The Orange County Fair is back in town. From July 17 to August 16, festival-goers will celebrate the OC Fair’s 125th anniversary by jumping on fun carnival rides, attending concerts and demolition derbies, and of course, eating some of the most delicious food around.
Deep Fried Peanut Butter Pickle Dog
A peanut butter filled pickle is coated in a corn dog batter and deep-fried on a stick.
Deep Fried Starbucks Coffee
Ground coffee inside a fried doughnut ball covered with sugar and whipped cream.
Deep Fried Slim Fast Bar
Slim Fast “diet” bar battered in a sweet batter, deep fried and topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar.
Deep Fried Pizza
Slice of pizza (pepperoni or cheese) dipped in a zesty beer batter, deep fried and served with a side of ranch dressing.
Spicy sausage bite inside a biscuit dough with wasabi wrapped in bacon and on a stick.
Fresh, jumbo donut designed after the popular Girl Scouts’ Samoa (Caramel deLites) Cookie with chocolate, caramel and coconut shavings.
Offered for the first time this year from the people at Apple Fries is the over-the-top ‘Deep-Fried Birthday Cake’. The cake is deep fried and offers festival-goers yellow cake dough covered in tasty pink frosting. Along with handmade whipped cream and sprinkles, you’ll also get your very own candle!
A brick of French fries slathered in fried peppers, fresh jalapeños, Mexican cheese and beans.
Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls
Hot, fresh cinnamon roll topped with cream cheese frosting, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce & walnuts
Hot Dog On a Stick
Stick of cream cheese that has been battered and fried and served on a stick with a sweet chili sauce.
Grant’s Tasti Burgers
Pork sausage burger patty with smoked ham, tomato, sliced pickles, spicy mayo, mustard and Swiss cheese on a ciabatta roll.
Noel’s Mexican Food
Deep-fried avocado with cabbage, onions, cilantro,tomato and creamy chipotle sauce in a warm corn tortilla.
Wild Hog – Chuckwagon
Half an ear of corn on a skewer that is covered in a seasoned batter and fried.
A peanut butter filled pickle is coated in a corn dog batter and deep-fried on a stick
Pickle O’ Pete’s
Chicken fingers coated in Frosted Flakes cereal then deep fried.
A cheeseburger sandwiched between two funnel cake buns.
A sausage housed in a funnel cake batter on a stick, served with warm maple syrup.
Australian Battered Potatoes
Sriracha aoili (mayonnaise based) with some secret spices to top your fried Australian potatoes.
Pepper jack cheese in a crust made of a combination of cheeses and seasoning with crunchy nacho chips on a stick plus a choice of toppings (sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños)
Location: Main Mall, Family Fair Way
Chicken Charlie’s never fails to disappoint with new deep fried creations. This year, Deep-Fried Doritos and Deep-Fried Chicken Skin join the already belt busting at the seams lineup of fried treats. Don’t forget to sample their Deep-Fried Twinkies and Oreos or try a bite of last year’s hit, the Krispie Kreme Sloppy Joe: a mound of sloppy Joe style ground beef piled on top of a Krispy Kreme donut and shredded cheese. It may be calorie rich but its delicious!
Location: Family Fair Way
Bacon-A-Fair combines America’s current obsession with bacon with, well, pretty much everything else. Their new focal point: the Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels, which is essentially a Jack Daniels filled churro wrapped with bacon. Truffle Gouda Bacon Fries, Bacon Root Beer, and Bacon Bombs are just a few of the other amazing offerings at Bacon-A-Fair.
Location: Main Mall
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Donuts. Texas Donuts will showcase its standard giant donuts as well as a few other new favorites including the Cherry Pop Rocks donut (pictured above), and the Banana Chocolate Cream donut. A full lineup of melt-in-your-mouth donuts of all sizes are also available.
Location: Livestock Lane, Country Meadows
They may not be easy on the waste line, but Tasti Chips does pride themselves on quality ingredients. They use only fresh, seasonal potatoes, allergen free peanut oil, the best available, quality cheeses, and real bacon. New for this year, their Garlic Parmesan Shakers are a great addition to their hand-cut potato chips, onion rings, and cheese topped French fries.
Location: Apple Fries Livestock Ln
In addition to serving their namesake Apple Fries (lightly breaded, fried, and topped with cinnamon, sugar, and whipped cream), Apple Fries also serves up churros, ice cream, chocolate, and a massive made-to-share dish, the Mexican Funnel Cake. This churro crossed funnel cake creation is deep fried, topped with strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Big enough to share, but worth the single-serving splurge.
The Pineapple Express
Location: Main Mall
If you are searching for something a bit more light, consider a meal at The Pineapple Express. Their shrimp bowls (served in a fresh pineapple bowl) satisfy your sinful cravings without breaking the calorie bank. Additional offerings include fresh pineapple, chicken kabobs, shrimp cocktail, a teriyaki chicken bowl, and a few sinful treats: fried spam and fried pineapple to name two.