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If the unveiling of the York Fair's butter sculpture made you a little hungry, you aren't the only one.

To celebrate its 250th birthday, fair organizers enlisted nearly 100 food vendors to serve up a collection of creative meals.

Yes, many are deep-fried.

With the invite also came a series of business owners who are hoping to take their creative food creations and share them with the public.

On Sunday, York Dispatch reporters spent the day checking out the "eats" to see what visitors would recommend. Among them are:

Chick'n Cone: Try the chicken in a waffle cone. What makes it good? It comes in a convenient cone plus your choice of savory sauce. Cones sell for around $6.

Owner Josh Lanier of Allentown got the idea a few years ago while hanging out with his business partner. After sitting on the idea for nine months, he created the logo, sent it to his friend and said, "Are we going to do this?"

Nearly four years later, the business is going to open its first store and is starting with franchising options.

"Still the best thing is being here at the fair," Lanier said. "Last year we came here, and the reception was great."

Gator Kabob/Shark Kabob from Chester's Gators & Taters: Owners Lee Corbova and Cameron Murray dare you to try it. For less than $10, you will get a grilled alligator or shark kabob.

The company is back after first coming to the York Fair four years ago.

The two friends started the business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and have been traveling the fair circuit all summer.

Memphis BBQ Sundae: For $8 try potatoes, barbecue and coleslaw topped together in a cup. The creation is presented by Sensening's Meats & Catering based in Hanover. Just look for the "Turkey Leg" signs near the Grandstand.

If you love meat also try

Roast beef sundae from Here's the Beef: Think of mashed potatoes with roast beef and gravy topped with a tomato. It's $7.

Don't worry dessert lovers, we didn't forget you.

Deep-Fried S'more: For $3, Vicky Carson, employee at the Danny & Laurie's Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake stand, wants you to try its latest deep-fried creation.

"It's already going to sell out," Carson said. "We plan on making more."

Carson said the ingredients are simple. They include chocolate, marshmallow and two graham crackers that are then deep-fried.

"Purely delicious," she said. "Must try."

Confetti Whoopie Pie: Megan McDonald, co-owner of The Broken Cookie Bakery & Coffeehouse in Hanover, came to the fair last year. For $10, you get your choice of the bakery's signature whoopie pies or cookies.

Customers are welcome to mix and match their order. Popular desserts include the peanut butter chocolate, apple pie and confetti whoopie pies.

While those are some of the things we tried, make sure to check out these favorites:

•Sticky buns from Mr. Sticky's;

•Root Beer Floats from the Root Beer Bar;

•Deep-fried gummy bear from Gourmet Gobblin;

•Pumpkin flavored funnel cakes located nearly everywhere at the fair.