July 19, 2011
Free corn dogs, swag for kids at California State Fair

As if today's offer of free admission for children to the California State Fair wasn't deal enough, Foster Farms is giving away free corn dogs to the first 1,500 kids.

Foster Farms, an official State Fair sponsor, will be offering the free corn dogs to children 12 years old and younger today and July 26. The family-owned company also will be giving away coupons, stickers and other promotional items, a Foster Farms news release states.

Also today and on July 26, children will have a chance to win a Golden Ticket, which is good for a one-year supply of Foster Farms Corn Dogs. One child per Kids Day will win the prize, the release states.

For more information about the State Fair, click here.

Need some conversation starters to distract your children while waiting on line at the fair? Try out these fun facts: The first corn dog wasn't served on a stick (shocking right?). Apparently, corn dogs appeared in the U.S. as early as the 1920s and gained popularity in the 1940s. A vendor at the Minnesota State Fair claims to have been the first to serve a corn dog on a stick in 1946, the same year the first Hot Dog on a Stick location was opened in Santa Monica. No word on whether the Hot Dog on a Stick staffers wore those kooky uniforms back then.

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