Chowing Down at the State Fair

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

The Fair getting ready to start and so is the tempting foods that go along with the party atmosphere of the Fair. If you are watching waistline choosing wisely at the Fair may be appropriate.  Use the list below to help plan your Fair Menu. (Sorry that the numbers are not straight but I have tried all sorts of ways to add the info & nothing seems to work for me).






Super Dog with cheese chili & onion                 700

Polish Sausage with pepper & onions               844

Hot Dog, regular                                                        250

Quarter Pound Hamburger w/cheese              505

Corn Dog                                                                       310

Gyro – 4 oz beef & lamb on pita                           505

BBQ Beef on a Bun                                                      480

Pork Chop Sandwich                                                  518

Grilled Chicken Sandwich (plain)                          258

Onion Rings, regular order                                      297

French Fries, medium                                                352

Nachos                                                                              333

Elephant Ears                                                               1080

Funnel Cake                                                                     700

Frozen Banana with Chocolate Fudge

and Nuts                                                                 325

Candied Apple w/out nuts                                       413

Cotton Candy                                                                 100

Beer, 12 ounces                                                              146

Light Beer, 12 ounces                                                   99

Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger                       1170

Krispy Kreme Grilled Chicken Sandwich             607

Fried Koolaid                                                                   338

Turkey Drumstick                                                           708

Soft Pretzles                                                                       270

with butter, sugar & cinnamon                            430

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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N, is a registered dietitian ( who has been teaching healthy lifestyles strategies to consumers for over 35+ years. Check out Barbara’s new healthy lifestyles website: