Enjoying all the North Dakota State Fair’s Great. Big. Fun. is sure to work up an appetite, fortunately, as any season fairgoer could tell you, there is no shortage of delicious food on the midway and 2012 is no different. With 40 food vendors and over a hundred different food items there is sure to be something that appeals to every pallet.
This year we have added a few new foods into the mix. Tracy Pelzer, Commercial Exhibits Director, says that the Thrill Zone area of the fair will see at least two new food booths including Pork Chops on a Stick and Just Desserts.
Returning and new vendors are also encouraged to participate in the new “Food Frenzy” contest. “We also have a great new promotion going on,” she said, “with several food vendors all across the grounds adding food items to their menus.”
Vendors taking part in the food frenzy will be judged by a panel of local celebrities. Their foods will be rated based on the foods appearance, originality, taste and creativity. The winners will receive a giant ribbon (see below!) and of course bragging rights for the year.
The Food Frenzy Menu includes:
Wife’s Kitchen – Deep Fried Brownies
Chinese Food Express – Co-Co Chicken (Chicken dipped in chocolate on a stick)
Walleye on a Stick – Poutine (French fries or cheese curds smothered in gourmet beef gravy)
Wesley Stevens – Deep Fried Koolaid
Thomsens Rootbeer – Red Velvet Funnel Cake
M & S Concessions – Italian Stallion (Fried meatballs on a stick served with marinara)
Straight’s Concessions – Philly Corndog
A & M Concessions – Sweet Potato Puffs & Pork Sausage Smackers
With all the new and exciting things happening with the food vendors across the ground, there is sure to be some Great. Big. Fun. on the midway in 2012.