Everyone knows the food is one of the most outrageous parts of the local county or state fair—and The Atlantic rounded up 25 of the greasiest bites you’d find, from the Texas State Fair’s deep fried foods competition. Fried bubble gum, fried butter, and fried jambalaya, are all in this heart-stopping collection.
Prefer the classics? Me, I go right for the fried dough, which according to the recent Huffington Post Fair Food Deathmatch, was the big bracket winner-take-all against other champs like fried Oreos (above), fried onion blossoms, and giant turkey legs.
If you want to wash this all down, the Travel Channel put together a slideshow of the best regional eats around the country: Cardinali’s Woodfire Pizza in Arizona, Nutty Bars in Iowa, and cream puffs from the Original Cream Puff Pavilion in Wisconsin. So many treats, so little time left before summer is truly over. Check out which famous foods were invented in your state.
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