We also have a traveling carnival that sets up in the middle of the street next to the park. Strange place, I know but it works.
In the park people set up booths and sell everything and anything. One booth will fry anything from potatoes to candy bars and Twinkies. (yuck!) The potatoes were tasty though.
One thing I learned as we walked around all afternoon in 100+ degree weather is that if you want to feel normal- go to the county fair!