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Live Out Your Deep-Fried Fantasies With Eater's State Fair Food Generator

Basically anything can be impaled on a stick and/or deep-fried

Deep-fried flan cake from the 2015 State Fair of Texas
Robert Strickland

Fair food used to mean corn dogs, cotton candy, turkey legs, and funnel cake, but in recent years things have gotten decidedly weirder: Think chicken-fried bacon, pizza on a stick, bacon margaritas, guacamole balls, and fried Jell-o. If it can be battered and deep-fried, smothered with gravy, stuffed with cheese, or impaled on a stick, there’s a good chance a fair vendor has done it.

State fair season spans approximately July through October, and this year millions of people will flock to the beloved national institutions — from Minnesota to Texas, Iowa to California, and beyond — to get their fill of strange stunt foods, nutritional concerns be damned. Can’t make it to the fair this year? Fret not: With Eater’s State Fair Food Generator, you can dream up freaky fair-worthy food concoctions from the comfort of your own home. Who knows, you might even stumble upon a future blue-ribbon winner.