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What’s your favorite fair food?

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

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If you are a big fan of fair food, you might want to get in on the fun of seeing what are food fair favorites at the upcoming Florida State Fair.

The excitement offered by the rides on the Midway of the Florida State Fair are matched only by the thrills served up by the food vendors throughout the fairgrounds. This year, adventurous foodies can feast on a White Cheddar and Bacon Pretzel Dog, Cheesy Fried Enchilada Funnel Cake, Steak Sundae, the Florida Firecracker – a burger stuffed with jalapeno poppers and bacon, slow roasted and served on an eight inch hoagie roll with cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles – and more. And Fair fans once again had a say in the featured fare by voting online. Voting began on Monday.

The Annual People’s Choice Burger Awards have been expanded to include all categories of food, including sweet treats like Kettle Corn Ice Cream and the Nutella Oreo Funnel Cake because of the overwhelming enthusiasm for all manner of culinary concoctions at the fair, Check out all the offerings – with enticing photos and mouth-watering descriptions – at choose the option that most tickles your taste buds. The creation that garners the most votes will be crowned the Fare Favorite. The winners will be announced this week.

“As the first state fair in the country, the Florida State Fair is able to offer our guests the opportunity to taste some of the most unique food creations of the year,” said Cheryl F. Flood, executive director of the Florida State Fair Authority. “Over the years, food has become an iconic part of the fair experience, and our vendors work very hard to bring the most delicious and unusual foods to our Fair. We’re always excited to sample the latest creations.”

This year’s fair also will boast the debut of the Alaskan Soda Jerk, a one-of-a-kind soft drink concession stand serving up Root Beer Floats and popular “boardwalk” delights like cherry lime aides, as well as shakes and malts.

The Florida State Fair runs Feb. 9-20. For more information about the fair and to see fair food favorites visit

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About the Florida State Fair Authority

The mission of the Florida State Fair Authority and its Board of Directors is to create positive entertainment experiences through: the annual Florida State Fair; a variety of year-round events; quality competitive programs; a commitment to agriculture, education and community service, and a focus on new opportunities.

The Florida State Fair Authority does not receive state, county or city tax dollars. Operations are funded by revenue generated by the annual Florida State Fair and the rental of Fairgrounds facilities to outside entities throughout the year. For more information about the Florida State Fair Authority, go to