Why is it that if we put food on a stick we'll eat just about anything? Think about it corn dogs, pickles even twinkies.

Here's a a list of the most unusual foods you'll find on a stick at state fairs not only in Illinois but around the U.S.

I came across this list of State Fair Foods on a Stick on the food network site, that also included recipes to make your own if you feel so inclined to.

These foods were found at the following state fairs last year and most likely will be found there again along with new items as well.

Here's a list of the most unusual foods on a stick:

Salad on a Stick - Yep, that's exactly what it is a fresh and healthy alternative to the typical greasy, fried fair foods that the Iowa State Fair offers. Just imagine taking your salad and skewer it on a kabob stick.

Walleye on a Stick - Think of it as a large fish stick battered, fried and easy to dip into tartar sauce with that handy stick. The Minnesota State Fair offers this as it's the state's famous fish. Plus, their fair offers several other different food items stick from Spaghetti and Meatballs. Yes, it's deep fried spaghetti and meatballs on a stick, to a Reuben Dog. think Reuben sandwich rolled up into a hotdog shape and deep fried in batter.

Pizza on a Stick - Although Pizza is typically and easy food to eat with your hands, our friends at our Illinois State Fair found a way to kick it up a notch by "bundling sauce, toppings and cheese into a handy little pouch" and stuffing it on a stick. Illinois' fair is also known for coming up with breakfast on a stick as well. So you can basically eat you three squares at this fair in Springfield this coming August.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick - This sweet treasure can be found at the Texas State Fair. This fair is "known for its fried innovations... and concessionaires compete each year to come up with the best new concoctions." The big hit last year, which you know will return this year, winning the Big Tex Choice Awards was the chocolate-covered strawberry waffle ball.

Deep Fried Snickers on a Stick - This hails from the New Jersey State Fair. Home to the Mars candy company. Although, this state fair is known to have aisles and aisles of fried food goodies, the most popular by far is their Deep Fried Snickers Bar on a Stick.
You know I'd be fine trying all of those things, how about you?
By the way, would you like to make these at home?
Here's the recipe links on how to do it yourself:

Salad on a Stick

Walleye on a Stick

Pizza on a Stick

Chocolate covered Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick

Well I can't promise you that all of those interesting foods on a stick will be at the upcoming Rockford Town Fair presented by Swedish American, but I can promise it will be filled with fun, tasty food, live music, games, entertainment and of course those fabulous rides!

It all begins this July 6th and runs through July 10th at the Rockford Speedway. Get your free admission passes at any Rockford area Wendy's and purchase your Unlimited Ride wristbands here!

Oh and by the way, the live music is gonna be good. Do you like Eddie Money, Candlebox or Sammy Kershaw? Well they are the featured headliners for the Rockford Town Fair. To purchase advance concert tickets for just $15, click here now!

To learn more about the first ever Rockford Town Fair, click the button below!

Just one more cool summertime fun thing to do here in the stateline area.

Can't wait to see you at the fair!