Carnival Eats - Episode Guide
The Good, The Bacon, The Ugly
Episode 13 - Season 4 - July 7, 2017
Host Noah Cappe heads for the Lone Star state to eat his way through the Texas State Fair featuring some inventive foods like the Bacon-tilla, a quesadilla made from a bacon weave lattice and loaded with sumptuous fillings, and the indulgent masterpiece, Chicken Fried Lobster. For dessert Noah feeds his sweet tooth with a pair of treats rooted in earthy flavour, the Carrot Cake Roly and the crisp and creamy Deep Fried Sweet Potato Pie. Later Noah heads to the Oakland County Fair in Davisburg, Michigan to eat the Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap, the Rodeo Pizza, and The Whole Farm, a sandwich loaded with farm fresh favorites.
Episode 12 - Season 4 - June 30, 2017
On this episode of Carnival Eats, Host Noah Cappe knows Dela-where to find amazing fresh seafood, the Delaware State Fair in Harrington. Noah starts with the Shrimp Dog, succulent shrimp in a corn dog batter and feels some soul with the Crabtastic Po’ Boy, a whole deep fried soft shell crab in a sandwich. Noah will also sample a local Delaware Classic with the Apple Scrapple Burger before feed his sweet tooth with the beer battered Deep Fried Key Lime Pie. From there, Noah heads to the Arizona State Fair for the Chili Pie Burger, a carnival twist on a classic with the Deep Fried Tamale, and finishes with a massive desert dessert with the Cinnamonster.
50 Shades of Crepe
Episode 11 - Season 4 - June 23, 2017
Noah Cappe heads to Vancouver to sample some amazing eats like the truly Canadian Poutine Stuffed Burger, the Shrimp Fried Rice Balls and Jerk Chicken Dumplings, which perfectly fuse fair food with cultural favourites and the Donuccino, a meal and a milkshake all in one. Later Noah seeks out the main attractions at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine where he finds heaven with the Pig Pile in Paradise, and eats local favourites like the Lobster Roll and Maine Blueberry Crepes.
The Rainbow Confection
Episode 10 - Season 4 - June 16, 2017
Host Noah Cappe lands in the LA County fair for some sunny west coast eats like the Jackfruit Torta, a sumptuous Mexican sandwich using Jackfruit instead of meat. Chicken Charlie’s team fries up two crazy carnival innovations; the PB Meatballs, classic meatballs in a peanut butter batter, and the Cherry Punch Hot Wings, traditional chicken wings with a cherry candy coating. Finally, Noah takes a tasty stroll through the rainbow Ice Cream garden, a treat as beautiful as it is tasty. Later Noah heads to the Markham Fair in Ontario for the colourful and delicious Pulled Pork Rainbow Melt. He’ll also taste the Frosted Fried Turkey Leg, coated in sugary cereal, and for dessert, the Crispy Cruncher.
Get Him to the Greek Pizza
Episode 9 - Season 4 - June 9, 2017
The Big Butler Fair in Butler Pennsylvania is host Noah Cappe’s first stop where he’ll dine on Greek Pizza, a Euro-fusion pizza pie loaded with feta, olives and gyro meat. The Big Butler’s other fairground offerings include the Crabby Patty, an east coast crab cake burger the hails from a generation’s old recipe, the Deep Fried Chili Dog, a homemade authentic chili is fried in a tortilla with gooey cheese and a beef frank. Finally, Noah tastes the Fluffernutter Elephant Ear, a golden fried pastry loaded with peanut butter and marshmallow whip. At the Mississippi Fair in Jackson
Episode 8 - Season 4 - June 2, 2017
At the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, Virginia, Host Noah Cappe eats big with the Monumental Grilled Cheese a sandwich piled high with burger patties, bacon, onions, and of course, an egg. Noah’s interest is peaked with the Chesapeake Bay Poutine, fresh cut fries topped with Chesapeake Bay crab dip.
A Guac To Remember
Episode 7 - Season 4 - May 26, 2017
Host Noah Cappe takes the west coast by storm starting with the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, Canada. Noah gorges on the Big Pickle Dog, a giant hollowed out hot dog stuffed that’s battered and fried, and stand at attention for the Colonel Katsu Bao, an Asian inspired chicken taco. For dessert, Noah will chill out with the Deep Fried Margarita and snack on the Churroreo, a perfect combination of cookies and churros. Noah’s second west coast stop is at the LA County Fair in Pomona, California, where he’ll dip into some Deep Fried Guacamole, pork out on the Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly and finally biting into The Noah, a spicy sweet dessert made just for him.
