The fair runs  through Oct. 6.

Thursday's hours

Ticket office: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Building hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Midway hours: Noon-11 p.m. 

Break out the stretchy-waist pants and stockpile the Tums — the Tulsa State Fair is coming to town with a slew of new menu items for the hungry fairgoer.

While there will certainly be purveyors of the standard midway fare such as corn dogs, cotton candy, kettle corn and smoked turkey legs, each year the Tulsa State Fair features vendors who take fair food in some new and often startling directions.

Some of the items that showed up on the menu last year are returning, such as the doughnut grilled cheese sandwich, the bubble waffle wrap, the deep-fried olives on a stick and the sea salt caramel peanut butter bacon pecan pie — one of those rare foodstuffs that takes as long to order as it does to eat.

But there is a host of new treats to discover this year. Take The Dilly Dog for example. That's a hot dog inside a cored crunchy dill pickle dipped in corn dog batter and fried golden brown. Sound good?

Or maybe Dotchos are more your speed. Wafers are topped with Dippin' Dots ice cream and flavored toppings that look like nachos.

The fair runs Sept. 26-Oct. 6.