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A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

  • Deep fried Pop-Tarts are on display at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Deep fried Pop-Tarts are on display at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Bryan Coker hangs up signs at his J&L concession at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Bryan Coker hangs up signs at his J&L concession at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Ben Tripp, of Hudson Falls, N.Y., eats deep-fried Pop-Tarts at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Ben Tripp, of Hudson Falls, N.Y., eats deep-fried Pop-Tarts at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Mason Pitkin pulls a blooming onion from a deep fryer at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Mason Pitkin pulls a blooming onion from a deep fryer at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • A freshly-made order of Buffalo ribbon chips is displayed at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The dish consists of deep-fried potato slices, boneless chicken wings, wing sauce and blue cheese. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    A freshly-made order of Buffalo ribbon chips is displayed at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The dish consists of deep-fried potato slices, boneless chicken wings, wing sauce and blue cheese. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • A sign advertises deep-fried Kool-Aid at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    A sign advertises deep-fried Kool-Aid at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • April Apodaca adds Kool-Aid to water and flour that will be used to make deep-fried Kool-Aid at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    April Apodaca adds Kool-Aid to water and flour that will be used to make deep-fried Kool-Aid at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Deep fried Pop-Tarts are on display at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
  • Bryan Coker hangs up signs at his J&L concession at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
  • Ben Tripp, of Hudson Falls, N.Y., eats deep-fried Pop-Tarts at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
  • Mason Pitkin pulls a blooming onion from a deep fryer at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
  • A freshly-made order of Buffalo ribbon chips is displayed at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The dish consists of deep-fried potato slices, boneless chicken wings, wing sauce and blue cheese. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
  • A sign advertises deep-fried Kool-Aid at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
  • April Apodaca adds Kool-Aid to water and flour that will be used to make deep-fried Kool-Aid at the Washington County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

A Twinx. It’s a Twinkie – stuffed with a Twix candy bar – wrapped in bacon – deep-fried – and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce.

And its existence can mean only one thing: This is fair season, the time of year when over-the-top food somehow finds higher peaks to conquer.

This is the time for funnel cake-flavored beer, deep-fried jumbo gummy bears and the 18-inch Dogzilla bacon corn dog, of deep-fried butter, of volcanic rivers of melted cheese and marshmallow Fluff.

The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public.

Here are some of the other offerings seen at this year’s crop of fairs:

Twinx

“People come to fairs to eat, and they look for the weirdest,” said Jim Hasbrouck of Fried Specialties, home of the “Twinx” being served at the New York State Fair, which opened Thursday in Syracuse. “Before we even open, they’re lining up outside my booth.” Hasbrouck said the Twinx works because “it’s the cream from the Twinkie with the caramel from the Twix, and you’ve got the salty bacon.”

Pig and potato parfait

At the fairgrounds’ Tikki Turtle, the idea is to “go after something sensory, their smell or their eyesight,” said Jim Kerwin, who is serving a “pig and potato parfait” of mashed potatoes and barbecued pulled pork this year, along with deep-fried macaroni and cheese, his perennial best-seller. “We do the norm, too, the hot dogs, fries . . . but there’s always a big market that says ‘what’s new, what’s different?’ ” he said.

Fried Kool-Aid

Doughnut hole-like cakes flavored with the children’s soft drink and dusted with powdered sugar. “It tastes like strawberry,” said fairgoer Ben Tripp of Hudson Falls, during the Washington County Fair north of Albany, N.Y., last week. The fair is ideal for trying new foods, Tripp said, because there are always people to split it with, just in case. “But usually,” he said, “you end up having to order more.”

Baconade

G’s Mobile Kitchen poured fresh-squeezed lemonade over cooked bacon at the recently wrapped Erie County Fair near Buffalo.

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