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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For a creative twist on the traditional dog, a Japanese-inspired version might become an adventurous meat lover's new favorite indulgence.
For s'mores that taste like they were made on the campfire, but without the sticky mess, try this bowl of doughnuts topped with mini-marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate syrup.
If you're brave enough to try this crazy ice cream flavor, it's sure to satisfy both your sweet-and-spicy palate.
Fresh fruit, like watermelon, instantly becomes fair food when deep fried, served on a stick and drizzled with syrup.
If you're looking for a traditional dessert taste with a fair food feel, go for this decadent red velvet funnel cake.
Head down to Florida for the freshest interpretation of this fair food. We hear that it tastes just like chicken!
This is the new ice cream sandwich: vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and topped with caramel sauce.
Sometimes you just want a good ol' comfort dish at the fair. These fried green tomatoes should hit the spot.
When it comes to fair food, you have to go big with this double-sized dog, or go home.
If you like beef, the soft-shell crab taco probably isn't for you. For a unique, meaty alternative, try a unique beef tongue taco.
Ah, the perfect marriage of two favorite breakfast foods: cinnamon rolls and waffles.
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!)
It wouldn't be a carnival without food on a stick. Bacon-wrapped-anything always makes an appearance at the fair.
This basket of fries topped with lobster and lemon aioli looks like it belongs in a hip downtown restaurant, not a carnival food stand.
Ice cream sundaes and chocolate chip cookies are classic desserts by themselves, but mashing them together makes for one sweet treat.
At the fair, instead of sitting down with a plate full of BBQ, coleslaw, baked potato and beans, grab this potato piled high with all the fixings of a Southern BBQ plate.
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.
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