Hot, battered fun, fried up and served on a stick. There's no better place than a state fair to enjoy a corn dog and the dog days of summer. But don't limit yourself to just traditional fair fare: With vendors pushing the limits of what can be deep-fried—from Coke to ribs—sizzling new frontiers await. After you've eaten your fill, enjoy more old-fashioned fair fun by cheering at the pig races, admiring prize Holsteins, or riding the Tilt-A-Whirl. Join the festivities at these blue-ribbon-worthy state fairs.