State fairs, county fairs, and fairs of all shapes and sizes are once again in full swing. When asked, most people will tick off a list of reasons why they enjoy going to the fair; the exhibits, the shows, the rides, or the crowds of people. But we all know the number one reason most of us get excited when fair time rolls around each year, the food! Fair foods are an art form all their own and some have even mastered what would seem like a culinary impossibility, such as deep fried ice cream, candy bars, or Twinkies, and add to that nearly anything and everything served on a stick. Ever tried spaghetti and meatballs on a stick? It can prove to be challenging and addictive to say the least. And for those of you that remain health conscious while at the fair, they even have salad on a stick. The food police are always on their soap box, but even more so during fair time. But come on folks, the majority of us spend fifty-one weeks of the year watching what we eat and counting calories; for just this very short time let us eat with abandon and zeal. Trust me, we'll all be back to being on our best "eating behavior" soon enough; that is until next year.