Episode 6 - Season 4 - May 19, 2017
At the Wilson County Fair, nestled in Lebanon, Tennessee host Noah will bite into some classic Tennessee Hot Chicken; brined, fried, and smothered in hot sauce. He’ll taste some authentic home cooking with Meme’s Meatloaf Sammy, made from a generations old recipe and filled with flavour and love. And for dessert, Noah will sample a pair of sinfully sweet fusion treats, the Apple Pie Cheesecake, a creamy homemade creation that mixes two of America’s favourite desserts and the Cotton Candy Cupcake, which is as colorful and delicious as it sounds. At the Pickaway County Fair in Ohio Noah huffs and puffs his way through the 3 Little Pigs Melt, goes long with the Buffalo Chicken Stromboli and gets hog wild for the Big PLT.
Episode 5 - Season 4 - May 12, 2017
Host Noah Cappe heads to Charlotte, Michigan for the Eaton County Fair where he takes a swing at the PB Battered Burger, a burger smothered in peanut butter and bacon, and deep fried. Then goes coco-nutty for the Pina Colada Shrimp Tacos. The eating’s good in Eaton where Noah will also dig into the Z’achos, a plate of fried zucchini medallions topped with greatness and gets berry sweet with Katie’s Fried Strawberry Shortcake. Later on Noah heads to the Montgomery County Fair in Maryland where he tastes some Pigs in a Pancake, gets a little corny with some Columbian Street Corn and finds a partner with the Matcha Made in Heaven.
Meat, Pray, Love
Episode 4 - Season 4 - May 5, 2017
Host Noah Cappe starts the episode at the Delaware State Fair where he’ll eat the very stately Delaware Dog, a hot dog loaded with scrapple, a Delaware favourite. Then he’ll try to tackle the Frankenfunnel Burger, a mile-high stacked burger with a funnel cake right in the middle, and the Octotaco, a fresh made taco loaded with octopus. Finally, he indulges with the Killer Cereal Treat, a deep fried fruity breakfast smothered in ice cream. The second stop in this episode is the Obion County Fair in Union City, Tennessee. Here Noah will snack on some authentic Tennessee Wings, praise the Pope’s Polish Pizza, and dig into the strawberry-est funnel cake on the fairgrounds.
Dawn of the Bread
Episode 3 - Season 4 - April 28, 2017
Noah cruises up the west coast starting at the Columbia County Fair in St. Helen’s, Oregon. First up is a traditional Indian fry bread stuffed with some non-traditional ingredients like bacon, cheese, and succulent steak. Then, Noah dives into the Great Pacific Pita, a perfect fusion of those coastal flavors before he gets his paws on the Deep Fried Chili Dog. Finally, Noah erupts with happiness when he eats the Marionberry Volcano. Later Noah visits the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville, California where he’s excited to meet the Rib Pop, taste new heights with Maui Wowies and chow down on the Banana S’More Crepe Cones!
When Harry Met Salad
Episode 2 - Season 4 - April 21, 2017
The Wayne County Fair in Richmond, Indiana is host Noah Cappe’s first stop where he’ll take a stroll with the Walking BBQ, feel the groove of the King with the Bacon PB & J Quesadilla, go healthy-ish with the Deep Fried Salad, and chill out with an all-American ice cream sundae, the Burst of Freedom. Then at the Lane County Fair in Oregon, Noah gets some golden gate goods with the Frisco Sandwich before feeling the heat of the Jalapeno Popper Onion Rings, and finishing off his day with some delectable deep fried coffee.
Some Like It Popped
Episode 1 - Season 4 - April 14, 2017
Noah Cappe kicks off Season 4 at the Big Butler Fair where he tears into the Conevore, filled to the brim with smoked brisket, pork and chicken. Then Noah feels the fire with the Ragin’ Cajun Hoagie before sampling a pair of fruity desserts in the Fried Fruit Tart and the Big Banana Pop. The folks at the San Mateo County Fair in California have a grand slam with the World Series Burger, before Noah gets wrapped up in a Chile Rellano Burrito and celebrates with the Birthday Cake Popcorn Balls.
