Yes, there are ferris wheels and carnival games, petting zoos and concerts, but make no mistake: For most fair-goers, the highlight of the day is the food. State fairs showcase everything from pork chops on a stick to Hawaiian ice, but the most sought-after items are those that emerge from a vat of hot, bubbling oil. Corn dogs? That's old-school. These days, everything from Kool-Aid to butter (yes, butter) is getting the deep-fried treatment. Read on to see the bizarre foods offered up at state fairs around the country.
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