Any state fair guarantees three things: avoiding eye contact with carnies, plenty of thrilling rides and deep-fried abominations passed off as adventurous fair food — food we’ll absolutely try once. Any other day of the week, you would shudder at the thought of eating a deep-fried Snickers bar. But today? Nah, challenge accepted.
But deep-fried Snickers and deep-fried Twinkies only just graze the surface of the weirdness that actually happens behind the counter of the food vendors at the fair. Every year, we see newer, stranger, more stomach-churning ideas, like chocolate-covered scorpions and deep-fried chicken noodle soup.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the craziest fried fair foods we could find. They’ll either make you hungry or make you cringe at the sight of them, but regardless of the reaction, you have to give it up to the chefs who conceived of and brought these wild treats to fruition. Without them, the fair just wouldn’t be the same.