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These Are 10 Of The Most Mouthwatering Foods At This Year’s Minnesota State Fair

While we’re devouring vegan tacos at the start of this year’s LA County Fair, there was another major exhibition coming to an end on the other side of the country. Our friends, the Food Dolls, spent a day at the Minnesota State Fair to highlight the most appetite crushing items they had to offer.

Known as the second largest state fair in the US, behind Texas, we were stoked to see what kind of foods the Dolls got to try.

Here are some of the hottest food items they hit us back with on their recent trip.

Maple Bacon Tipsy Pie (Tipsy Pies)

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What we have here is a hand-made pie made with locally sourced whiskey and wine topped with bacon served in a miniature pie tin.

Deep fried pickles (The Perfect Pickle)

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Peaking out of a deep-fried crust is a fresh pickle just waiting to be dunked in a pool of ranch.

Tater Dog (Texas Steak Out)

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Potato lovers can wield their very own spiral cut potato wrapped around a Hebrew National dog and covered in parmesan cheese.

Deep Fried Nachos Supreme (Texas Steak Out)

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This melty masterpiece is made from jack cheese cubes coated in a mixture of crushed seasoned tortilla chips and nacho cheese. The cubes are then deep-fried, covered with taco meat, guacamole, more nacho cheese, and sour cream.

Sheep Dog (The Lamb Shoppe)

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Check out this lamb dog served in a bun with garlic sautéed kale, raw fermented sauerkraut, quinoa, and a honey mustard drizzle. Probably one of the healthiest things on this list.

Macaroni & Cheese Curds (Oodles of Noodles)

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Cheese lovers will get hyped after trying this macaroni and cheese blended with fresh cheese curds.

Candied Bacon Donut Sliders (Minnesota Wine Country)

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You can’t have a fair without some kind of donut dish. These glazed donut holes with thick candied bacon and a chocolate red wine ganache are this year’s answer to that annual craving.

The Gizmo (Carl’s Gizmo Sandwich)

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The Gizmo is an Italian-style sandwich, made with ground beef and Italian sausage covered in red sauce. Sure you can’t see much under this blob of melted mozzarella, but just let your imagination take the wheel from there.

Curd Bucket (Mouth Trap Cheese Curds)

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Who wouldn’t want to carry around a bucket of deep-fried cheese curds all day? You can find this bad boy at Mouth Trap Cheese Curds.

Cookie Pail (Sweet Martha’s Cookies)

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One of the hottest stops at the Minnesota Fair, Sweet Martha’s Cookies serves about a million cookies a day. Their cookie pail is $16 and comes overflowing with the baked dessert.

Photos by Food Dolls

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Celebrity Grub Cravings Hit-Or-Miss Video

Pro Eater Matt Stonie Crushes 113 Pancakes In One Sitting [WATCH]

Anyone ever crave pancakes so much that they will stop at nothing to get their hands on a short stack? Then, when you’ve taken a few glorious bites you’re just… over it? It’s happened to us on more than one occasion, but for competitive eaters like Matt Stonie, they sometimes just gotta deal with it.

The young food enthusiast and human garbage truck set a new world record for eating 113 pancakes in about eight minutes at the 2016 World Pancake Eating Championship, held in Chico, CA. This feat was bittersweet, however, as we can only imagine the delicious breakfast treat being off-set by the feeling of forcing down all that dense cake.

Check out the video and relive his victory. Definitely want to get some pancakes after this, but we might just stick to a short stack.

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Features

S’moreo Donuts And All The 2016 Fair Foods That You Need To Know About

Summer has officially kicked off now that fair season is upon us. The San Diego Fair has just opened its doors and quite a few dishes have caught our eyes. Taking place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, some of the new offerings at the fair has us drooling.

Like with most fair foods, a huge chunk of these delicious dishes are deep fried. Last year, we were blessed with deep-fried Starbucks coffee, chicken waffle cones, beer gelato and a ton of other greasy goodies. So much for that summer body.

