State Fair Substitutes at Casey's

state fair rides

August 13, 2020

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If you're from the Midwest, there's some regional staples you know you can always count on – like running across a Casey's basically on any route, unpredictable storms that will pop up out of nowhere, and state fairs with food worth waiting for all year long. Unfortunately, this year looks a little different. Just like you, we're bummed the state fairs we love are cancelled, but we know that just means next year the deliciousness will taste even more heavenly. But – if you're looking to satisfy some of your state fair cravings this summer, we have a few things at Casey's we think might just do the trick!

tenderloin sandwich

Blue-Ribbon Bites

Pork Tenderloins

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​​Craving a state fair tenderloin? We've got you covered! Try our Breaded Pork Sandwich: a delicious pork fritter served on a warm bun – perfect for when you've got a big appetite.

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Grinder Sandwiches

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Instead of a classic grinder, try our oven-baked Sausage Sandwich featuring our signature sausage (your choice of hot or mild), marinara sauce, and gooey, melty mozzarella cheese on a golden brown hoagie.

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Cheeseburgers

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You better believe they take their beef seriously at the state fair – and that's why even a simple burger can taste 10x better there. Our 1/4 Cheeseburger tastes just as delicious because it's made with a 100% beef patty and is topped with classic American cheese.

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Turkey Legs

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While it's hard to beat the mouthwatering yumminess of a big turkey leg – if you're yearning for some turkey, our savory Turkey Club Sub makes for a tasty and lighter alternative. Our sliced turkey breast with crispy, smokey bacon pairs nicely with your favorites cheeses and hand-cut veggies – and it won't send you into a food coma afterwards.

mini chocolate chip cookies

Sweet-Tooth Treats

​​Bucket of Cookies

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What's better than fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies? Answer: absolutely nothing. While our Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies won't come in a giant bucket – they are just as delicious to eat while on the go.

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​​Mini Donuts

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Donuts are a family-favorite and we guarantee if you brought home a dozen of our cinnamon-sugar cake donuts – you'd be your family's favorite person all day. The perfect combination of sugar, cinnamon and dough is hard to get enough of and will help everyone get by until you can visit the donut stand next year.

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​​Fair Squares

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A Fair Square (also known as a giant crispy rice cereal treat on a stick) may be bigger than your head – but we think our Peanut Butter Crispy Bites are pretty tasty too – and can be enjoyed all at once or over the course of a couple days. The creamy peanut butter blended with crispy rice cereal and topped with decadent chocolate icing will make them hard to resist for too long.

beer glasses

Thirst-Quenching Drinks

​​Beer

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One of the best things about the fair is being able to mingle with friends under the beer tent while enjoying a refreshing cold one. Recreate the same feeling by getting your favorite domestic and craft beers from Casey's and having some of your friends over for a safe social-distancing backyard hangout – or pop a cold one and video chat to catch up.

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Lemonade

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No matter how old you are, a big lemonade on a hot summer day is always nice. While lemonades at the state fair are usually always squeezed fresh – a big lemonade from our fountain drink machine loaded with lots of ice can be just as cool and refreshing when the craving hits.

Twix and Snickers

Skyglider Snacks

Cheese Curds

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Cheese curds are a staple at any Midwestern fair – but a little hard to make yourself at home. When you're dreaming of that cheesy goodness, a good substitute is our Potato Cheese Bites: finely chopped potato with cheese breaded in a crispy golden brown coating. While different, they are just as yummy to munch on.

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Big Pickles

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Big pickles (sometimes on a stick) are juicy, tangy, and the ultimate summer treat. Oh Snap! Pickle Chips are less messy but hit the spot just like a great big pickle does.

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Fried Candy Bars

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​​Pick up candy bars or other sweet treats to deep-fry yourself: Snickers, Twix, Oreos and more are all so, so delicious when coated and deep-fried in batter. If you're willing to take on the task of frying them yourself, Casey's has your back with all the candy and dessert staples you'll need.

Goodies for Pickup or Delivery

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​​While this year may be different, we're going to make the best of it. Try ordering all these fair favorites online so they're ready when you get to the store. Or try our new Curbside Pickup.

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