Where to find it: Fried mac’n’cheese and pecan pie

Because of the HUGE response we’ve gotten to the deep fried pecan pie and mac’n’cheese, we tracked down Alan Rubin to tell us exactly where Fair visitors can find these tasty treats. You can find them at the Sam Rand Grandstand food exhibitor area, circled above in red, near the middle of the fairgrounds. Chef Vince Thomas’ Chef’s D’lites right across from the Grandstand restrooms will also be serving up the deep friend mac-n-cheese. Click here for a larger map, where you can use the zoom tool to get in really close…and eat away!

UPDATE: We scoped out the booth and you’ll spot it by its “Fresh Lemonade” sign at the top. Also sold as this booth, along with these fried foods, are french fries. One stop shopping!
UPDATE: We found a new location selling the deep friend pecan pie on a stick at the Lunch Stands near Kiddieland (also above in red), where the churches and other organizations sell yummy ham biscuits.

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.


  1. Great! Thanks for the heads up

  2. awesome! is the fair open this evening to people who just want to come eat for free? thanks!

  3. Any tips on where to find fried cheeseburgers?

  4. also need tips on finding the chili and pepper stuffed corndogs, anybody?!

  5. Any fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches this year? ..and where would I find them??

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