Phi and Heather take us on a food journey, taking a bite from several food vendors at the 2023 Oklahoma State Fair. While our stomachs can only handle so much food, we did visit Cutie Pies Concession, Mountain View Meat Company, Cotton Candyland, B-Ray’s BBQ, Cookie Dough Monsters, Smokin’ Coals Barbecue Sauce, The Express Food Trucks, and A Latte Love Coffeehouse.

Catch more food adventures with Phi on Take A Bite with Phi streaming on Oklahoma’s first streaming service, The Show Starts Now.

Food Winners in 2023

Sixteen Oklahoma State Fair food vendors competed in the annual Great TASTE of a Fair competition on Wednesday, September 13. All food vendors for the current year’s Fair are invited to enter, which is judged by local food writers, social media content creators, news personalities, and more. The entries are divided into three categories: Slice of Savory, Sweetest of the Sweet, and New to the Scene. The judges’ scores were tallied, and the top three in each category are as follows

Slice of Savory
First Place: Ultimate Champ Dog, Champions BBQ
Second Place: BBQ Elote with B-Rays’ Twinkie, B-Ray’s BBQ
Third Place: Honey Pepper Bacon Dog, Express Food Truck

Sweetest of the Sweet
First Place: Caramel Apple Pie, Cutie Pies Concessions
Second Place: Oreo Brownie Blast, Waffle Chix
Third Place: Monster Oreos, Cookie Dough Monsters

New to the Scene
First Place: Pina Colada Palmer, A Latte Love
Second Place: MinneCookieDough Pie, Original MinneApple Pie
Third Place: Pizza Cup, La-pizzeria

Each vendor receives a participation banner to hang in their booth. The first place in each category receives $300 and a trophy; second place receives $150 and a trophy; the third place receives $50 and a trophy.

The first-place winners of each category went on to compete in the FAIRest of Them All. This year’s Fairest of Them All judge was local food content creator Emily Phillips, @emilyphillipsw on TikTok and Instagram.

The FAIRest of Them All winner is Caramel Apple Pie from Cutie Pies Concessions! Fairgoers can find the booth in the Entertainment Plaza.

Beginning September 14, Fairgoers can vote for the People’s Choice Award. The virtual ballot is linked on the Oklahoma State Fair Facebook page. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at the end of the Fair.

New Food at the 2023 Oklahoma State Fair

Meat Candy On-A-Stick, B-Rays BBQ – Smoked burnt ends stacked on a stick, glazed with BBQ sauce, and sprinkled with graham cracker crust.

Pickle Pie, Cutie Pies – A savory pie featuring a buttery cracker crust filled with a pickle pie filling, topped-off with crackers, mini carrots, cucumber chips, and more pickles.

Piña Colada Palmer, A Latte Love – A layered cup of A Latte Love’s award-winning Piña Colada Lemonade, topped-off with their signature Brown Sugar Sweet Tea.

Korean Corndogs, Chan’s Eatery – These corndogs are half hotdog and half mozzarella cheese, battered and fried to perfection to create a crunchy coating.

Cookie Dough Parfait, Cookie Dough Monsters – Layers of edible chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate pudding, and Oreo crumbles, topped with silky whipped cream.

Country Clucker, FryDay Concessions – A warm glazed doughnut topped with a deep-fried Cajun chicken thigh, then drizzled with honey butter.

Mochi Donut, Chan’s Eatery – A hybrid sweet treat that combines the flavor of traditional American donuts with the fluffy, moist, and chewy texture of Japanese mochi.

MinneCookieDough Pie, The Original MinneApple Pie – Homemade chocolate chip cookie dough in a flaky pie crust that is deep-fried and dusted with powdered sugar. Served with a choice of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.

Deep-Fried Caramel Apple Cow Tale, Pioneer Wagon – A caramel apple Cow Tale candy on a stick, deep-fried in a sweet corn batter, dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with caramel syrup.

Texas Sized Donuts, FryDay Concessions – A made-from-scratch, yeast raised, glazed Texas-sized donut.

Paletas, Pour & Co. – Mexican-style frozen treats in flavors such as coffee with almonds, pistachio, mangonada, watermelon, and caramel.

Freeze-Dried Jolly Rancher Cotton Candy, Grams Sweet Treats – Classic Jolly Rancher flavors transformed into melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy.

Strawberry Fields, Diventuri Concessions – A refreshing jasmine green tea mixed with strawberry syrup and strawberry popping pearls.

Barbie Lemonade, Gringos & The Bacon Habit – A fresh and fruity lemonade served with a slice of lemon, sprig of mint, and a sugared rim.

Jalapeño Cheddar Corndogs, Lakeside Concessions – A classic Fair corndog enhanced with spicy jalapeño flavor and cheesy goodness.

Cookie Dough Explosion, The Funky Flamingo – A homemade chocolate chip cookie topped with salted caramel ice cream, two scoops of cookie dough, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, and Oreos.

Fruity Pebble Flurrie, The Funky Flamingo – Vanilla ice cream, and Fruity Pebble cereal blended into a sweet, creamy, crunchy treat.

Cotton Candy Avalanche, The Funky Flamingo – A pink cotton candy frozen drink topped with blue cotton candy ice cream.

Oreo Brownie Blast, Waffle Chix – A sweet Belgian waffle with a chocolate brownie center, topped with a white chocolate drizzle and Oreo crumbles.

Ultimate Champ Dog, Champions BBQ – A smoked gouda and green hatch chili pork and beef sausage topped with chopped brisket, hatch mac and cheese, fried onions, and BBQ sauce, all layered on an artisan roll.

Chicken Honey Waffle, Chicken Coop – A warm waffle topped with fried chicken and drizzled with honey and a special pecan sauce.

Pepperoni Crepe, G3Concessions – A hand-crafted crepe filled with your favorite pizza flavors. 

Chocolate Mousse Crepe, G3Concessions – A hand-crafted crepe filled with silky chocolate mousse and toppings.

Bread Pudding, B-Rays BBQ – Made with bread and a sweet and smooth custard, flavored with Mom’s spice recipe.

Cotton Candy Lemonade, Porky’s Dole Whip – A sweet and refreshing lemonade made with real cotton candy.

Dole Cano, Porky’s Dole Whip – Fresh pineapple slices topped with Dole Whip and a strawberry lava sauce.

Sliced Watermelon, Rush Springs Watermelon – Juicy and sweet locally grown watermelon.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at