Take your mouth to the state fair without having to stand in the boiling hot sun or wait in thirty-minute lines!
You can buy tons of great notable state fair foods at your local grocery store. I’ve compiled a list of all the best and most classic state fair foods and their grocery store dupes. Admission to this list is free, but you will have to leave a comment telling me your favorite fair ride. Mine’s the tilt-a-whirl!
- Corn Dogs: Foster Farms Frozen Chicken Corn Dogs
If you’re having a state fair-themed dinner, you obviously have to have a corn dog. We want to make sure you have the best corn dog! Foster Farms Frozen Chicken Corn Dogs are unparalleled. They are meaty, savory, and sweet. Plus, you get a sweet crunch from the honey in the breading. What a treat!
- Kettle Corn: Indiana Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
Kettle Corn is classic state fair fare. Our favorite bagged kettle corn is Indiana Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and salty (as the name implies) and has a great corn flavor. Jamming your hand into this big bag will definitely make you feel like you’re at the state fair—especially if you’re looking at a picture of a prize-winning cow.
- Italian Sausage: Johnsonville Italian Sausage Sweet
Sausage and pepper sandwiches have somehow become a staple state fair food. Why? I’m not sure. Do a lot of Italian Americans run state fairs? Maybe! Whatever the answer is, I’m glad because sausage sandwiches are bomb. Use our pick for the best Italian sausage to whip one up at home. Here’s our list of the best hot dog buns, too.
- Frozen Banana: Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas!
Chocolate-covered frozen foods are state fair staples and that includes frozen, chocolate-dipped bananas. Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas takes the classic fair food and turns it into snackable bites. These are pieces of chocolate-covered bananas that are frozen to perfection. They are not on a stick, so they are easier to eat, but they’ll still give you that chocolate-covered frozen banana on a stick flavor.
- Fresh Lemonade: Newman’s Own Lemonade
For me, lemonade is the state fair. I love the booth that is shaped like a lemon and serves their lemonade in clear tubs. Newman’s Own Lemonade is as close to that freshly squeezed state fair taste as you can get at home (without actually putting in the effort to make your own).
- Fried Pickles: Budweiser Beer Battered Pickles
It’s not the state fair if you’re not eating something fried—especially something somewhat unusual that’s been fried. These Budweiser Beer Battered Pickles are the perfect at-home fix for that craving. These are crispy fried morsels you can pop into the air fryer and get the same kind of heartburn you’d get if you went to a real state fair!