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The 5 Craziest Foods Ever Deep-Fried

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If we've learned one thing about food in the past few years, it's that if it exists, someone will find a way to deep-fry it.

America's Best State Fairs

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel

(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock) Nothing says America like deep-fried food, butter sculptures, and dubious carnival rides. Whether you like livestock, mu...

Iowa State Fair Combines Old And New For 2014 Season

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Fair opens its doors Thursday for an 11-day run with classic attractions that are expected to draw a million ...

The Ten Best State Fairs in the United States | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel

Here are 10 of the best-loved and most widely-attended fairs in all of America, so grab a cotton candy and take a seat.

Wolf's Howl Still Echoes

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Roadside Oil Boom North Dakota's oil boom could be seen in this farmer's field on the Bakken Formation, one of hundreds I saw along with fires burn...

11-Year-Old's Dubstep Dance Performance Will Blow Your Mind

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Shane Mokua, only 11 years old, gave an incredible performance at Minnesota State Fair's recent amateur talent contest. Mokua's dubstep dance skills t...

Call Us Definitely: It's Maryland State Fair Time!

Towson Times, Md. | Jon Meoli | Posted 10.22.2013 | DC

Organizers of the Maryland State Fair said new attractions like a goat mountain and pirate-themed high dive show add new, exciting elements to the tra...

6 State Fairs For Fearless Foodies

MiniTime | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel

(photo: Comet Corn; Minnesota State Fair) Move over, Ferris wheels and arcade games. Step aside, pageants and prized hogs. These days, the most talke...

Top 10 New Foods At The 2012 State Fairs

Endless Simmer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Endless Simmer

Let's take a look at some of the most shocking new creations that made their debut onto the state fair food scene in 2012.

The 15 Most Ridiculous State Fair Foods Of All Time

Posted 08.24.2012 | Home

State and county fair season is in full swing, and with it comes its dizzying array of wacky, deep-fried and otherwise over-the-top culinary concoctio...

Thanks To The Drought, Animals Are Smaller, Scarcer At This Year's Fairs

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

MILWAUKEE (AP) — State and county fairs in the sweltering and drought-stricken Midwest may see some skinnier pigs and smaller squash this year. ...

State Fair Foods That Will Make You Proud To Be An American (Maybe) (PHOTOS)

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We found only-in-America state fair treats. Naturally, all but two are fried.

I Love L.A. -- County Fair: A Huffington Post Travel Guide To State And County Fairs

The Huffington Post | Wendy Gould | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel

The L.A. County Fair was established in October 1922 and is currently held in what used to be a beet field in Pomona, California. Today, it is one of ...

The Top 10 New State Fair Foods Of 2011

Endless Simmer | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Endless Simmer

It's America's favorite meal - the state fair! Every year, the fairs across this great land compete with each other to invent bigger, badder, greasier...

10 Things We Shouldn't Be Frying

Posted 10.14.2011 | Comedy

If Michele and Marcus Bachmann's hilarious corn dog photos reminded us of anything, it's that you can make all kinds of bad choices at the state fair....

Norma Lyon, 'Butter Cow Lady,' Dies At 81

AP | By MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

-- Norma "Duffy" Lyon, whose life-size butter sculptures of cows, Elvis and even Jesus and his disciples delighted Iowa state fairgoers for nearly ha...

Top 10 New Foods at the 2010 State Fairs

Endless Simmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Endless Simmer

From cotton candy to corn dogs to deep-fried Coke, the enterprising folks at America's state and county fairs top themselves year after year.