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Old 08-13-2019, 01:01 AM
 
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Generally, I really like the pork and lamb that you will generally find at the state fairs's pork and lamb producer's booths. Generally you get a plate of well prepared food that gives you a positive impression of the producers for about $10.

That is, until I went to the Ohio State Fair a couple weeks ago where we had probably some of the worst fair food. The pork in the sandwich was so overcooked and dry that it was inedible. The lamb sandwich was moist but there was NO seasoning at all in the lamb. The side dishes were prepackaged stuff from Gordon's Food Service that was at best mediocre. I have been to at least 10 Ohio COUNTY fairs that had much better food.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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May not count since this first one is technically RENAISSANCE “Faire” but... turkey leg!

Funnel cakes
Gyros (always at least one gyro booth at the NC State fair)
Anything that’s twice the size of food you’d see anywhere else
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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I agree a good corn dog is hard to find. I bought one at our local fair, and when I ate it I was so disappointed. They didn't use corn meal at all, just the same batter they dipped all of their dessert confections in. I was not happy!

And I am a sucker for donuts, they didn't sell any at our fair, but the ones you describe sound delish!
Here's a picture of the little machines they use to make them. As a kid I was fascinated to stand and watch the ingenuity of these mini factories. The dough plops into the oil in perfect "oh" shape and goes round the spiral. They "climb" a small hill and at the top are flipped over to come out a perfect golden brown:

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Tri-tip sandwich on a soft French roll.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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Deep fried oreos.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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When I was a kid, one of the service clubs had a both where they sold corn on the cob, fresh picked, steamed to perfection and drowned in melted real dairy butter.


They had a system where they received multiple deliveries of fresh picked corn all day long. Seriously, the corn was no more than 2 hours off the corn stalk. Obviously, the corn was grown very close to the fairgrounds and a little motorized shuttle was running back and forth delivering bins of fresh picked corn.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:38 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Hot dogs, popcorn.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Corn dogs, lemonade, and funnel cakes.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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When I was a kid, one of the service clubs had a both where they sold corn on the cob, fresh picked, steamed to perfection and drowned in melted real dairy butter.


They had a system where they received multiple deliveries of fresh picked corn all day long. Seriously, the corn was no more than 2 hours off the corn stalk. Obviously, the corn was grown very close to the fairgrounds and a little motorized shuttle was running back and forth delivering bins of fresh picked corn.
We sold meals at our fair for the FFA. I was told in the past they sold fresh corn on the cob. It apparently wasn't a big seller, but it sounds like their set up was like what you described. It's too bad that more people don't go for it, I love a good buttery corn on the cob.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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French fried ice cream doused in chocolate sauce.


A big old footlong hotdog doused in ketchup, washed down with a frozen coke.


Sno-Cones, half lemon, half lime. Or you can substitute peach or root beer for the lemon.
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