Hogs and Dogs
Episode 13 - Season 3 - July 2, 2016
Host Noah Cappe sets sail for the Great Frederick Fair where he goes all in for The Whole Hog, piled high with succulent BBQ pork, baked beans and creamy mac & cheese. Then he finds his sea legs with The Crabby Dog, prepared with fresh Maryland crab. He rounds out his plate with the cherry cheesecake inspired Cake-a-Dilla and dances for joy with the Hula Boat. At New York’s Wyoming County Fair the specialties include the mouthwatering Monster Veggie Wrap, the Mexita and the Exploding Fireball Taffy.
Feast And Fries
Episode 12 - Season 3 - June 25, 2016
At the Paris Fair, Noah gets a little bit regal with Her Majesty’s Feast, a breakfast sandwich made with potato scones. He ponders a Meat Pie Poutine, and gets down and dirty with the Dirtburger, a double patty bison burger loaded with chili, cheese, gravy and southwest sauce. To finish off his food frenzy, he bites off more than he can chew with the gigantic Maddy Moo’s Wrap Attack. At The Washington County Fair, he taps into Sugar Shack Cotton Candy – spun from real maple sugar, bites into the Buffalo chicken wing influenced Bleu Ribbon Fries and eats himself into knots with the Twisted S’More.
Funnel Cakes and Fried Fudge
Episode 11 - Season 3 - June 18, 2016
The York Fair has been drawing crowds since 1765 –which means this historic celebration has had 250 years to perfect its carnival eats! Host Noah Cappe decks the halls with a Taste of Christmas – all the trimmings of a holiday dinner on one tasty stick. Then he goes off on the Burger Bomb Pretzel, enjoys a Fork Free Chick’n’Waffle and the patriotic Apple Pie Funnel Cake earns a very big salute. From there, Noah heads to upstate New York to the Steuben County Fair where he attains sandwich nirvana with the Steuben Cuban, feels the burn with Five Alarm Fried Fudge and finds the pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow Sugar Waffle.
Meat and Mandarins
Episode 10 - Season 3 - June 11, 2016
The Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair is home to the Calzagna, a calzone/lasagna combo that has Noah dancing for joy. Then he peels into a Deep Fried Philly Blossom, gets hot for a Smokin’ Okra Burger and investigates the Deep Fried Banana Pudding, a newfangled spin on a Southern classic. Next, he points his compass for California, where he launches into the Atomic Habanero Tots, The Big Yum and a Mandarin Cheesecake Pizza.
Clams and Cannoli
Episode 9 - Season 3 - June 4, 2016
Mouthwatering midway munchies are on the menu at the Delaware County Fair in Walton where Noah goes wild for the Spaghizza, a tantalizing pasta/pizza hybrid. Then, he packs on the pork with Freshman 15 Fries, snaps to attention for the Veteran’s Clam’s n’ Corn and communes with the Holy Cannoli. Over at the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, the Slammin’ Salmon Breakfast Biscuit starts Noah’s day off just right. The Bird Dog has Noah begging for more and the Dirt Road Banana Split makes him lick his bowl clean.
Sheppard's Pie And Sunday Dinner Sundaes
Episode 8 - Season 3 - May 28, 2016
Noah Cappe kicks things off at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where he ‘meats up’ with a deconstructed Turducken Sandwich and the award-winning Country Fried Shepherds Pie. He ends the day on a sweet note with two desserts: Deep Fried Fruit Punch, which has fair folks saying “Oh yeah!” and local favorite The Big E-clair. Then, at the Gwinnett County Fair, meat is on the menu for every course as Noah chows down on a Sunday Dinner Sundae, piled high with steak and bacon and the Funnel Fried Bacon for dessert.
Dumplings & Pumpkins
Episode 7 - Season 3 - May 21, 2016
Noah’s first stop is in Tallahassee, where he feels the burn with Dead Heat Tacos. His next conquest is the Bacon Blast, which takes the snack cake to a whole new level. The gargantuan two and a half-foot Belly Buster Philly Cheesesteak makes him open wide, while Reverend Larry’s Oxtail makes him a believer. Next, he heads over the border to the Erin Fall Fair where he meets up with the original apple dumpling gang for their Ag Ladies Apple Dumplings. Then goes hog wild for Pork Belly Sliders and carries a torch for Crackle Lanterns.
Bowls and Rolls
Episode 6 - Season 3 - May 14, 2016
The Norfolk County Fair is a culinary carnival. Noah appreciates the Thanksgiving Bowl – a cornucopia of flavors with fresh fall veggies, succulent turkey and cranberry cornbread. Next he tries on some fusion fare with Indo-Canadian inspired Butter Bacon Poutine and the Cheeseburger Eggroll and downs it all with Ale & Apple Fritters. In South Carolina, he visits the Columbia County Fair, where he takes a bite out of Gator Nuggets with Swamp Sauce. The Hog on a Log makes him squeal with delight, and the Angel and Devil Dogs are dinner and dessert in one heavenly dish.
