The masses have descended on Fort Smith, Arkansas, for the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair where over a ten-day period thousands will turn out to enjoy the rides, play games on the midway, watch concerts and livestock shows, and eat a lot of high-calorie, artery-clogging food.
We traveled to the two-state fair to find out what's new this year in fair food and what's back again. We found a lot of what we expected, a couple of new twists, and one new fair food that's almost completely calorie free.
The nine-day fair ends October 1st.
Kay Rodgers Park
About the author: Kat Robinson is a writer and storyteller out of Little Rock, AR who writes the Arkansas Times' Eat Arkansas blog and who explores Arkansas and the American South looking for great stories, interesting people and the next great meal—especially if it involves pie.