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Best Foods at the Fair – Our Top 5

MontanaFair is finally here, and with the fair comes fair food! The fair just wouldn’t be the fair without all of that deep-fried goodness. Sure, there will be lots of entertainment there, like Eddie Money, 38 Special, 3 Days Grace, Dierks Bentley and many other acts wandering the fairground. There will be rides, games, 4-H events and rodeos. There will even be the opportunity to interact with exotic animals like camels and monkeys. But what good is all of that if you can’t get a funnel cake afterwards?

Here’s our Top 5 Fair Foods

 

Indian Taco
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5) Indian Tacos

It might look like your taco exploded on your plate, but we’re convinced the reason an Indian Taco is “open faced” is because a regular taco shell can’t hold that much deliciousness. Indian Tacos might not be as popular as the other items on our list, but these hearty taco dishes served on a deep-fried shells are something you should definitely try at the fair. They make a great dinner to pick up after you finish riding the scrambler.

 

Deep Fried Pepsi
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4) Deep Fried Pepsi

For those that haven’t seen this dish before, they might be scratching their heads. Let us clear it up for you; a deep fried Pepsi is not something you drink. Vendors make a Pepsi flavored batter that is rolled into balls and dunked in the deep fryer. Deep fried Pepsi can be served on a stick, or in a pile similar to a funnel cake, and is usually topped with powdered sugar. Don’t be surprised if various deep fried drinks become the future of fair food.

 

Strawberry Kabobs
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3) Strawberry Kabobs

This is the only item on our list that hasn’t been fried. Still, you can’t go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries on a stick. Fresh strawberries dunked in a vat of delicious chocolate, then kept in the fridge until the chocolate creates a “shell” coating around the berries. We recommend sharing one of these with your significant other after you get off the Ferris wheel.

 

Viking on a Stick
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2) Viking on a Stick

This one is a Billings favorite. It’s like a corn dog, but instead of a “mystery meat” hot dog, you get a battered, deep friend sausage. You’ll know exactly where to find these at the fair, just look for the vendor with the Viking ship and the 50-foot line of people waiting to get their hands on one of these. Skip the ketchup and dunk them in horseradish. These are certainly a must have at the fair.

 

Funnel Cake
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1) Funnel Cakes

An absolute classic. No visit to the fair is complete without the purchase of a funnel cake. Simply deep fried batter, piled onto a plate and topped with powdered sugar. You could make them at home, but it’s just not the same as a funnel cake from the fair. Fair-goers old and young, tall and small can appreciate a good funnel cake. Make sure you get yours this year.

Did we skip your favorite? Let us know which ones we missed in the comments section below.

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