The fair is in town again and if you’ve ever been to the State Fair of Louisiana, you know the thriller rides and eye-popping attractions aren’t the only factors that make it such a Shreveport-Bossier fall tradition.It’s the food.
Of course there’s always the traditional fare – the good ol’ trusty corn dog, the mighty smoked turkey leg, the cloud-like cotton candy, the crispy and sweet funnel cake and the list goes on … Then, there’s the quirky and unusual, which is in no short supply this year like the Rocky Mountain oysters and deep-fried butter.
“Every year we bring new foods and try to mix things up with the attractions and rides to keep the fair fresh for everybody and I think it’s something that some people look forward to all year long,” State Fair of Louisiana General Manager Chris Giordano said.
Here’s a few of those unique treats worth checking out while you’re there:
Bacon-Covered Caramel AppleIt’s the sweet and creamy goodness of a caramel apple topped with flecks of bacon.
Yeah, it’s just what it sounds like – a batter-dipped slice of watermelon.
It’s baaack. The hearty goodness of a ground beef patty sandwiched between the sweet, deep-fried pastry.
The State Fair of Louisiana is here through Nov. 11. (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Tickets are $10-$75. Visit the website for details on hours, admission and more.