This is an article I posted on the site Everybody Hates Fundraising this past fall.  There are some great photos of food that are really, really bad for you.  But, that’s why we love them, right?  (If you want to find out what exactly is in each item, click through to

If you are holding a school carnival this year, and you’d like to jazz up the menu items from plain old hot dogs and cotton candy, get your best volunteer bakers and chefs thinking about re-creating some of these items below.

Would you like to learn more about school carnivals?  Check out Jim Berigan’s “School Carnival Money Making Guide!  It’s 186 pages of advice, suggestions, and ideas that will help your school make the money it needs!

You can charge a premium for these delectable creations, and you know you’ll sell a lot of them.  I actually suggest that you advertise that you’ll be selling such socially unacceptable treats ahead of time.  The very fact that a person could try a slice of corn dog pizza or a deep fried Klondike bar could make all the difference in your attendance!

Here’s the original post:

These are some crazy new ideas for food items you can sell at your school carnival.  Click here for the original article on, which contains full descriptions of the artery-clogging items below.  Enjoy!

10. Hash Brown Hot Dog  – San Diego County Fair

hash brown dog

9. Deep-Fried Cheddar-Bacon Mashed Potatoes…On a Stick  – Minnesota State Fair


8. Garbage Burger – Indiana State Fair

garbage burger

7.  Deep-Fried Frito Pie – Texas State Fair

frito pie

6. Deep Fried Klondike Bar – San Diego State Fair

deep fried klondike bar

5.  Chocolate Tornado Potato – Minnesota State Fair


4. Deep-Fried Cheesesteak on a Stick – Wisconsin State Fair

cheese steak

3. Sweet Potato Dog – San Diego County Fair

sweet potato dog

2. Corn Dog Pizza – Minnesota State Fair

corn dog pizza

1. Fried Beer – Texas State Fair