Fairgoers Flock to Fried Food
The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair has some of the tastiest and also more interesting food in Fort Smith right now. Fair goers can expect fried food at its finest.
Venders travel from across the country to sell at the fair. They bring crazy foods with them.
“It looked like about the wildest thing here so I’m in,” said Mike Hamilton, a fair goer. “Sign me up.”
Hamilton chowed down on a beef sundae for dinner Thursday night. “It’s a heartburn waiting to happen I’m sure,” he said.
The beef sundae is made up of mashed potatoes, cheese, gravy, and slow roasted beef. “It’s home cooking at the fair,” said Bob Stapp, a vendor.
Several doors down customers opt for deep fried vegetables.
“We do broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, zucchini, and onion rings battered and deep fried,” said Matthew Hall, a vendor.
Hall buys the veggies locally. “It’s kind of a guilty pleasure,” he said. “You feel like you’re getting something good because it’s vegetables, but yet it’s still fried.”
In addition to fair food vendors also sell fair drinks. People can enjoy homemade soda pop.
There are also caramel apples, funnel cakes, and turkey legs. “Tastes like turkey, tastes like a leg, turkey leg,” said Brandon Jeremiah, a fair goer.
Do not forget dessert. Vendors serve up deep fried candy bars.
“It’s the only reason I come, to eat. That’s how I keep my figure,” said Hamilton.
The state fair runs through Saturday night.