Best of OKC State Fair

best of okc state fair
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Disclaimer: I promised this post would be up Monday but I got hit with the stomach bug on the way home from the fair  Womp womp. I wrote this post in the midst of the bug so I did not go into much detail on each food item for obvious reasons. Sorryyy.

Every September the great state fair makes it way to Oklahoma! Along with it come the trashiest residents of the state which makes for some great people watching. The way I see it, there are only a few reasons to attend the fair 1) food 2) people watching 3) games/rides. C and I choose to go for the food but we limit ourselves to going every other year. As you can see, 2018 was our year to go! Honestly, I was really disappointed this year (and I usually am). I grew up going to the Texas State Fair and though I love Oklahoma from the bottom of my heart, it just does not compare. I always look forward to going, though! Maybe its the nostalgia. 

I typically do a lot of research on what food will be available so that I have a game plan going in and can ensure we'll get the best stuff available..... but this year I kinda slipped up. I had been way too busy planning my NYFW trip and then playing catch up on, we winged it! However, with several years of Oklahoma State Fair experience, I feel well equipped enough to share the best foods of the state fair.  

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dole pineapple whip at ok state fair

1. Dole Pineapple Whip
THE BEST thing at the entire state fair. They only sell it at one vendor and it is worth the search. I've heard rumor that they have it at Disney, as well. If you like pineapple, you'll LOVE this. It is basically like pineapple soft serve. YUM! They have a "float" version too made with pineapple soda.

2. Jug O Root Beer
Like I said, I grew up going to the Texas State Fair and this is one item that is totally unique to Oklahoma! It is certainly not the best root beer you'll ever taste but it is refreshing! I love that it comes in a mini milk jug with a bright orange cap. So cute!

3. Fried Gummy Bear
This is a few years old but it is still a winner in my book! It is kinda like a giant bear shaped Toaster Strudel.... be sure to blow it off, though, it will burn your tongue!

4. Cinnamon Roll
One of my followers recommended I try the cinnamon roll from the stand with the green awning and it was so good! There was a long line (a good sign) and I got the pecan because they were out of the regular by the time I made it to the front. It was HUGE and so gooey and the sugar was perfectly crystalized. I do prefer the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls over any cinnamon roll on earth, but these were still great.

Of course, you can't go wrong with cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs or candied apples!

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deep fried coffee at Oklahoma state fair

Did you know there is an interactive food finder map on Now ya do! 

A few things made the "not worth it" category, deep fried coffee definitely being one of them. Not to mention it was nearly impossible to find, even when using the map. Others on the not worth it list include deep fried Oreos and the wonder boy (corn dog rolled in captain disappoints me more than it should). 

I heard GREAT things about the Nitro Coffee but wasn't able to locate it, shoot. Maybe it will still be around in 2020. 

What fair foods are your favorite? Let me know in the comments! If you're a Texas State Fair goer, the Tornado Taters will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

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