It’s that time of year: the Oklahoma State Fair is here! When I hear it’s state fair time, I immediately think of food. I want to try it all — I want to relive childhood memories and make new ones with my daughter. I want to try the newest, greatest and most creative dishes that these talented cooks have come up with. From pickle pizza to apple pie churro bites, the more unique the better!
Don’t get me wrong; the fair is about so much more than just the food. With amazing vendors, crafters, entertainment and fun, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I look forward to this time of year and make multiple trips just to get in as much adventure as possible. I can’t wait to see what this year holds, and especially what new foods will be presented.
As a state fair foodie, these are my top 10 must-haves every year:
- Cotton Candy
This really doesn’t need an explanation … flossy sugar coma, anyone?
- Poncho Corn Dog
A jumbo deep-fried battered hot dog with ketchup and mustard is always an amazing choice.
- Turkey Leg
Nothing screams “state fair” more to me than everyone chowing down on giant turkey legs.
- Roasted Corn
Another tried and true classic. The smell of roasted corn in the air definitely lets you know you’ve made it to the fair.
- Fried Cheese on a Stick
If you’re like me and are a sucker for fried cheese and anything on a stick, this cheesy goodness will definitely put a smile on your face.
- Cinnamon Roll by Silver Dollar Concessions
Is this really worth the long wait in line? Yes! Fluffy, gooey, downright sinfully delicious.
- Funnel Cake
Who doesn’t love funnel cake? Fried batter dusted with powdered sugar, made even better when in fry form and served with a dip.
- Root Beer
Ice-cold jugs of root beer are something we always have to get to help wash down all the yummy foods we’ve tried.
- Honey Pepper Bacon Dog
This was a new item last year that I truly enjoyed. This hot dog by Project Krave was perfection, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting this year’s fair to hopefully grab one again.
- New Food Items
Every year I try at least one new food item, especially any fresh creations that are part of the Great TASTE of a Fair contest. I can’t wait to see what the new items will be this year.
Jackie from Adventures In Oklahoma creates videos that share her everyday explorations of food and fun in the Sooner State. She loves supporting local businesses, discovering more of Oklahoma’s beauty and spending time with family and friends. You can find her on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and Facebook @AdventuresInOklahoma.
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