Mac & Cheese and Monster Meat
Episode 5 - Season 3 - May 7, 2016
On this episode, Noah takes a bite out of the Great New York State Fair where The Defibrillator, a burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches, really gets his heart pumping. Then he tries on two local favourites – the piquant Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese and the Crispy Clamwich. For dessert, he wolfs down PB&J Ice Cream, with pieces of fluffy white bread. Then it’s off to Columbia for the South Carolina State Fair, where the floods don’t stop Noah from sinking his teeth into The Super Stick and a Monster Meatball Sub. The King’s Corn Dog, a hot dog with a chocolate chip banana bread crust and a peanut butter dip, has Noah all shook up.
Cowboys and Cakes
Episode 4 - Season 3 - April 30, 2016
For more than a hundred years, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been bringing fair goers to Texas. Noah joins the crowds to experience the meaty midway muchies with the Cowboy Burrito and the Texan Juicy Lucy. Then it’s a totally different take on the burrito that’s big and bodacious. Finally Noah rounds the day off with Wake ‘n’ Cake, combining breakfast cereal with the classic funnel cake. In Florida, The Bacon Burger Bomb aka The Triple B gets Noah’s heart pumping. Then there’s a Funnel Cake Pizza to sample along with the Chocoberry Orie – a triple decker sweet.
Burgers and Bombs
Episode 3 - Season 3 - April 23, 2016
The South Florida Fair is one of the first events of the calendar year, and our vendors start the season off right with whacky takes on some fairground classics, with The Waffle Burger and the Donut Philly Cheesesteak. ‘Zanado Fries and a S’mores Cobbler round off the day. Then Noah heads west to Denver, where he gets down with The F Bomb. The Uber-Tater is the ultimate in comfort food, while the Icy Apple Dream sends Noah home on a cloud.
Lights and Literature
Episode 2 - Season 3 - April 16, 2016
At the spectacular Magical Winter Lights, two very bright vendors turn Noah on to fusion favourites The Torthai and The Koagie Dog. Then Noah tries his hand at making a Deep Fried Rootbeer Float and torches a Berry Brulee Waffle. Next, he snacks to the future in Galveston, donning some Victorian finery for a trip back to Dickensian England. On the menu is Fagin’s Fried Shrimp, Scotch Eggs and Deep Fried Baklava.
Royals and the Red River City
Episode 1 - Season 3 - April 9, 2016
Noah begins his journey at the Royal Winter Fair, where the noble vendors have created a veritable feast. The Blue Balsamic has Noah saying “Yes, cheese” while The Mean Green is actually pretty nice! He tries on the fair’s perennial favourite – The Great Canadian Rosti, and tops it all off with the Massive Marshmallow Crunch. Later, he makes his way down to the State Fair of Louisiana, where the specialties include Lupita’s Gorditas and The Five Pounder – a burger so enormous it takes four hands just to hold it. He ends his culinary adventure with Not Yo’ Average Nachos, a sweet spin on the classic nachos.
From Rock 'n' Roll to Red River
Episode 13 - Season 2 - October 18, 2015
The hills are alive with the sound of satisfied stomachs at Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, where Noah Cappe gives a rave review to a hit parade of new releases. The Rockin’ Roti hits all the right notes, while the OMG Bar has Noah singing the blues after he eats the whole thing. Then Noah takes the show on the road and arrives at the Red River Valley Fair where he gets up close and personal with local favorites Minneapple Pie and Jalapeno Wantons.
From West Coast to Wisconsin
Episode 12 - Season 2 - October 11, 2015
Noah Cappe says good morning to the California sunshine at the Sonoma Marin Fair with Breakfast on a Stick, and chows down on another West Coast classic-turned-carnival eats: the Green Goddess. Then it’s off to Wisconsin for the Racine County Fair’s Classic Cheese Curds and The Pink Taco.
From Heatwave to Heartland
Season 2 - October 11, 2015
Pleasanton, CA is home to the Alameda County Fair, and some mouthwatering Carnival Eats. Noah Cappe gets his hands on the Caliente Curls and Chile Relleno Dog, and meets fried food royalty who prepares his world famous Mac & Cheese Bacon Burger. Next Noah arrives in Iowa for a stomping good time with Reverend Tom and his Cowboy Beans. The Sunnyside Burger looks on the bright side, while the Tropical Tantalizer tickles taste buds.
