The North Carolina State Fair is known for having some pretty unique food combinations. I mean, who could forget the Krispy Kreme burger of 2010?
Not to mention any food you could possibly think of, but then add “fried” to the beginning of it. Fried Oreo's, fried Reese’s, fried pumpkin pie, fried mashed potatoes, fried mac n' cheese. You get it.
The North Carolina State Fair continues to outdo themselves with their food scene every year and this year is no different.
They recently released a list of new foods you can expect to see this year. Among some of the more normal dishes like Billies Broccoli and Cheese or the Jerk Chicken and Rice Bowl, you have your traditional “what the heck, who came up with this?” North Carolina State Fair foods such as Deep Fried Garlic Cheese Curds, The Chickenator consisting of a fried chicken breast nestled in a cinnamon bun, Roasted Pumpkin Spice Corn, and the Red Velvet Cheese Enchilada Funnel Cake, just to name a few.
Enough rambling though. Here’s what you clicked on this page for. A list of all the new foods a brave soul may wish to take on at the North Carolina State Fair this year.
Baketo Pizza Pie (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Baketo Pizza Pie
Keto-friendly meat crust 6-inch personal size pizza pies with only 5 carbs! Topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, green olives, avocado & pizza sauce.
Billies Special (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Baked potato topped with shredded cheddar, sour cream, chives and crispy bacon.
The Chickenator (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Golden fried chicken breast nestled in a cinnamon bun, topped with pepper jack cheese and crispy bacon, drizzled with a zesty honey sauce.
Reeses Donut (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Hand-cut yeast raised donut covered in creamy chocolate frosting, topped with chopped peanuts, chunks of Reeses peanut butter cups and sprinkled with mini reeses pieces. Can be topped with delicious soft serve ice cream and hot fudge!
JoCo HoHo (Source: N.C. State Fair)
North Carolina jalapeno stuffed with cheese and brisket, wrapped and deep fried, served on a stick!
Chicken Corn Fritters (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Chicken Corn Fritters
Fabulous fritters! Chicken, corn, seasoning, batter, deep fried and served with green mole sauce or maple syrup dip.
Fried Rum Runners (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Fried Rum Runners
Rum Balls (a medley of ingredients including coconut & rum), surrounded by a pastry batter, deep fried and served with rum flavored dip. No alcohol content after frying, only flavor!
Crack-n-Cheese® Stuffed Turkey Leg (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Crack-n-Cheese® Stuffed Turkey Leg
Crack-n-Cheese® stuffed into a fall-off-the-bone smoked turkey leg . Crack-n-Cheese® consists of hickory smoked turkey bbq, homemade mac & cheese and our signature sauce topped with turkey cracklins.
Campfire on a Stick (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Campfire on a Stick
Mini pancakes layered with toasted marshmallows covered in chocolate with a graham cracker topping.
Stuffed Cubano Baguette (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Stuffed Cubano Baguette
North Carolina branded stuffed baguette with pulled pork, mozzarella cheese, bread & butter pickles and a sweet ham with a spinach garlic, cilantro and lime Cubano sauce.
Greek Gyro Pie (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Greek Gyro Pie
This re-imagining of the Greek gyro, our pie is packed with feisty feta, tomatoes and onions and fried in our signature flaky crust.
Loaded Lamb Nachos (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Loaded Lamb Nachos
Shawarma spiced ground lamb simmered with onions on a bed of Neomonde Baking pita chips and topped with fresh pico, feta cheese and harissa yogurt sauce.
Party Under the Sea (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Party Under the Sea
Delicious fried flounder served in a crispy pita bowl with fresh salad, topped with zesty taratour dressing – add fries for extra fun!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Poutine (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Chicken Bacon Ranch Poutine
Crispy double-fried french fries, fresh cheese curds and a savory brown gravy covered with crispy bacon, chicken and a ranch drizzle!
Pineapple Dole Whip (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Pineapple Dole Whip
The Pineapple Dole Whip is a soft serve dairy-free frozen dessert made with exclusively vegan ingredients and is gluten free. This smooth, tropical treat is the original Dole soft serve flavor craved around the world!
Korean BBQ Pork Belly Eggroll (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Korean BBQ Pork Belly Eggroll
Hickory smoked crispy pork belly with shredded rainbow veggie blend, topped with Korean BBQ sauce, deep fried in an eggroll wrapper.
The Sloppy Pig (Source: N.C. State Fair)
The Sloppy Pig
A sloppy joe like you’ve never seen before! Texas Toas smothered in our sloppy joe mix and covered in cheese sauce. We’ve topped this one with our signature bacon crumbles because everything’s better with bacon!
Pimento Cheese Crab Balls (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Cherry Brick Road - Dean's Choice (Source: N.C. State Fair)
Cherry Brick Road - Dean's Choice
Cherry Brick Road, while loved by many for years, will debut at this year’s fair. This dark chocolate ice cream featuring chocolate bricks, Michigan cherries and marshmallow swirls is sure to please.
The North Carolina State Fair opens October 17th and runs through October 27th.