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National State Fair Food Day

Celebrate National State Fair Food Day with delicious classics like funnel cakes, corn dogs, and deep-fried Oreos!
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July 11
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It's time to get excited for National State Fair Food Day on July 11th! This day celebrates the unique and delicious foods that have been a part of state fairs since their inception in the 19th century. From deep-fried Oreos to cotton candy, these treats are sure to bring out your inner child and make you feel like you're at a carnival. So mark your calendars for this fun-filled holiday where you can indulge in all the classic state fair treats without having to leave home!

History of National State Fair Food Day

National State Fair Food Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1841</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First U.S. State Fair</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first United States state fair was held in Syracuse, New York. Unique food offerings became an exciting aspect of the event.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1927</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corn Dog Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>At a U.S. state fair, the first corn dogs were introduced, quickly becoming a fair food staple across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cotton Candy Machines</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mechanical cotton candy machines become common at state fairs, making the sweet treat widely accessible.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Funnel Cake Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Funnel cake rises in popularity, becoming a must-have treat for many attending state fairs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Deep-Fried Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Deep-fried Oreos, Twinkies, and candy bars start to be offered at fairs, altering the landscape of state fair foods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National State Fair Food Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National State Fair Food Day is officially recognized on July 11th, honoring the unique and iconic foods served at state fairs.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National State Fair Food Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local state fair</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing beats the excitement of a local state fair. Sample some of the most delicious fried treats and other carnival foods. Enjoy live music, rides, and other attractions while you indulge in the unique cuisine.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own state fair food</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you can't get to a state fair, you can still enjoy the flavors from the comfort of your own home. From corn dogs to funnel cake, there are tons of recipes online to help you recreate your favorite state fair treats.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a state fair food party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for an evening full of tasty treats. Serve up some of your favorite state fair staples or get creative and come up with your own unique combinations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different regional foods</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>State fairs are known for their regional specialties, so why not take this opportunity to explore different parts of the country? Check out recipes from different states and regions and get a taste of something new.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your favorite recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Don't keep all that deliciousness to yourself! Share your favorite recipes with family and friends to spread the state fair cheer. You can even start a recipe exchange to discover all the creative ways people enjoy their favorite carnival foods.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National State Fair Food Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>State Fair food is unique</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>State fairs offer unique dishes that you won't find anywhere else, ranging from fried Oreos to deep fried alligator. Sure, the classic corn dog and funnel cake are still around, but there's always something new and exciting to try!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>State Fair food is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>State fair cuisine is some of the most decadent, delicious treats you'll ever have the pleasure of devouring. From cheesy tamales to ice cream tacos, each dish is designed to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>State Fair Food brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing says 'We're in this together!' like sharing an order of cotton candy or a plate of mini donuts with friends and family at a state fair. Not only do these delectable dishes bring joy to those who partake in them, they create lasting memories that will be remembered for years to come!</p></div></div>

5 Tasty Facts on National State Fair Food Day

National State Fair Food Day FAQs

When is National State Fair Food Day?

National State Fair Food Day is celebrated on July 11th every year. In 2024 National State Fair Food Day will occur on a Thursday.

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