The Craziest State Fair Foods


State fairs are fun for the rides and people watching, but one of the best parts is definitely the food options. These events bring out deep-fried everything and people seem to love it. From Kool-Aid Pickles to deep-fried butter balls, these are some of the weirdest state fair foods around.

  • Ice Cream Potato at the Western Idaho Fair- Idaho knows potatoes, but this is actually a dessert of vanilla ice cream shaped like a potato, rolled in cocoa powder and topped with whipped cream, to look like sour cream.
  • Kool-Aid Pickles at the North Carolina State Fair- This sweet and sour snack, also known as Koolickles, is pickles soaked in the sugary beverage and served chilled.
  • Deep-Fried Watermelon at the California State Fair- The fried fruit is covered with a berry syrup and powdered sugar, to make it super sweet.
  • Fruity Pebble Shrimp on a Stick at the Alameda County Fair- Sounds like a strange combo, but people in Alameda seem to love the savory and sweet mix.
  • Green Chile Pepperoni Funnel Cake at the New Mexico State Fair- This spin on the classic funnel cake gets an extra kick from green chilis and pepperoni.
  • Deep-Fried Chicken Noodle Soup at the State Fair of Texas- They figured out how to deep-fry chicken noodle soup and put it on a stick. The crunchy soup balls come with a side of broth, which is poured into holes poked in each ball.
  • Fried Butter Balls at the New England State Fair- At this event, known as “The Big E,” you can get fried balls of butter. That’s it, and as crazy as it sounds, fairgoers are apparently big fans.

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