It’s all about the food

The annual Media Preview Lunch is on Monday, which means we will announce the new deep fried foods from folks in the Grandstand concession stand (aka Deep Fried Heaven). To hold you over until then, here’s a look at a few things we’ve already announced via Facebook and Instagram:

BBQ-slaw Egg Roll with barbecue dipping sauce

1. Eastern-style pulled-pork BBQ with homemade coleslaw deep fried in an egg roll wrap and served with a tangy BBQ sauce. Check out Woody’s down the hill to the Midway entrance nearest Dorton Arena.

2. Brinkley’s is doing a sour candy apple…Crushed warheads on a Granny Smith apple. Find Brinkley’s across from the North Entrance of Dorton Arena next to Woody’s.


Double-Decker Doozy gourmet apple

3. Miss Debbie’s Specialty Apples has a new gourmet apple called the Double-Decker Doozy: two caramel apples on top of each other, dipped in white and dark chocolate, covered with marshmallow fluff, M&Ms, various mini candy bars, gummy worms and turtle candies. Miss Debbie’s is in the Commercial Building.

4. The Cajun Grill in front of the grandstand is adding frog legs to its menu. Other Cajun delicacies on the menu include crawfish, alligator tail on a stick and shrimp gumbo.

5. Scoops Ice Cream near the Graham Building will be doing deep fried ice cream.

Sloppy Joe Doughnut Burger

6. Sloppy Jo Donut Burger. Yep. Sloppy Jo filling on a Krispy Kreme doughnut. The jelly-type, without the jelly, natch.  Find this one at the 1853 Grille and in the concession stands inside the Education and Scott buildings.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!


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