State and county fairs remain one of the best places for cheap warm-weather fun, but most fairgoers are more than ready to bust their budgets and their diets when it comes to the food. Kooky, calorie-dense and often coated in batter, fair food is as big a draw as all the rides and entertainment. You'll find staples such as corn dogs and cotton candy just about everywhere, but there are some unique eats that may be worth a drive. Here are some of the tastiest, craziest and most celebrated fair foods across the country, according to reviews from expert food writers and thousands of hungry fairgoers.
Note: Since most fairs weren't open last year, many fairs have been given late dates, and some vendors have been impacted by the pandemic, not every tasty favorite will likely be available.