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More than 40 new foods added for the 2019 Ohio State Fair
Apple Fries – Marshal’s Pastry Mill – West of Kasich Hall entrance
Bring some fall vibes to the Fair with apple fries, reminiscent of the autumn days spent at orchards.
Authentic Mexican Food
Northeast of Taste of Ohio Café
Break up some Fair traditions by indulging
in some authentic Mexican cuisine including
tacos, burritos, quesadillas and tortas.
BBQ Chicken Nachos – Dre’s Place BBQ – West side of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
A step up from chips and cheese, these nachos include BBQ chicken to bring a smoky, savory flavor.
Near Taste of Ohio Café and ShowPlace Pavilion
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so
this is sure to be a hit with early fair visitors. Try any of your
breakfast favorites stuffed inside a tortilla for a delicious and
Dre’s Place BBQ
West side of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building near east edge of Meijer Kiddieland
Crispy tortilla chips go from a snack to a meal when they are smothered in cheese, loaded with beef brisket and sprinkled with jalapenos.
Buckeye Funnel Cake – KG Concessions – Near Taste of Ohio Café and ShowPlace Pavilion
For years, deep-fried buckeyes have been an Ohio State Fair favorite, but this year, the sweet treat will have a funnel cake to compete with. The delectable mixture of chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar on top of a traditional funnel cake is the ultimate treat for buckeye fans – especially when it’s shaped in the state of Ohio.
Caribbean Noodles and Jambalaya Rice– Guiseppe’s Concessions – West side of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
These Caribbean noodles and Jambalaya rice dishes with chicken or vegetables are cooked in large woks in front of the fairgoer for a unique Fair experience. Wash it down with a bubble lemonade.
Chicken Philly Sandwich – Provenzale – WNCI Food Highway on east side in front of WCOL Celeste Center
Try this twist on a Philadelphia classic with chicken instead of beef.
Chicken Salad Croissants – KG Concessions – northwest corner of WCOL Celeste Center
A deli classic is brought to the Ohio State Fair. The buttery croissant stuffed with tasty chicken salad creates an enticing and refreshing meal.
Chocolate Deviled Eggs – Ohio Poultry Association – Taste of Ohio Café
A lightly smoked hard-boiled egg is filled with a rich chocolate mousse to offer a sweet twist to a traditional snack.
Churros – Neffy’s – Bricker MarketPlace Building
This traditional Mexican dessert is crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, and coated with sweet cinnamon sugar.
Cold Brew Coffee – Sweet Shop, Bricker MarketPlace
Get your caffeine fix with unique cold brew coffee.
Corny-Kabob – AWB Concessions – west of Shoppes at North Commercial
Made from alternating layers of hot dog and cheese, this kabob is arranged on a stick, then hand-dipped in fresh batter to create a gooey deep-fried twist on the traditional Fair favorite, the corn dog.
Deep Fried Charleston Chews – Bulk Candy Store – near 17th Avenue across from Brown Sheep Building
This classic candy with chewy, flavored nougat covered in chocolate is deep fried to add a different dimension to the flavor and take you back to your childhood.
Deep-Fried Corn on the Cob – Glo Concessions #2 (WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage, Block 4) and Marshal Pastry Mill (west of Kasich Hall entrance)
The marriage of corn on the cob and cornmeal batter tastes like a match made in heaven. The ear of corn is dipped in batter and submerged in hot oil to create a one-of-a-kind Fair treat.
Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Balls – The Tot Spot (Fun Time Foods) – north of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
These gooey, cheesy snacks are perfect for an afternoon at the Fair.
Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese on a Stick – First National Bank of Hot Dogs – east side of Giant Slide
This is a comfort food turned Fair food that both kids and adults will love. These cheesy macaroni balls are deep-fried and placed on a stick to make for easy, effortless eating.
Deep-Fried Mini Gummy Burgers – Bulk Candy Store – near 17th Avenue across from Brown Sheep Building
This deep-fried mini hamburger isn’t what you’d expect; the itsy-bitsy gummy burger is battered, deep-fried and served with Fruity Pebbles cereal on top. Reviewers say it tastes like a jelly-filled donut!
Deep Fried Tofu – KG Concessions – East of ShowPlace Pavilion
This traditional tofu is cut into cubes, deep-fried and served with salsa to become a golden and crispy delicacy.
Edible Cookie Dough – Wonderland Cookie Dough – North end of Meijer Kiddieland near Central Park
Channel your inner kid and indulge in M&M, chocolate chip, birthday cake and cookies & cream edible cookie dough.
Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Corn Dog – Tracey Company – at the corner of 17th Avenue
The typical corn dog gets a spicy makeover when Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are added to the batter. Dip this spicy snack into hot sauce and nacho cheese to ignite your taste buds, or try the alternate hot dog topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and nacho cheese.
Fried Jalapeño Rings – KG Concessions – Near Taste of Ohio Café and ShowPlace Pavilion
Spicy jalapeño rings are coated in batter and deep-fried to a crispy perfection. The union of crunch and heat creates the perfect combination for spicy food lovers.
