25 Crazy Fair Foods to Make at Home 150

The weather’s getting cooler (let’s hope it stays that way), the kids are back in school (thank God!), and carnivals and state fairs have been in full swing where crazy food is the main attraction.

Where else can one make a meal of those giant medieval turkey legs that bring out the caveman in us,  a side of deep-fried Oreos, and a caramel apple (because, balance?).

Some of us love the fair just for the food—particularly the melt-in-your-mouth, deep fried doughy goodness kind. Gimme all the funnel cakes!

That’s my go-to—the funnel cake, though we called them elephant ears, which is cute and also disturbing if elephants are your favorite animal. Doused, not dusted with a generous white cloud of powdered sugar, the doughy concoction with the upturned crispy edges never failed to put a smile on my face, or sate my wicked sweet tooth.

A Taste and Tell Fair for All

Last harvest season we followed one of our favorite food bloggers, Deb from Taste and Tell, around the Utah State Fair where she and her family romped with rubber duckies, got cotton candy stuck in their hair and enjoyed some good old fashioned fair food.

Afterward, Deb shared her favorite recipes for fair food in the summer issue of FoodieCrush magazine. And that inspired us to hunt around for even more crazy fair foods from food bloggers across the web.

Read Fair for All and get the recipes here, and in the links below.

Fair for All on FoodieCrush.com

Blueberries and Cream Funnel Cake from tasteandtellblog.com on foodiecrush.com

Blueberries and Cream Funnel Cake from Taste and Tell


Key LIme Pie on a Stick from tasteandtellblog.com on foodiecrush.com

Key Lime Pie on a Stick from Taste and Tell


Fried Cheese Curds from tasteandtellblog.com on foodiecrush.com

Fried Cheese Curds from Taste and Tell


Strawberries and Cream from tasteandtellblog.com on foodiecrush.com

Strawberries and Cream from Taste and Tell

More Fair Food Recipes for All

With the air getting crisper, I’m dying to break out my oversized pumpkin-colored “Mr. Rogers” sweater—and settle into some comfort food, exactly what fair food is all about.

If you missed your favorite fair food this year or just didn’t care to brave the mass crowds, we’ve remedied the situation with a bevy of favorite fair foods from food bloggers to make at home.


Funnel Cake Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen


Chocolate Dipped Salted Nut Rolls from A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

Panko Fried Pickle Chips from Spoon Fork Bacon

Red Candy Apples from Butter Yum

Deep Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from Sugar Hero

Easy Kettle Corn from Two Peas and Their Pod

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Corn Dogs from The Candid Appetite

Sweet and Salty Bourbon Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Apples + Chocolate Drizzle from Half Baked Harvest

Funnel Cake Burger from Culinary Bro-Down

Cheaters Fried Ice Cream from Cooking Classy

Fried Pizza Balls from Kirbie’s Cravings

Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches from Heather Christo

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from A Cozy Kitchen

Beer Battered Onion Rings with Smoked Paprika Aioli from Knead For Food

Red Velvet Funnel Cakes from A Subtle Revelry

Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon from The Egg Farm

Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob (Elote) from Confessions of a Foodie Bride

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie Sticks from Spoon Fork Bacon

California Avocado Walking Tacos from Dine & Dish

Ramen Burger from Not Quite Nigella

Pound Cake Churros with Drinking Chocolate and Malt Ice Cream from Always With Butter

What’s Your Blue Ribbon Winner?

What’s your favorite fair food? Did we miss a link to a favorite recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

Thanks to contributor Hayley Putnam of Tip Toes in the Kitchen. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.

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