America's Wacky Fair Foods
Cotton candy, corn dogs and candy apples once ruled the midway at the local fair, but visitors now want food that's exotic—as long as it's on a stick, or more importantly, fried. From health–defying anomalies like fried dough injected with Pepsi to squirm–inducing chocolate–dipped scorpions, the new sideshow is food. —Justine Sterling
Alaska's State Fair celebrates the sunny season with grilled local reindeer sausages and a giant-cabbage contest. The current record of 139 pounds was set in 2012.