The Best Ohio State Fair Food: 2017 Edition

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This year's must have Ohio State Fair foods! You won't want to miss out on these tasty treats.

What's your favorite thing to do when you go to the state fair? Ride the rides, see the animals, tour exhibits? For a lot of fairgoers, their favorite thing to do is to try all of the wacky and delicious fair food! And while the Ohio State Fair has all sorts of unique features and attractions like the 14.5-foot-tall animatronic Smokey the Bear, the 144-foot-long Giant Slide, and the Ohio Fair Concert Series, nothing beats State Fair foods!

This year the Ohio State Fair starts on July 26th and is open until August 6th, so you have plenty of time to head out there to try these tasty fair foods!

What would the fair be if you weren't engorging yourself on delicious, sugary, caloric treats? The hardest task is decided exactly which foods to indulge in, and the Ohio State Fair makes the decision even harder with 200 different vendors to choose from. So I made a list of some of the best 2017 Ohio State Fair Foods to get you started!


These Greek sandwiches have been a long-time fair favorite, and this year should be no exception. These gyros are made with minced lamb and beef and topped with creamy tzatziki sauce for a tasty and relatively healthy fair feast. Here's an Ohio State Fair staple that won't disappoint!

Pig on a stick - $5 - Bubba's Bacon near the ticket booth and the Meijer Kiddieland

You can find these babies in the Taste of Ohio building. Chicken wings are one thing, but these pig wings are a new kind of tasty. If a juicy chunk of roasted pork meat sounds appealing, these are sure to please.

Pronto Pup

There's no better way to eat a pronto pup than with a pup by your side! #OhioStateFair A post shared by Ohio State Fair (@ohiostatefair) on Aug 6, 2017 at 9:32am PDT

You wouldn't be at the fair if you didn't pick up one of these footlong corn dogs. Because regular length is just not enough, the Ohio State Fair does it right. Share one with a friend, or don't, either way you'll love it.

Krispy Kreme Burger

Dickerson & Kenna provides the Ohio State Fair with their awe inspiring doughnut burgers. These sure look odd, but trust us they're delicious. Fairgoers have loved these insane burgers for years, and we recommend them as a can't miss treat! They also offer doughnut grilled cheeses if a burger isn't quite what you're looking for.

Fried Buckeyes

When in the Buckeye State, it only makes sense to indulge in this tasty dessert. Of course these aren't actual buckeye nuts, because no one would want to eat poisonous fair treats. Instead they're serving up these Ohio-themed, deep fried, chocolate covered, peanut butter balls!! Yum!

Deep Fried Oreos

Deep fried desserts are a shining star of the Ohio State Fair, and these deep fried Oreos are no exception! The deep frying melts that famous Oreo cream center for a unique indulgent experience. AND, you can get your deep fried Oreo bacon wrapped. The savory flavors of the bacon add an extra layer of fun to these already tasty treats.

And last but not least...the Ohio State Fair Official Ice Cream Flavor

Here's something to get excited about. The Ohio State Fair celebrates their now five-year partnership with Velvet Ice Cream of Utica, Ohio by designating one ice cream flavor to be the official flavor of the fair each year. The 2017 Official Ice Cream flavor is….Cereal & Milk!!! You can try this cold and creamy dessert at the Taste of Ohio Café, the Dairy Products Building or the Central Park Gazebo. Don't miss it!

Okay folks, there you have it! Get yourself out to the Ohio State Fair this year. Enjoy the rides, the music, the attractions, but most of all eat the food!

Bon appetite.

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