While these items can only be found at the SD Fair, at the moment, some will be carrying over to the Orange County fair in mid-July.

We’ll be updating as fair season gluttony goes on.

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Philly Mac & Cheesesteak

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Pull-pork Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese

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Deep-fried Lemonade

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Lasagna Sandwich

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Photo: 100eats || Pignotti’s Pasta 

Psy Fries

Mad Hatter Dog

Mad Hatter Mad Mashup Burger

S’moreos Donut

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Photo: 100eats || Texas Donut

Bacon wrapped baked potato

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Photo: 100eats || Bacon A-Fair

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21 Delicious Fair Foods That Won’t Immediately Give You A Heart Attack

Going to the fair can be a blessing and a curse. As delicious as stuffing yourself with fried foods may be, it may not be the best idea if you plan on braving any rides.

A few weeks back, we did a massive list of 125 Fair Foods to ever grace the Orange County Fair. The majority of those items have seen the bottom of a deep-fryer. However, there were some pretty tasty dishes that didn’t.

If you’re looking to eat something light, or un-fried check out some highlights below.

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Pink’s Hot Dogs

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Pink’s

The Big Rib

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Biggy’s Meat Market

Western Sausage

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Juicy’s

Maui Chicken in a Pineapple Bowl

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Chicken Charlie

Dill Pickles

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Pickle ‘O Pete’s

Dip n’ Dots

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Dippin’ Dots

Falafel

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Main Mall

Chicken Kebabs

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Chicken Charlie

Corn on the Cob

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Carnival Section

Cubano Burger

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Tasti Chips

Naked Shrimp Rice and Pineapple Bowl

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Chicken Charlie

Pizza

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Carnival Section

Fresh Fruit

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Farmer’s Market

Grilled Peppers

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Main Mall

Big Chic on a Stick

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Biggy’s Meat Market

Roast Beef

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Main Mall

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Family Fair Way

Candy Apples

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Carnival Section

Koolickle

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Pickle ‘O Pete’s

Beef Kebabs

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Main Mall

BBQ Ribs

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Livestock Lane

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The Biggest, Most Insane List Of Fair Foods You’ll Ever Read

The Orange County Fair is celebrating its 125th birthday this year. Can you imagine 125 years of rides, games, booze and fried foods? We sure can.

As far back as we can remember, we’d love going to the fair. Between playing games, munching on fair food and going on rides, we’d look forward it every summer. Now as adults, it’s great to see that the magic of the fair still exists.

Well, unless you’re three deep-fried burgers into your trip and about to go on a ride. Maybe not as magical then.

In honor of the special birthday event, we compiled a list of 125 of the greatest foods and drinks you can find at the Orange County Fair. While the majority can be found there right now, some are legendary enough to be remembered fondly.

Enjoy!

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Deep-Fried Birthday Cake

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Apple Fries

Deep-Fried Pizza

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Apple Fries

Mexican Funnel Cake

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Apple Fries

Bacon Bombs

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Bacon A-Fair

Hotter Than The Outback Dressing

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Australian Battered Potatoes 

Nuts

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Going Nuts

Bacon Wrapped Jack Daniels

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Bacon A-Fair

Chocolate Covered Pork Rinds

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Bacon A-Fair

Deep-Fried Coffee

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Chicken Charlie

 

Popcorn

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Carnival Section 

Wasabi  Bacon Bombs

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Bacon A-Fair

Pink’s Hot Dogs

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Pink’s

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly

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Biggy’s Meat Market

Cotton Candy

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Carnival Section

Onion Rings

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Tasti Chips

The Big Rib

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Biggy’s Meat Market

Western Sausage

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Juicy’s

Deep Fried Avocados

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Chicken Charlie

Cheddar Popcorn

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Main Mall

Fried Veggies

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Chicken Charlie

Deep Fried Cereals

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Chicken Charlie

Maui Chicken in a Pineapple Bowl

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Chicken Charlie

Dill Pickles

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Pickle O’ Pete’s

Cheese on a Stick

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Centennial Way

Funnel Cakes

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Carnival Section 

Dip n’ Dots

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Fair Square

Corn on the Cob

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Carnival Section 

Pizza

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Carnival Section

Shave Ice

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Main Mall

Cookies

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Festival of Products

Roast Beef

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Main Mall

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Family Fair Way

Falafel

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Main Mall

 

