A cronut burger — a hamburger with a croissant-donut mix for a bun, topped with a maple bacon-jam — is one of many Frankenstein-like selections on the menu at this year's Canadian National Exhibition.

The annual festival often makes headlines for its outrageous food offerings, which have in the past included deep-fried buttera cheeseburger with a donut bun surrounding it and BLT sandwiches that also had Nutella spread and back-bacon.

Outside of these offerings, the CNE will have dozens of on-site vendors offering more traditional foods and snacks.

The CNE runs from August 16 to September 2. It typically draws more than 1 million visitors each year.