"...all food tastes better when it's stick-mounted..."
(It seems the site never quite took off, despite the grand plans described therein, but it's still a great quote, don't you think?) Aaaanyway, in honor of the day, I surfed around some more for a sample of what's out there.
If you're a Do-It-Yourself'er, The Food Network has you covered, with Food on a Stick, an episode from George Duran's Ham on the Street. The online article has links to recipes to make your own food on a stick: Edible Vegetable Skewers, Carmel Apple Pie on a stick, Corn Dog Variations (including Gherkins, baby corn, shrimp, mushrooms, apple slices, pineapple chunks, and hard-boiled eggs). There's even a recipe link for Gnocchi con Polpette di Manzo - and yes, that's on a stick, too.
If you'd rather have someone else serve up the goods, visit the Iowa State Fair, which boasts more than 40 varieties of food on a stick on their website - on its own special page, even: Food On-A-Stick.
And if you just want to window-shop, then here's a video that's just what you need. It brings you on a virtual tour of the culinary delights of the Minnesota State Fair, whose vendors serve (at the time this video was shot) 59 different varieties of food on a stick, spanning the range of healthy to not so healthy. (Really. There's at least one healthy one in the bunch.) But don't just take my word for it:
One last note: the Minnesota State Fair is held annually over Labor Day weekend, so if you think you'd like try any of these culinary delights for yourself, you might wanna mark your calendars...and don't forget to pack your stretchy pants.