From classic to crazy: state fair food

It is state fair season again.  Whether it's a classic corn dog or crazy fried bubble gum, state fair food is always something special. Here are a few favorites from state fairs around the country.

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    White Chocolate Bacon Prepare for a calorie-induced crunch when you take a bite into a piece of this breakfast/dessert combo.
    California State Fair
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    Belgian Waffle When was the last time you ate Belgian waffles outside of diner or restaurant? When was the last time you saw these tasty cakes at a fair?
    Texas State Fair
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    Corn Dog These puppies are some of the most sought after top dogs at state fairs. It's meat. It's fried. It's on a stick. It's the quintessential fair food.
    Texas State Fair
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    Deep Fried Bubble Gum Whoah, whoah, whoah. Step on the brakes. Is it safe to consume this? 
    Texas State Fair
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    Candy Apples Ah, the classic that made every kid lose a tooth and/or gain a cavity.
    Texas State Fair
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    Red Velvet Funnel Cake Get two types of cake, a fryer, and a whole lot of sugar--and voila! Red Velvet Funnel Cake.
    California State Fair
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    Cotton Candy Not only is cotton candy a staple at fairs, but little kids running around fairs in a sugar-induced tirade are a staple, too.
    Iowa State Fair
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    Cream Puffs These huge dessert puffs are popular hit at The Big E state fair in West Springfield, Mass. 
    The Big E
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    Turkey Legs Oh, the turkey leg. In no other way has man crafted such barbarian food into a more perfect barf-inducing technology. Tip: Don't eat one of these before riding The Zipper.
    The Big E
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    Fried Salsa Leave your nachos at the door when you're at the Texas State Fair--you can now eat fried salsa as it's own snack.
    Texas State Fair
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    Caramel Apple The classic cousin of the candy apple, the caramel apple has been around for ages.
    Texas State Fair
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    Deep Fried Pineapple Upside-Down Cake This take on an old favorite is so good that it won awards while it was served at the Texas State Fair.
    Texas State Fair
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    Deep Fried Mac and Cheese If you eat this fried piece of cheesy pasta, you might not be sticking to your diet plan.
    California State Fair
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