State and county fairs are known for some crazy and delightful concoctions of food that tantalize the taste buds of hardy fairgoing crowds — many deep fried and on a stick.
For the 170th Great Allentown Fair coming up on Wednesday and running through Labor Day, Allentown Fair President Daryl G. Urmy has challenged concessionaires to come up with a new treat at their stands.
Concessionaires are counting on fairgoers to belly up to their counters and try something new — at least new for their menu of goodies offered at the fair.
For his part, Urmy is going to award a prize for the best new item as chosen by fairgoers that have tasted a new item and give it their stamp of approval.
Location-map ballots are available inside the Fair’s main exhibition building Agri~Plex and at both InFAIRmation booths, as well as at participating food stands. Fairgoers may pick one up to guide them to the new foods and then cast their ballots for the best. Completed ballots can be dropped at each admission gate. The stands participating will be denoted by a red diamond shaped sign asking for fairgoers to vote.
So ready or not, here comes the food!
New Food at the Fair
Guava Jelly BBQ Chicken
3 L Catering
Guava jelly BBQ chicken is a savory and sweet combination of island flavors. The sauce is made with fresh guava and guava jam with a melody of herbs and lemon juice.
Raspberry & Peach Dumpling
Bissinger Catering & Concessions
A fresh peach dumpling with raspberries.
Banana Ball Blitz
Cals Concessions (Taste Our Balls)
Deep-fried banana balls served with a topping choice (chocolate syrup, peanut butter sauce, caramel, or strawberry) with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
Jamaican Jerk Pork served on CoCo Bread
Caribbean Island Cuisine
Pork marinated in their own special blend of island spices and liquids creating an authentic jerk marinade. Baked to perfection and served on a soft fresh made CoCo Bread.
Strawberry Funnel Cake Taco
Danny’s Fine Foods
A dessert taco filled with pieces of funnel cake topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries
Smores Funnel Cake on a Stick
Fired Up Concession
Funnel cake on a stick, dipped in marshmallow fluff, rolled in graham cracker and drizzled with chocolate
Birthday Cake Kettle Corn
Hoff’s Kettle Corn
Birthday cake flavored kettle corn with sprinkles.
Redneck Mac Bowl
Infused cavatalli noodles, six-cheeses, pulled pork and bacon, topped with extra cheese, barbecue sauce, bacon and biscuit crumbles.
Humpty’s Food Group
Deep fried dumplings are a riff on a classic Philly cheesesteak. The dumplings are filled with chip steak, American cheese and ample seasonings then baked in dough and fried to crispy golden perfection. Try them dipped in ranch ketchup or their secret recipe Hof sauce, or let their cheesy goodness stand out by itself.
Puerto Rican Culture Preservation
Pastelillo made out of skirt steak and mashed fried plantains.
Guilty Pleasure Burger
RK Mobile Foods
A 5oz burger with hash brown patties as a bun, bacon, over easy egg and cheese.
Brussel sprouts fried to perfection.