The Strange Allure of State Fair Food


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How long has it been since fairs felt a little dangerous? Since carnies lounged beside the greased sprockets of rickety rides, speaking their secret language so the rest of us--the "marks"--would not understand? Midways trafficked not only in plush toys but also in dark impulses that seemed even darker against the glare of bright lights. State fairs always seemed a little safer than the county kind, and way more than those carnivals that just showed up on the edge of town.

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