From Cornfields to Canada
Episode 10 - Season 2 - October 4, 2015
In Fertile, Minnesota imaginations have run wild, dreaming up some of the freshest fair eats around. Beginning with the Dynamite Dog and the North Woods Sandwich, piled high with prime rib and finishing the day with Barbe’chos, a barbeque-nachos fusion, host Noah Cappehas a field day. Later, he heads north of the border to the Red River Exhibition in Manitoba where quintessential Canadian cuisine gets a carnival twist with Prairie Poutine and a Habernero Crunch Burger.
From Michigan to Maize
Episode 9 - Season 2 - October 4, 2015
Rockford MI is home to the Start of Summer Celebration, where host Noah Cappe gets busy with the Soul On A Roll sandwich, and the To Die For Casserole. Salted Caramel Apple Gelato is the thing to beat the heat, while a Beer Can Chicken Pizza Cone combines the best of two worlds. Then it’s off to the corn fields of Iowa, where three generations of one fabulous fair family keep Noah entertained with the Hillbilly Hamburger, the Dream Puff and the Bacon Screamer.
From Golden State to Gizzards
Episode 8 - Season 2 - September 27, 2015
The Sacramento County Fair in the state capitol is the launching pad for trend-setting fair food including the famous Jalapeno Cheese Skirt Burger. Host Noah Cappe also investigates two new takes on some classics and Cowboy Campfire Churros. Next, he meets the locals at Gizzard Fest in Michigan where they’re serving a donut to die for, and an Onion Dog as big as his head.
From Strawberry to Silver Dollar
Episode 7 - Season 2 - September 27, 2015
The Brandywine Strawberry Festival in Pennsylvania is home to “The Colossal” a crab cake/roast beef combo that has host Noah Cappe going wild. Other favorites at this annual celebration include The Sizzler, the Chicken Parm’wich and Strawberry Kettle Corn. Then Noah heads to Chico, CA for the Silver Dollar Fair, where he strikes gold with the Sinfully Sweet Spicy Cheese Pretzel.
From Chowchilla-Madera to Ciao!
Episode 6 - Season 2 - September 20, 2015
In the tiny town of Chowchilla, CA Noah Cappe discovers some carnival eats that deserve to be shared with the world. First up, it’s the Deep Pit Barbeque, a meat extravaganza that takes three days to prepare. Noah also enjoys a Funnel Cake Cheeseburger and the Baja Avocado Taco. Across the country in New Jersey, the St. Michael’s Italian Festival celebrates the cultural and culinary history of Italian-Americans with Zeppole, a cheesecake known as Cake ‘n Bacon and a bad boy of a sandwich: The Hoboken Fat Boy.
From Crawfish to California
Episode 5 - Season 2 - September 20, 2015
Noah Cappe goes coastal at the Louisiana Crawfish Festival. From Crawfish Cakes to Oyster Rolls, to a pair of classic carnival desserts, this festival covers all the bases from seafood to sweets. Then it’s off to Porterville, California where they’ve got a uniquely savory funnel cake, deep fried pizza and an Inside Out Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a stick makes this event a fork-free food frenzy.
From Small Town to Farmville
Episode 4 - Season 2 - September 13, 2015
On this episode, host Noah Cappetravels to the Nederland Heritage Festival, where food from around the world is prepared by an army of volunteers. From the Cowboy Pistolettes to Sopapillas, to Chicken Fried Bacon and a very fun egg-stravaganza. Later, he travels to Farmville, NC for the Dogwood Festival – home to southern comfort food with a fair flare. From the Oh Boy! Po’ Boy sandwich to Cocoa Bananas home made ice cream, these are real garden goodies.
From Derby Day to Down State
Episode 3 - Season 2 - September 13, 2015
Host Noah Cappe is off to the races in Louisville Kentucky at the Kentucky Derby Festival. First he chows down on a custom made pizza – the Kentucky Hot Brown. Then it’s time to get a little bit country with Ozark Style Loaded Fries, piled high with pork, baked beans and cheddar cheese. Ending the day are two sweet treats: Festive Funnel Cake made with pumpkin and Kentucky’s Fried Cookie Dough. Next he heads to Beaumont Texas for the South Texas State Fair where local specialties are The Swamp Thing and Hush Kitties.
