We’ll be dreaming of those 11 delicious days in Raleigh until we’re back at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. For now, we’re fondly revisiting the best eats — and the friendliest faces — that only come around once a year.
3 Fair Foods You Can Make at Home
We’re so excited about the State Fair this month that we whipped up a few festive treats of our own — recipes that can be enjoyed at home, year-round.
Legendary & Landmark Pies of North Carolina: Applejacks
An applejack only requires one hand to eat. With ice cream, you’ll need both.
This wonky-shaped fair favorite is easier to make than you think, and a fun dessert to indulge in this fall.
Watch: How to Make Caramel Apples with Salted Peanuts
These sweet and salty caramel apples are festive and delicious.
Corn Dog Muffins
These mini-muffins are perfectly portable, making them a great snack for a lunch box, a picnic, a road trip, or a potluck. It's just a bonus that they're adorable, making our favorite fair food a little more refined.
Grilled Corn with Chili-Cumin Butter
Reminiscent of the classic Mexican street food, this grilled corn recipe couldn't be easier — or tastier.