this decadent red velvet funnel cake.
This is the new ice cream sandwich: vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and topped with caramel sauce.
Ah, the perfect marriage of two favorite breakfast foods: cinnamon rolls and waffles.
It's pretty hard to beat fried pickles when it comes to fair food. The sweet crunch of the pickle with the crispy fried outer layer never disappoints.
It wouldn't be a carnival without food on a stick. Bacon-wrapped-anything always makes an appearance at the fair.
Bacon on top of a funnel cake? Yep, and topped with a little maple syrup, all the flavors meld together into one sweet-and-salty dream.
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