Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Top 10 Eats at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair

[Photographs: Grav Weldon, Beth James, and Kat Robinson]

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

4400 Midland Blvd., Ft. Smith AR 72904 (map)
800-364-1080; kayrodgerspark.org
Admission: Adults, $6 adults; children 3-11, $3; under 3, free

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.

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