Remember when we went to the Indiana State Fair last year?

This year only solidified my love for the fair.
I really do.
keep it coming.

I love, LOVE the Indiana State Fair. Love. Not even kidding. Love.

(And it wasn’t even that hot this year, thanks for a fairly mild summer Indiana, seriously, thanks.)


  1. Looking up flights to Indiana now…

    Our local fair apparently had/has (I don’t know if it’s still going on) Deep Fried CUPCAKES!

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  2. I made deep fried mini-snickers for my family. Everyone thought I was INSANE.


    Best freaking thing on the planet. Sigh.

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  3. Oh, I miss state fairs!!! Up here in Canada they don’t have states, so they don’t have state fairs! I wonder if they have provincial fairs…

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  4. I literally grew up at this State Fair…literally. So your photos are making me a little homesick (though not for the FOOD featured)! My father was working there the day I was born. No kidding — he received a police escort to the hospital! Someone in my family has had an exhibit, job, or other capacity with the state fair over the course of the past four decades. Lots of memories…and the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

  5. Oh my gosh! I haven’t been to a fair in so long!
    All that fried goodness, does it come with a side of heart attack?

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  6. I get Deep Fried Oreos whenever we go to Vegas. 3 for 99 cents and they are DIVINE! I would totally taste all of those!
    “cept the Pepsi, I remember your story about the pepsi.

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  7. Utah’s state fair can be kinda lame. And expensive. Opted for Lagoon one year, cuz it was cheaper??? Which was weird.

    And whoa. Those are some serious water marks? I was thinking about stealing…but now? No way!!

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  8. Maybe it’s being British, living in England so never experiencing the delights of a State fair, but the very idea of deep fried snacks makes me want to jump on my wii fit and stay there for the afternoon to burn off the calories even the THOUGHT of eating those has added to my hips!

  9. Please, enlighten the uninitiated: how exactly does one deep fry Pepsi?

    (Also: deep fried peanut butter cups? May be enough reason for me to consider going to Indiana.)

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  10. Oh my word. That looks like deep fried paradise. Can I come?

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  11. WoW! Oh the memories. I spent many a summer day has been spent yakking up the crap purchased at the Indy first concert to see NKOTB was there.

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  12. Am I the only one who sees the person behind the Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups who obviously is a taste-tester for All Things Deep Fried???!!???

    You must explain how the Deep Fried Pepsi works.

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  13. Oh, how I miss that fair! Its been decades since I’ve attended one. They didn’t even have deep fried peanut butter cups yet! The only deep fried anything we could get were elephant ears. Yum!

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  14. I’m all for a watermark, but yours makes it hard to see your lovely photos!

  15. Did that say “deep fried Pepsi”? WTF?

  16. This makes me reminiscent of bubbagump shrimp.

    Apparently you can fry just about anything. Deep fried pepsi might be awful, but deep fried dr pepper might be a WHOLE nother story, knawmsayin?

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  17. We had a blast there last week! Did you try the deep fried cookie dough? I wanted to, but the Snickers was calling my name because I seriously LOVE all that gooey goodness. YUM

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  18. Yes, please explain deep fried Pepsi…I don’t get it. But the fair, looks awesome. We have the CNE here…similar…but I don’t think they have the brownies…I’d be so into that!

  19. Deep fried Pepsi?

    Surely they jest.

  20. I think I need a Tums. Right now.

    So hilarious. You need to do a whole post on deep-fried pepsi because I’m another one who can’t even imagine what that’s like.

    The last time I went to the Indiana State Fair was years ago when I lived in Bloomingulch, and the fair was about 117 degrees. I nearly died.

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  21. My city’s fair is this weekend. I’m pretty excited about taking photos of it. However, I am not excited about the fact that it stinks like body odor and feet.

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  22. Yeah… the whole deep fried thing scares me. I love my hot oil and all, but maybe I’d feel differently after I rode in a Tilt-A-Whirl for an hour or so.

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  23. Casey! Guess what? I’m about to check an experience off my life list this coming Tuesday night. Wanna know what?

    So I went to the fair on Sat. and asked a funnel cake vendor if I could work a shift next week….and I’m doing it!

    Now that’s hot. and stinky, and sweaty, and probably a little sticky too.


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  24. OMG, everything is fried? Looks like my kind of place!

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  25. Hmmm. Do I detect a theme?

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  26. Well now I am just annoyed that you didn’t take me 🙂

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  27. Can I have my pepsi only slightly fried please I don’t need it deep fried. I wonder if they have deep fried pepsi light they use diet pepsi instead.

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  28. and we wonder why obesity is such an issue in the us!! take someone already bad for you and make it just a wee bit more bad for you, eh?

    it’s probably DELICIOUS, though 😉 especially the deep fried cookie dough….

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  29. How does one go about deep-frying Pepsi???

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  30. You have made me miss my childhood visits to the IN State Fair!

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  31. Okay, I went to the County fair here last weekend and there was definitely NOT any deep-fried Pepsi! I feel so cheated! I guess that’s what I get for abandoning the Midwest for granola-crunchy Northern California!

    Also, I’m with the group begging to please be enlightened on how deep-fried Pepsi works!

  32. Ok, so I googled Deep-Fried Pepsi, and hello disappointment! It’s just Pepsi mixed into some cookie-ish dough and then fried. Cheaters! Here’s a link:

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  33. You had me at “Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Cups…”

  34. Hasn’t this weather been the best?! We had an awesome weekend too!

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  35. The arteries, they clog.

    (sssh. Don’t tell, but it sounds like perfection, to be honest.)

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  36. Eww on the deep fried everything. Yay on the weather. I think Indiana might be teasing us though. 98 on Halloween or below zero by September could be in our future! Even so, these last few days have been so great. Being outside non-stop the last week before my daughter heads back to school is worth whatever may come.

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  37. Yum, Yum Yum! I love me some fried food – especially at a really good fair.

    Plus – you can justify that all the walking around at the fair helps burn the calories off? Worth a try!

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  38. I have yet to venture into the land of fried candies because I fear I will run to Target, buy a Fry Daddy and gain 300 pounds.

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  39. Only Midwestern State Fairs would deep fry Pepsi

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