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Old 10-27-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Carnival and fair foods

I am going to open a concession trailer and want to sell foods unique to fairs and carnivals ect. I am interested to know what type of foods bring back good childhood memories and are the things you are willing to line up for on a hot summers day. Any input would be greatly helpful.

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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We grew up in NYC and so a lot of the fairs were Italian festivals - loved the zeppole which is just like funnel cake without the shape. Yum.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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I will line up for cotton candy and funnel cakes.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:16 PM   #4
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I remember : Hot dogs
Funnel cakes
Popcorn
Ice cream
Ice cold lemonade
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And Kettle Korn, geez, I love that.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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Another vote for funnel cake-my favorite

The vendors that I've seen lately that have the longest lines though, are the ones for roasted corn on the cob.

Another popular one is Thai noodles and skewered chicken in peanut sauce
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:43 PM   #7
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Hot dogs (why do they taste better at a fair or a ball game?)
Caramel apples

Oh, and roasted nuts of any kind.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #9
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OK, I'll say it: corn dogs.

Get me to a carnival/fair and I will eat, and love, foods I would not ever eat at home.

Was in my twenties when I had my first corn dog and every so often (oh, two years or so) crave one.

Hear that some places now sell turkey legs. Have had them, and they are great and I would guess a lot better for you than most of the stuff they traditionally sell.

In NYC street fairs used to love the sausage and pepper sandwiches.

Gosh, I am sorry the season for fairs has passed around here, I am getting very hungry.
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corn dogs, french fries, deep fried onions, Onion burgers, cotton candy!!
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