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Strangest State Fair Food

Alligator on a Stick
Illinois State Fair

This favorite at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield is deep-fried and skewered, teriyaki style. (Fans say alligator tastes like pork and is similar to veal in texture.) And, if that doesn’t satisfy your gator needs, one of the fair’s most popular nonculinary attractions is Swampmaster’s Gator Show, a sort of Siegfried & Roy act.

Where: Springfield, IL
When: Fair opens mid-August.

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