Bacon-Wrapped, Deep-Fried, and Chocolate-Dipped: 20 Wacky Food Ideas From State Fair Vendors

From wine-glazed, deep-fried meat loaf to fried pickles drizzled with chocolate, here’s a look at some indulgent state fair food ideas to inspire your next calories-be-damned event menu.

By Lauren Matthews July 10, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Photo: Courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair

Although guests are increasingly more likely to see nutrient-rich ingredients like quinoa, kale, and goji berries on event and meeting menus as caterers respond to demands for healthier fare, America’s state fairs continue to serve up creative takes on deep-fried, cheese-smothered, bacon-flavored dishes. Case in point: The Minnesota State Fair, August 22 to September 2, just announced its latest gluttonous offerings, which we rounded up in case you’d like to add a few indulgent options to the menu for your next gathering.

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