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Love is...Fair Food Favorites

Summer may be coming to a close, but you still have four more opportunities to visit some of the best fairs in the Upstate. Which means, you have four more opportunities to munch on some of the most epic meals man can make. 

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 A single portable kitchen will fry you up a smorgasbord of treats. Apparently, they don't want you to have to walk too far to indulge in the different delicacies offered at any fair across the US. That's so nice of them; but after eating some of their nachos you may actually  need  a walk. Or twelve.

A single portable kitchen will fry you up a smorgasbord of treats. Apparently, they don't want you to have to walk too far to indulge in the different delicacies offered at any fair across the US. That's so nice of them; but after eating some of their nachos you may actually need a walk. Or twelve.

    As you begin to examine the various offerings at a fair, you'll notice the word "jumbo" proceeds nearly every item. That's how you know you’re in the right place.

 

As you begin to examine the various offerings at a fair, you'll notice the word "jumbo" proceeds nearly every item. That's how you know you’re in the right place.

 With their sticky coating that keeps many a dentist in business, these crunchy treasures are the golden standard of any fair. 

With their sticky coating that keeps many a dentist in business, these crunchy treasures are the golden standard of any fair. 

 Deep Fried Oreo's should probably come with a warning label. They're warm, gooey, and out of this world, fried love. Enough of them and  you  might be out of this world. 

Deep Fried Oreo's should probably come with a warning label. They're warm, gooey, and out of this world, fried love. Enough of them and you might be out of this world. 

 Though the crazy-good concoctions of traveling food vendors make fairs a yearly destination, it's really all about the people. This gentleman goes by Poochie Love. He's made it his life mission to deliver happiness to each individual guest. Fair guests agree that he has hit the mark. There’s even a  Poochie Love Facebook fan club. 

Though the crazy-good concoctions of traveling food vendors make fairs a yearly destination, it's really all about the people. This gentleman goes by Poochie Love. He's made it his life mission to deliver happiness to each individual guest. Fair guests agree that he has hit the mark. There’s even a Poochie Love Facebook fan club. 

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 After winning a suspicious stuffed troll, or keeping your kid from capsizing, you may need a protein boost. Why not stop for some fried alligator and a lemonade?

After winning a suspicious stuffed troll, or keeping your kid from capsizing, you may need a protein boost. Why not stop for some fried alligator and a lemonade?

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 If you dive into a fabulously sweet funnel cake, you may find that the mountain of confectionery powder makes you jittery. Better grab a turkey leg before journeying back to the car. These "LEGS" have been known to slow people down.

If you dive into a fabulously sweet funnel cake, you may find that the mountain of confectionery powder makes you jittery. Better grab a turkey leg before journeying back to the car. These "LEGS" have been known to slow people down.

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 At a fair, two things will be tossed into the air and spun: people and pizza. If you’re up for it, try to experience both. If you don't like heights, still enjoy a slice or two.

At a fair, two things will be tossed into the air and spun: people and pizza. If you’re up for it, try to experience both. If you don't like heights, still enjoy a slice or two.

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 What goes better with dinner than a show? You may not feel like moving much after going back for that 2nd round of fried pickles, so sit back, relax and let a prize winning little horse move for you.

What goes better with dinner than a show? You may not feel like moving much after going back for that 2nd round of fried pickles, so sit back, relax and let a prize winning little horse move for you.

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 If you can pop a balloon with a dart you’ll be rewarded with a stuffed friend, maybe even one from the Himalayas. Whether you're able to score a fluffy Yeti or not, walk around and eat like one.  Writer: Mitch Miller

If you can pop a balloon with a dart you’ll be rewarded with a stuffed friend, maybe even one from the Himalayas. Whether you're able to score a fluffy Yeti or not, walk around and eat like one.

Writer: Mitch Miller