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Best State Fair Food

Sweet corn ice cream at Blue Moon Dine-in theater

Sure, the cheese curds are delightful, and there's always a healthy line for the walleye on a stick, but it's the unusual pairings and unique concepts at the Minnesota State Fair that adventurous attendees get really excited about. Enter the sweet-corn ice cream, a dish that blends a serving of veggies with your dessert. While this may sound like an odd duo, it's a satisfying alternative to the traditional fair gut busters. The cool treat manages to strike a pleasant balance between creamy and corny, with a healthy handful of corn nuts adding to the crunchy texture. If you want to go even more experimental, order it with the bacon maple syrup to emphasize the sweet-and-salty notes.

Best State Fair Food (2015) O'Gara's Pretzel Curds

Best State Fair Food (2013) Classic Walleye Roll at Giggles Campfire Grill

Best Tourist Attraction (2012) Minnesota State Fair

Best State Fair Food (2011) Cheese curds

Best State Fair Food (2009) Corn on the cob

BEST STATE FAIR FOOD (2010) Pig Lickers

BEST NON-FOOD THING ABOUT THE STATE FAIR (2010) Feeling better about your lot in life

BEST STATE FAIR FOOD (2008) Walleye on a stick

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