Frozen Buckeye Cheesecake – Maggie’s Sundae in a Cone – WNCI Food Highway, southeast corner of Bricker MarketPlace
This creamy, signature cheesecake is dipped in chocolate and coated with peanut butter and nuts, representing another take on Ohio’s signature dessert.
Frozen White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake – Maggie’s Sundae in a Cone – WNCI Food Highway, southeast corner of Bricker MarketPlace
This frozen treat is dipped in white chocolate and covered with Oreos, perfect for an evening treat.
Grasshopper Funnel Cake – Gobblin’ Gourmet – West side of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
This minty, chocolaty treat will refresh your taste buds with a chocolate funnel cake, mint sauce and whipped cream on top.
Hash Bomb – The Tot Spot – North of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
Ditch the bread and try a new kind of sandwich. Perfect anytime of the day, crispy bacon and melted cheese are sandwiched between two crunchy hash browns.
Nitro Coffee – Eaton Cookies – West side of Nationwide Donahey Land and Living Building
Get your mid-day caffeine buzz with this handcrafted cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen and served fresh from the tap. Coffee enthusiasts will love the naturally sweet flavor and smooth consistency served ice cold, perfect for a summer day.
Philly Style Soft Pretzels – Big G’s – West side of Nationwide Donahey Land and Living Building
This twist on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich features a pretzel as the base for the Philly-inspired toppings.
Philly Tots – Donut Burger – WNCI Food Highway, southeast corner of Bricker MarketPlace Building
Try this new twist on a Philly cheesesteak – with crispy tater tots instead. The tots are smothered with Philly steak, onions and green peppers and topped with melted cheese.
Pigs and a Blanket on a Stick – First National Bank of Hot Dogs – east side of Giant Slide
Hot dogs and cheese are wrapped in golden flaky dough, cooked to perfection and served on a stick.
Pork Butt Tots – Donut Burger – WNCI Food Highway, southeast corner of Bricker MarketPlace Building
Experiment with these smoky “tachoes” topped with pulled pork, green onions, red onions and melted cheese.
Pressed Sandwiches – “Hot Off the Press” Pressed Sandwiches – north of Nationwide Donahey Land and Living Building
Try this new stand that offers tasty pressed sandwiches, including The Big Piggy (grilled ham, bacon, pulled pork and cheddar cheese sauce), the Cuban (pulled pork, pickles, swiss cheese and sauce) and many more!
Puckering Pickle Popsicles – KG Concessions – North of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
This summertime treat is throwing everything you know about traditional popsicles out the window. Made from frozen pickle juice, these sour popsicles are sure to satisfy all your pickle cravings.
Pulled Pork and Chicken Sundaes – Famous Gabby’s – west side of Taft Coliseum
This variation on a sweet treat is built on a bed of french fries and baked beans and topped with your choice of pulled pork or chicken and coleslaw. Every day is “Sundae” at Famous Gabby’s!
Sake Beef Jerky – iJerky Guy – Bricker MarketPlace Building, Bay 301
This Japanese-inspired Sake beef jerky has an Asian flair that brings different flavors to the Fair.
S’mOREO Funnel Cake – Made from Scratch Funnel Cakes – North of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
This year at the Fair, cookies and cream dominates the funnel cake game. Try a S’mOreo funnel cake topped with powdered sugar, hot fudge, marshmallow cream and OREO crumbles.
Skyline Tots – The Tot Spot – North of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
Fresh tater tots topped with Cincinnati’s famous original Skyline Chili and sprinkled with shredded cheese. Coney lovers won’t want to miss this.
Specialty Grilled Cheese – The Giddy Piggy – west side of Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building
Specialty grilled cheese is the star at this new stand, which offers flavors like taco, spaghetti, buffalo ranch chicken and jalapeno popper grilled cheeses. Try these melty sandwiches with a side of savory chili or finish your meal with a sweet s’mores pie griller.
Maple Sriracha Bacon Donuts – Inky Dinky Donuts – east side of WNCI Food Highway on the corner of 17th Avenue, across from the Sheep Barn
A new glaze for the classic Inky Dinky donuts is made up of maple, sriracha and bacon.
Strawberry Lemonade, Cucumber Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade – First National Bank of Hot Dogs – east of the Giant Slide
Whether you choose fruity strawberry, tart raspberry or refreshing cucumber, this variation on traditional lemonade is sure to quench your thirst.
Strawberry Tea, Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry Lemonade – Big G’s – west side of Nationwide Donahey Land and Living Building
Cool down with these refreshing, fruity drinks.
Taco Salad – Bailey’s Concessions – west side of Kasich Hall
Try this classic dish at the Fair.
Whiskey BBQ Jerky – iJerky Guy – Bricker MarketPlace Building, Bay 301
The iJerky Guy returns to the Fair this year with smoky Whiskey BBQ jerky that takes Fairgoers back to their favorite summer cookout.