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Fair offers more than 60 food vendors

Madeline Roche • Aug 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM

When you hear the word “fair,” what comes to your mind?

For some people, fried food and other food varieties are the first thought. 

This year’s fair offers more than 60 food vendors. 

This includes Pretzel Palace, Icey Island, Italian Sausage, Berardi’s, Wescott Shaved Ice, Kurtz Indian Bread and Walking Tacos and many others. 

There is a variety of fried items from fried treats to fried pickles, there are different pizza and meat options and plenty of desserts and frozen foods and smoothies. 

Brendan Hipp, of Norwalk, is a regular fairgoer. He said his favorite fair food item is cheese curds.

Visitors from outside Huron County also enjoy the fair’s food. 

Natalie Scherpenisse, of Mansfield, said she ordered her favorite item, fries, at the Berardi’s booth. 

She added her favorite part of the fair is going to the draft horse barns. 

Vendors at the fair meet many people.

Leah McDougal, of Wooster, said her favorite part of the fair is being by the midway and seeing kids smiling and having a good time. 

McDougal has been in the food vending business on and off for one year, but she said she has worked for fairs longer than that.

She has worked at rides and also in the ticket booth. She said she enjoys taking her daughter to the barns. 

This year, she is working for More Like Home Food Service LLC. The most popular item from the booth is red velvet funnel cake.

Staff at another vender, Tropical Treats, said it was a busy day.

Bella Barcus is in her first year working at the fair.

She said the favorite item from her vendor is coconut banana smoothies, but she also enjoys fried veggies. 

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