Here’s a Top 10 list, culled from and other online sources, of weird foods actually served at county fairs throughout the USA:

  • KOOL-AID PICKLES: Dill pickle chunks soaked in various flavors of Kool-Aid.

  • MEALWORM COVERED CARAMEL APPLES: Only the brave-hearted ever will know if it tastes any better than it looks. It looks pretty dreadful.

  • DEEP-FRIED JELLY BEANS: Buy ’em by the bag.

  • DEEP-FRIED STICK OF BUTTER: A variation is called Deep-Fried Butter Balls.

  • PYTHON KEBABS: That’s right, roasted snake on a stick. Seriously.

  • DEEP-FRIED SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS: Actually, it’s only one large meatball, with spaghetti bits mixed in, dipped in batter and fried.

  • A CHEESEBURGER WITH FRIED ICE CREAM: It’s a cheeseburger that includes a thick wedge of batter-fried ice cream. Better ask for extra napkins.

  • FRIED BEER: Pretzel-dough pockets are filled with beer, sealed, then deep-fried.

  • KRISPY KREME CHICKEN SANDWICH: Think chicken sandwich in a bun, only the bun is a doughnut.  And then the whole thing is batter-dipped and deep-fried.

  • FRIED COCA-COLA: Coke-flavored batter blobs are deep-fried then garnished with Coke syrup, whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.