State Fair #FoodPorn

It’s state fair season, AKA the best excuse for the ultimate cheat day(s). We've found six outrageously deep-fried, beer-infused, bacon-wrapped creations that go way beyond your standard churro (although these bacon-wrapped, bourbon-soaked churros are pretty dank). Prepare yourself...

 

1. Pork Parfait by Porky's BBQ at the South Florida Fair

Thanksgiving comes early in this savory treat, made from layers of pulled pork, buttery mashed potatoes, and lots of BBQ sauce. Their most popular dish by far, Porky's sells close to 100 of these beauties every day.

Pork Parfait by Porky's BBQ

Pork Parfait by Porky's BBQ

2. Fried Beer by Mark Zable at the State Fair of Texas

What happens when the Bacon and Beer Classic meets the Whiskey Fried Classic? You get fried beer! These sudsy pretzel pockets are a favorite at the State Fair of Texas. In case drinking beer wasn't good enough, now you can eat it too.

Fried Beer by Spoon University

Fried Beer by Spoon University

3. Krispy Kreme Hamburger at the Alabama State Fair

This sweet and savory masterpiece combines a quarter pounder, cheese, bacon, and two glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts. We have no words...except #YOLO. 

Krispy Kreme Hamburger by Bob B Brown

Krispy Kreme Hamburger by Bob B Brown

4. Deep Fried, Beer Battered Grilled Cheese by O'Gara's Bar & Grill at the Minnesota State Fair

Childhood dreams get a boozy kick. These cheesy nuggets are made from white cheddar blended with beer batter, then cubed and deep fried. Dip them in Bloody Mary marinara sauce for double the boozy fun.

Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Bites by the Minnesota State Fair

Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Bites by the Minnesota State Fair

5. Smoky Bacon Margarita at the State Fair of Texas    

This wine-based margarita is infused with smoky bacon flavor and topped with bacon crumbles. Clearly, we're big fans of bacon and booze...beer or otherwise!

Smoky Bacon Margarita by Ann Pinson

Smoky Bacon Margarita by Ann Pinson

6. Pizza Cones by Brew City at the Wisconsin State Fair

What if your favorite toppings were rolled in sauce and dough, then baked into your own hand-held pizza cone? 'Za nirvana? See for yourself at the Wisconsin State Fair. Might we recommend the mac n’ cheese variation, loaded with cheesy noodles and bacon crumbles?

Pizza Cones by Bay News 9

Pizza Cones by Bay News 9

7. Fried Butter Balls at the Montana State Fair

Straight butter. Cinnamon battered and deep fried. Then glazed. Doesn’t include bacon or beer, but...WOAH. 

Fried Butter Balls by Heather Leah Kennedy

Fried Butter Balls by Heather Leah Kennedy

Kate Levenstein