Big Corn Dog

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Carnival Section 

Tater Twists

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Carnival Section

Kettle Corn

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Carnival Section

Cheese Fries

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Spud Shack

Clam Chowder

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Country Meadows

Brownies

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Festival of Products

ICEE

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Country Lane

Waffle Fries

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Carnival Section

Jalapeno Poppers

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Midway Ave

 

Orange Julius

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Country Lane

Deep Fried Klondike Bar

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Chicken Charlie

$125 Chuckwagon BBQ Feast

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Chuckwagon

Cupcakes

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CB’s Cupcakes

Smoothies

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Livestock Lane

Fries

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South Lawn

Churros

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Livestock Lane

Lemonade

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Carnival Section

Caramel Corn

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Carnival Section

Tacos

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Noel’s 

Bratwurst

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Park Plaza

Fry Brick

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Carnival Section

Cinnamon Roll

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Carnival Section

Bacon Dog

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Carnival Section

Zucchini Twirls

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Chicken Charlie

Shrimp Taco

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Noel’s

Chicken and Waffles

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Chicken Charlie

Garlic Fries

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Carnival Section

Jumbo Hot Dog

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Carnival Section

Chocolate Covered Bacon

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Bacon A-Fair

$125 Caviar Twinkie

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Chicken Charlie

Tater Tots

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Carnival Section

Totally Fried Peanut Butter Pickle

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Chicken Charlie

Deep-Fried S’mores Oreo

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Chicken Charlie

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Main Carnival

Deep-Fried Slim Fast Bar

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Chicken Charlie

The Churlato

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Churlato

 

Cinnamon Roll Sundae

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Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls

Chile Relleno Pretzel Burger

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Grant Burgers

Deep Fried Pecan Pie on a Stick

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Fair Fix

Cubano Burger

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Tasti Chips

Pickle Chips

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Get Pickled

Grilled Peppers

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Main Mall

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

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Chicken Charlie

Big Chic on a Stick

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Biggy’s Meat Market

Candy Apples

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Carnival Section

Caliente Curly Fry

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Juicy’s

Funnel Cake Burger

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Juicy’s

Drunken Pickle Poppers

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Get Pickled

Buffalo Wings

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Country Meadows

Koolickle

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Pickle ‘O Pete’s

Frosted Flake Chicken Fingers

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Pickle ‘O Pete’s

Nachos On A Stick

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Tater Twister

Sour Cream & Onion Tasti Shakers

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Tasti Chips

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut

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Texas Donuts

Fireball Donut

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Texas Donuts

Blooming Onion

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Fresh Frys

Samoa Donut

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Texas Donuts

Deep-Fried Corn on the Cobb

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Chuckwagon

Deep-Fried Doritos

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Chicken Charlie

Pickle Corn Dog

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Get Pickled

Deep Fried White Castle Burgers

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Chicken Charlie

Curly Fries

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Biggy’s Meat Market

Tasti Chips with Nacho Cheese and Jalapeños

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Tasti Chips

Deep Fried Chicken Skins

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Chicken Charlie

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Leg

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Bacon A-Fair

Naked Shrimp Rice and Pineapple Bowl

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Chicken Charlie

Deep Fried Pineapple

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Chicken Charlie

Porkabello Kebabs

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Bacon A-Fair

Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich

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Chicken Charlie

Chicken Kebabs

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 Chicken Charlie

BBQ Chicken

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BBQ Ribs

Battered Potatoes

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Australian Battered Potatoes

