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 even the milling crowds of people. But we all know there’s another reason most of us get excited when fair time rolls around each year, the food! Fair foods are an art form all on their own and some have even mastered what would seem like a culinary impossibility, such as deep fried maple bacon cookie dough, or the multitudes of anything and everything culinary served on a stick. Ever try shepherds’s pie on a stick? It can prove to be challenging and addictive to say the least. And for those of you that try to still eat relatively healthy while at the fair, you can have salad on a stick. The food police are always on their soap box, but even more so during fair time. But like those annoying little gnats that seem to want to swarm around me as I go for my morning walk I’ll just dismiss them with a wave of my hand as I head over to the funnel cake stand. I hear they have a maple bacon funnel cake this year. Out of my way buzzkills.