There hasn't been a lot of guidance on whether or not the state and county fairs will be happening this year but I know my fingers are crossed. Last year, most if not all, fairs were canceled or drive-thru only. If you've been jonesing for that delicious, greasy, and deep-fried New York State Fair Food, you can indulge this weekend.
What's your favorite fair food? I'm more of a deep-fried anything kind of girl. I enjoy scarfing down some deep-fried Oreos, cheese, and pretty much anything you can drop in hot oil. I love the fried dough, or as my paeans call it, pizza fritte. I am also known to eat an entire funnel cake. If you are like me, then you will love the New York State Fair Food Fest.
For the second year in a row, it's the New York State Fair Food Fest. It's happening at the NY State Fairgrounds today (Friday, April 16th) and tomorrow (Saturday, April 17th) from 11 am until 8 pm, according to News 10 ABC. The entire lot inside Gate 6 will be filled with vendors dishing out your favorite fair foods.
There are certain protocols that will need to be followed like social distancing and mask-wearing. But last year this event was drive-through only. This year you will be able to walk up to your favorite fair food vendor and order your treats. There are a ton to choose from. Some of them include pizza fritte, gyros, Italian sausage, Philly cheesesteak, deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried Twinkies, funnel cakes, corn dogs, Fried Cheese on a Stick, cotton candy, freshly squeezed lemonade, caramel apples, and a fair fan favorite, Ashley Lynn Wine Slushies.
The NY State Fair Food Fest is located in the Fair's Midway Parking Lot right off of State Fair Boulevard. There are plenty of signs to get you there.