Uncovering Oklahoma visits the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair to sample some of the new and award-winning fair foods as well as hear from food vendors talk about their specials this year. The 2018 Oklahoma State Fair starts September 13th and goes through the 23rd.
On September 12, 11 concessionaires submitted their top Fair Foods to be judged in the annual Great TASTE of a Fair, a professional food vendor competition. Each food vendor contracted to participate in the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair is eligible to enter food items to be scored by a panel of judges. These judges are a variety of news anchors, radio DJs, journalists, food bloggers, a hometown hero, and a wildcard judge. The entries are separated into three categories: Sweetest of the Sweet, Slice of Savory and New to the Scene.
And the winners are…
Sweetest of the Sweet
First Place: Cutie Pies Concessions’s Watermelon Pie
Second Place: Coco Flow Chocolate Shoppe’s German Chocolate Brownie
Third Place: The Urb Express’s S’more Eggroll
Slice of Savory
First Place: The Urb Express’s Honey Pepper Bacon Dog
Second Place: MacTastic’s BBQ Mac N Cheese
Third Place: Rodney & Lisa Pizza’s BBQ Chicken Bacon Calzone
New to the Scene
First Place: Layne Concessions’s Mac N Cheese Burger
Second Place: Harvell’s Ragin’ Cajun’s Bacon Chicken Sandwich
Third Place: A Latte Love Coffee House’s Pina Colada Lemonade
The first place winners of each item competed in the FAIRest of Them All title and an invitation to present the winning food item at the Oklahoma State Fair Chairman’s Party. This year’s Fairest of Them All judges were Darcy Schein and Leslie Coale-Mossman, owners of Pie Junkie, and Malory Craft, creator of the podcast OKC Overeasy.
The FAIRest of Them All winner is: Cutie Pies Concessions Watermelon Pie.
All Fairgoers know that part of the OLD FASHIONED FUN is getting to experience all of the incredible, delicious, and often deep-fried foods vendors have to offer, and this year is no exception! Continue reading to find out what amazing concoctions await at our NEW FASHIONED FAIR this September!
Drizzled Muffins: A Latte Love Coffee House is serving up warm muffins with chocolate, caramel or white
chocolate drizzled on top.
Beef Poke Bowl: Coco Flow has created a savory bowl of marinated beef, rice, pickled cucumbers, fried onions, greens and avocado for you to enjoy in a soy vinaigrette.
Cotton Candy Pie: When you think Fair food, you probably think cotton candy. Cutie Pies Concessions is putting a twist on this timeless Fair food by transforming it to pie form!
Root Beer Float Pie: Cutie Pies is also giving us another twist on a classic dessert with a delectable Root Beer Float Pie.
Cherry Limeade Pie: Cherry Limeades are a fan favorite in Oklahoma! What better way to enjoy it than in pie form? Be sure to stop by the Cutie Pies food truck to get your hands on a piece of this pie!
Deep-Fried Hot Pepper Rings: Pickle Pete’s is offering these deep-fried hot pepper rings for Fairgoers who enjoy the spicier things in life!
Deep-Fried Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip: Diventuri knows that everything is better deep-fried! This Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip is folded into a crispy shell, deep fried and served with ranch.
Mac-N-Cheese Topped with Ground Beef and Fries: That’s right…as if their Mac-N-Cheese wasn’t great already, MacTastic is returning this year to introduce this beefy, cheesy pasta and potato combo.
Frozen Sweet Tea: MacTastic has also created the perfect drink to cool you down. This Frozen Sweet Tea is the perfect balance of cold and sweet and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Cheese Curd Taco: O’Neil is putting a twist on the taco! Enjoy melt-in-your-mouth cheese curds atop this beef taco piled high with all your favorite taco fixins’.
Cookie Fries: Enjoy dipping these delicious shortbread cookies with sugar and berry sauce, from Coco Flow.
Funnel Cake Burger: Everything you love about a half-pound burger…except the buns have been replaced by funnel cake! This unexpected combo is the perfect mixture of sweet and savory! Find it at Porky’s!
Gourmet Donut Burger: Another sweet and savory masterpiece from Porky’s is the donut burger where, you guessed it, the buns are replaced with donuts! Not only that, but each bun is topped with your choice of Oreos, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops, or Double Bacon.
BBQ Chicken and Bacon Calzone: Calzones are an Italian favorite, but when the Rodney and Lisa Pizza Stand stuffs one full of BBQ chicken, it becomes a Southern favorite, and a perfect addition to all the Fair food available.
Fish & Chips: Who says you can’t enjoy a classic seafood dish in a landlocked state? At San Diego’s Original Fish & Chips, you can have a taste of the sea without leaving Oklahoma.
Waffle Wrapped Snow Ice: Snow S’more is taking this classic cold treat to a new level with their Waffle Wrapped Snow Ice!
Beer Cheese Bacon Fries: You won’t be able to stay away from all the amazing bacon-wrapped items at The Bacon Habit! This year, they’ve created an artisan beer cheese topped with real crumbled bacon over a tray of fresh fries.
Flaming Hot Cheetos Fish Taco: San Diego’s Original Fish & Chips has put an interesting twist on a classic fish taco by adding the crunch and heat of Flaming Hot Cheetos!
Meatball On-a-Stick: Enjoy quality food from another culture, all on the go! The Greek Garden introduces a portable meatball option, the meatball on-a-stick.
Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage: Enjoy this dish that’s bursting with flavor! This year you can find a cheesy, spicy Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage at The Roadhouse.
S’more Eggroll: The Urb Express is bringing this unique dessert to the 2018 State Fair. This treat is a traditional eggroll wrapper filled with marshmallow and chocolate, deep-fried, rolled in graham cracker bits and drizzled with more chocolate!
Breakfast Taco: The Urban Taco, a new vendor, is fashioning a classic breakfast in taco form. Enjoy piping hot eggs, meat, pico de gallo, and melty cheese enveloped in a taco shell!
Campfire Taco: Also from The Urban Taco, is the Campfire Taco! This delicious treat is a waffle cone filled with marshmallows, fresh strawberries, decadent chocolate chips and gooey caramel.
Kit-Kat Fries: Granny’s is offering deep-fried Kit-Kats to create a combination or flavors that you won’t be able to resist!
Gourmet Kool Kreemz On-a-Stick: Fairgoers can look forward to enjoying this new sweet treat from vendor Your Just Desserts.
The 2018 Oklahoma State Fair starts September 13th and goes through the 23rd.