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Poll: Pastries rule Manatee County Fair foods

Elephant ears and funnel cakes are far and away the favorite foods at the county fair, according to a poll. Here are the complete results of the poll:

Elephant ears and funnel cakes: 36 percent

Barbecue at the Cattlemen and Cattlewomen’s booth: 14 percent

Corn dogs, made with the Kiwanis hand-dipped secret recipe: 12 percent

Strawberry shortcake by Hope International Ministries: 8 percent

Blooming onions or fried veggies at Mark’s Veggies: 7 percent

Cotton candy: 4 percent

Sausage: 4 percent

Candy apples: 3 percent

Swamp cabbage or cow chips by Susy Q’s: 3 percent

Kabobs: 1 percent

One of the participants, Tracy Powers of Bradenton, won four tickets to the fair in a drawing.

-- Herald staff report