Fried Twinkies

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Chicken Charlie

Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe

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Chicken Charlie

Deep Fried Spam

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Chicken Charlie’s

Chicken Fried Bacon

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Bacon A-Fair

Waffle Dog

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Chicken Charlie

Deep Fried Frog Legs

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Chicken Charlie

Alcohol

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Everywhere

Deep Fried Oreos

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Chicken Charlie

Krispy Kreme Triple Decker Cheeseburger

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Chicken Charlie

Apple Rings

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Chuckwagon

Original Tasti Chips

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Tasti Chips

Fresh Fruit

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Farmer’s Market

Fresh Bread

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Farmer’s Market

Chicken Strips and Fries

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Chicken Charlie

Deep Fried Kool-Aid

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Chicken Charlie

Loaded Nachos

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Noel’s

Beef Kebabs

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Main Mall

Chicken Nachos

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Baja Blues

Fresh Pineapple

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Main Mall

BBQ Ribs

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Livestock Lane

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If you’re interested in visiting the OC Fair this year, it’s located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. More instructions about parking and specifics can be found here.

 

Note: Photo credits to OC Fair, Foodbeast, Vince Pacubas, Peter Pham and various fair-related hashtags on social media

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This Fair Vendor Is Charging $125 For A Twinkie

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A while back, everyone thought that Twinkies would be gone forever. Folks were mobbing grocery store shelves stocking up for themselves or gearing to sell them on eBay for a ridiculous amount. Then Hostess brought the Twinkie back and everyone calmed down.

For those who were already set on paying a ridiculous amount for a Twinkie, Chicken Charlie has the one for you. At the OC Fair this year, the fried-food stand will be serving a $125 Twinkie. What sets this Twinkie apart from all the others is that it will be topped with what they describe as “the finest caviar“.

You can find the $125 Twinkie at the Chicken Charlie booth at the OC Fair. The fair will be open from July 17 through August 16.

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12 Crazy Fair Foods You Need To Eat Right Now

Fair season is finally here. As we all know, you don’t visit the fair to eat healthy. In fact, it seems like fair foods are getting crazier every year.

With quite a few fairs starting up again this summer, we did a round up of some of the most insane fair foods we’ve seen so far. Whether deep fried, alcoholic, candy-stuffed, or on a stick, its not fair food if you don’t get heartburn.

Think of it as our fair foods’ greatest hits.

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Fireball Whiskey Banana Donut

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SD Fair

Breakfast On A Stick

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Minnesota State Fair

Chicken and Waffle Cone

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Wisconsin State Fair

Starbucks Coffee Deep Fried

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SD Fair

Deep-Fried Slim Fast Bar

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SD Fair

Jello Salad Ice Cream

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Minnesota State Fair

Pop Rocks Sprinkled Donut

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OC Fair

Chicken-Fried Bacon

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Deep-Fried Kool Aid

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SD Fair

Beer Gelato

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Minnesota State Fair

Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniel’s Churro

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OC Fair

Deep-Fried Trix

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OC Fair

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Hit-Or-Miss

A Ham Sold for $2 Million at the State Fair, No Really

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A decent market ham will set you back about 60 bucks. A showcase ham can go for hundreds or thousands. However, a plump piece of pork sold recently for $2 million at the Kentucky State Fair. No, it wasn’t lined with jewels.

Country hams are typically dry-cured. This means that moisture is drawn out of the meat until at least 18 percent of the water is lost, and usually as much as 20 to 25 percent. The hams must be aged from six months to a full year before they are ready to eat.

Every year at the Kentucky Fair, Miss Kentucky walks around the room showcasing the ham for potential buyers.

The winners of the auction were Hermitage Farm LLC and Republic Bank. Possibly because the two competing bidders were so close, the $2 million will be divided among the two parties and donated the money to their choice of charities. In a 50-year tradition, proceeds from the ham auctions at the state fair typically went towards some form of charity or cause. So essentially a charity auction.

The Kentucky State Fair has been known for setting ham-based records, however. On average, a cured ham sells for almost half a million dollars at the fair, which is also incredibly impressive. No clue why this year’s ham was more appealing than the previous years’. Hey, as long as it’s for charity, right?

H/T First We Feast