Whimsical carnival games, prize-winning produce, butter choirs — there are many reasons to grab the family and caravan to your state's fair.
But, let's be honest, food is the biggest draw of them all. And we're not just talking hot dogs and cotton candy. If you've been to a fair lately, you know the variety (and prowess of the deep fryer) gets wilder each year.
So how does your state stack up? USA TODAY Network will be updating this calendar of fairs and their signature fare, highlighting everything from a funnel cake ice cream sandwich in Indiana to some oysters that aren't really oysters in Montana.
What's your dream treat? Leave a message in the comments section.