Here’s the scoop on calorie counting at the fair

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County and state fairs offer a seemingly unlimited menu for food, much of which is deep-fried. It’s tempting to overindulge at these once-a-year festivals, but keep in mind how many calories you’re putting away in a single trip to the fair.

Here are 20 common fair food finds and their average calorie counts, from lowest to highest:

  1. Frozen chocolate-covered banana — 240 calorieslemon shakes
  2. Elephant ear — 2.9 ounces equals 250 calories
  3. Cotton candy — 2.25 ounces for 250 calories
  4. Lemon shake — 254 calories per serving
  5. Sno-cone — 270 calories including 3 ounces of flavored syrup
  6. Candy apple — 330 calories for a 7-ounce apple
  7. Soft pretzel — 340 calories
  8. Corn dog — A 6-ounce corn dog weighs in at 375 calories corn dogs
  9. Deep-fried Twinkie — 425 calories
  10. Foot-long hotdog — 470 calories
  11. Cheesecake on a stick — 654 calories for a 6-ounce serving
  12. Pizza — 670 calories for a 7” pizza
  13. Philly cheesesteak sandwich — 679 calories
  14. Chili fries — 10 ounces equals 699 calories
  15. Deep-fried vegetables — a small basket has 760 caloriessoft pretzel
  16. Funnel cake — 760 calories including the powdered sugar
  17. Fried pecan pie — 800 calories in just one serving
  18. Nachos with cheese — 850 calories
  19. Deep-fried Oreos — an order of 6 racks up 1560 calories (that’s 260 calories each)
  20. Barbeque smoked turkey legs (with skin) — 1135 calories for 1 pound, 3 ounces

Sources: Calorie King, My Fitness Pal, Food Network Blog

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Katie Woods grew up in Columbiana, Ohio. Katie likes reading, writing, enjoying the outdoors and DIY projects.

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