Wisconsin State Fair: Bizarre New Foods You Can’t Resist

Just when we thought everything that could be deep fried, put on a stick or wrapped in bacon had been done, the creative minds at the Wisconsin State Fair proved us wrong. Here are just a few of this year's bizarre new foods that we couldn’t keep to ourselves.

Gator Breakfast Burrito

Try a taste of the south with Exotic Meat Grill’s Gator Breakfast Burrito. Start your day off right with a warm tortilla, wrapped around a mix of scrambled eggs, tater tots, chunks of Cajun-spiced alligator sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. Top it all off with your choice of sour cream or salsa!

Take a walk on the wild side and delight in some specially-made ‘gator meat!

Budweiser Pavilion Triple Threat

If you’re looking for the ultimate State Fair foods experience, look no further. Presented at the Budweiser Pavilion Grill, this tower of sliders represents three Wisconsin State Fair staples served on a stick, stacked and skewered: one Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger Brat Slider, one Budweiser BBQ Pulled Pork Slider, and one smoked Jalapeno, Bacon and Cheddar Brat Slider.

If you’re a fan of triple the flavors (smoky, sweet and spicy), this Triple Threat is for you.

Cricket Nachos

Think you’ve tried every crazy concoction of nachos ever created? Think again. Crunch your way through this protein-packed, cricket-topped snack from All Things Jerky, while also helping the environment. Crickets are a sustainable protein that requires less water to grow, which makes insect eating an eco-friendly alternative.

Still not sold? These insects are gluten-free! It’s time to face your fears and proclaim yourself a ‘bug eater.’

Three Little Pigs Bacon Ravioli

Brew City has officially upgraded those ravioli meals you ate as a kid. Forget the noodles and try this handmade bacon ravioli stuffed with three different styles of pork. Yes, this is meat-on-meat-on-meat-on-meat. Six slices of handwoven bacon are stuffed with homemade bourbon bacon jam, house-smoked pulled pork shoulder and pancetta. Add in some cream cheese, Wisconsin-smoked Gouda, scallions, onions and brown sugar and voila, you have yourself this new and improved ravioli dish.

And in case you thought there wasn’t enough pork, this treat is served with homemade cherry bourbon bacon BBQ jam.

Fat Elvis Shake Shake Shake

A deep-fried, mini Elvis. That’s something you can look forward to when trying this new shake from Slim’s Lakefront Brew Pub & Eatery. Enjoy this peanut butter cup and banana ice cream treat, made with fried bacon bits blended into a milkshake topped with whipped cream, even more bacon bits, chocolate sauce and, of course, a mini deep-fried Elvis served in a peanut butter and chopped peanut-rimmed cup.

Next thing you know, you’ll be singing to your milkshake, “I can’t help falling in love with you…”

The Wisconsin State Fair is in early August at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Check the website for dates and times, and browse more of this year's highlights!

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