Which State Fair Food Has The Most Calories? 16 State Fair Foods, Ranked By Calorie Intake


The state fair is kind of like Las Vegas. You tell yourself that ... but it really doesn’t. Because just like Vegas, there are some things you just can’t erase so easily. (Like that giant turkey leg that took you an hour to eat, or the Twinkie dog sundae you savored in the hot sun.) And let’s be real: The state fair does NOT joke around with Anything is game, and almost all of it is delicious. The temptations are huge.

After all, it’s not like you came to the state fair to . You go to the state fair to ride held together by gum and rusty nails, take sepia photo-booth pictures with your girlfriends, pay way too much to not win that huge stuffed Hello Kitty, and wash away all your regrets and sorrows with a .

But you know what? We here at Bustle believe it’s more than okay to eat as many calories as you can in one day. It’s the state fair, for crying out loud! But if you’re really curious about all that bacon and butter is doing to your body, here’s a ranking from the l.

16. Cotton candy: 171 calories

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Well, this explains why it's not that good.

15. Bacon rib on a stick: 240 calories

At the , you can find this gorgeous rib embraced by juicy bacon. For how delicious it is, it's kind of surprising it's only 240 calories.

14. Fried cheese: 420 cal

The offers straight-up fried cheese. For 420 calories, that rivals a huge salad. Which one would you rather eat?

13. Fried Twinkie: 420 calories

Even though you can find a fried Twinkie at just about any fair, the serves a pretty mean Twinkie; deep fried in batter and sprinkles with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.

12. Fried Snickers: 444 calories

Why enjoy a regular Snickers bar when you can get it deep fried? This fried treat is another staple. Doesn't look so appealing, but we're sure it's good.

11. Foot-long hot-dog and bun: 470 calories

Also at the , you can find this lengthy meat in a bun. (Now get your mind out of the gutter.)

10. Double bacon corn dog: 508 calories

Considering how huge this thing is, 508 calories for a DOUBLE bacon corn dog isn't too shabby. Find it at the .

9. Fried Oreos: 610 calories

Apparently, fried Oreos are even worse for you than Twinkies, which has me a little worried. These fried morsels are brought to you by the (and pretty much any state fair).

8. Fried cheesecake: 655 calories

If you thought cheesecake on its own isn't really rich enough, just get it fried and smothered in powdered sugar at the .

7. Beef sundae: 710 calories

I've seen this invention all over the Internet, but the has the most bragging rights to this "sundae." Comprised of mashed potatoes, roast beef, beef gravy, cheddar cheese, a cherry tomato, and a piece of garlic bread, it's no surprise this clocks in at 710 calories.

6. Pork chop on a stick: 736 calories

I'm not sure why you would want a simple pork chop at the fair, but hey. This guy at the seems pretty happy about it.

5. Chicken on a stick: 745 calories

When you order this at thedon't be fooled by its simple name — this chicken on a stick is NOT just chicken. It's chicken, a couple cups of butter, and sweet, sweet batter.

4. Funnel cake: 760 calories

Not getting funnel cake at the fair is like going to the beach without getting a bucket-full of sand in your tote bag. But alas, it comes with a caloric price. Find this at the .

3. Cowboy cone: 845 calories

This is 's newest frankenfried food! It's like everything you dreamed of and more: Pulled pork, beans, coleslaw, and BBQ sauce ... all served in a waffle cone.

2. Giant turkey leg: 1,136 calories

You can find this beastly bird leg at the . (It's one of Ron Swanson's favorite meals for a reason.)

1. Fried macaroni and cheese at 1,756

The takes mac 'n cheese to a whole new level. Served with bacon bits and sour cream, this is your favorite comfort food on steroids. Can you say WORTH IT?

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