Need dinner plans? Look no further. It’s no secret that the fair is a major staple to an Indiana Summer. Tuesdays are one of the best days to attend because every food booth offers at least one item for $2! If you have kiddos or are just a kid at heart, the midway carnival offers a $2 per ride deal until close. The fair also offers entertainment, education, transportation around the fair grounds. Now.. for a few of my favorite food roundups:
- The Big Cheeze. You’ve never had a real grilled cheese until you’ve tried one of theirs. The Big Cheeze is actually a local vendor, started by two Purdue grads. There is no other way to describe the grilled cheese sandwiches other than gourmet cheesy goodness you-need-this-right-now sandwich. I reccomend the “Cheezy F. Baby” (a great nod to Lil Wayne) which has provolone cheese and shredded buffalo chicken. It’s perfect! Do not miss this food truck.
2. The Lemon Shake-up. Luckily, these can be found at many stands around the fair. This is the quintessential summer drink. It is like lemonade, but fresh. This goes well with anything you could possibly imagine eating at the fair.
3. Fried ANYTHING!!! I am a major sucker for chocolate and peanut butter. Head over to the big orange truck that is covered in candy bar names. You can pick from oreos, cookie doughm, reese’s, red velvet oreos,snickers, and even cake pops that are deep fried in golden deliciousness. They even offer a hilarious “I’m single” combo for $11 which icludes 1 reese’s, 1 oreo, 1 cookie dough, 1 red velvet oreo and 1 fun fetti cake pop. Talk about a sugar overload! Be sure to bring cash, as they are cash only.
Some other honorable mentions on my list are: Turkey Leg, deep fried kool-aid, sweet corn, and a pineapple whip.
What are your favorite fair foods to indulge in?