From Renaissance to Rio Grande
Episode 2 - Season 2 - September 6, 2015
Young squire Noah Cappe tries his hand at making the King’s Court Conch Fritters, decadent Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownie Bites, a picquant Fried Green Tomato BLT and the Cookies and Cream Sandwich. Biding adieu to his new friends, Noah heads west to Mercedes, Texas where the rough and ready cowboys and girls at the Livestock Show rustle up some western grub like Deep Fried Cheesesteak, Outlaw Fries and the enormous Suicide Taco that’s so huge you need two plates and four hands to hold it.
From Livestock to Lemons
Episode 1 - Season 2 - September 6, 2015
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest events in Texas. With over 2.5 million visitors a year, it’s the perfect place for carnival concessionaires to perfect their offerings. Host Noah Cappe gets a lesson in the meat that makes Texas famous, sampling the Texas Chili Burger and the Big Texas Barbecue Baked Potato. Then he tries a local legend’s tamale recipe before rounding off the day with Strawberry Waffle Bombs. Next, he arrives at Lemonade Days in Dunwoody, Georgia to discover a new breakfast concept called Rise & Shine Pizza. A Sushi Burrito is an East-West fusion food that tickles his taste buds while The Funnel Cake Dog proves that even the wackiest carnival concoctions can be a success.
Episode 14 - Season 1 - May 3, 2015
It’s a cavalcade of flavours as Noah rustles up a Crusty Cowboy Pizza and a Hot Beef Sundae at the Calgary Stampede.
Toronto CNE / Oswego Prairie Festival
Episode 13 - Season 1 - May 3, 2015
Noah shows his deep appreciation for the Thanksgiving Waffle in Toronto, and learns that an old dog can learn new tricks in Illinois with the Korean Kimchi Dog.
K-Days / North Dakota State Fairs
Episode 9 - Season 1 - April 26, 2015
Noah begs for S’mores Mini Donuts in Edmonton and forages for Wild Rice Burgers in North Dakota.
Illinois State / Erie County Fairs
Episode 12 - Season 1 - April 26, 2015
Noah gets lucky in Illinois with the Horseshoe Sandwich, and gets hot for Buffalo Chicken Pizza in New York.
Indiana State Fair / Old Canal Days
Episode 10 - Season 1 - April 19, 2015The Indiana State Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country, with some of the best fair foods around. Noah constructs, and devours a Colossal Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the help of the state dairy association. Next he takes the classic elephant ear to the next level by packing it full of fruit filling before frying it up. YaYa’s Tomato Balls, a Greek family favourite, is his final dish of the day. Then it’s over to neighbouring Illinois for Old Canal Days in Lockport. Noah samples some insanely loaded potato bites before chowing down on Chicago-style pizza pie. A uniquely sweet donut treat rounds out another day of carnival eating.
Ohio State Fair / NC Potato Festival
Episode 11 - Season 1 - April 19, 2015
Host Noah Cappe heads to the Ohio State Fair, one of the country’s oldest and biggest fairs, with food that’s just as outrageous. Noah samples a perfect combination of savoury meat and sweet treats in the Pulled Pork Donut. Fair classics like Funnel Cakes and the Blooming Onion and Funnel Cakes get a Ohio state spin but it’s the Giant Deep Fried Gummy Bear that really gets Noah going. Then he heads to the NC Potato Festival in North Carolina, where a local specialty is a big hit: Calabash Flounder.
Stanislaus County Fair / Texas Crab Festival
Episode 8 - Season 1 - April 12, 2015
In this episode, host Noah Cappe arrives at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock, CA. He gets his paws into homemade fries topped with lobster claws and tail meat, and devours a delicious donut ice cream sandwich. Finally, he sizes up an 18” corn dog big enough to feed a family and dips his tongue into Cajun cuisine with Deep Fried Frogs Legs. Then it’s down to the Gulf Coast for the Texas Crab Fest. Noah savors a soft shell crab taco, coconut encrusted shrimp and gooey Grasshopper pie while enjoying the hospitality of Crystal Beach, Texas.
California State / Northeast State Fair
Episode 6 - Season 1 - April 12, 2015
In North East Pennsylvania, host Noah Cappe eats a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich even The King would approve of, and checks out a Chicken Stuffed Pretzel so good, it’s got Noah all shook up. Next, Noah heads across the country to the California State Fair. This event is California’s biggest and features the best fresh produce the state has on offer. And those fresh fruits and veggies are transformed into carnival eats – first in Spaghetti Ice Cream, where California strawberries are the base of the “sauce” in this frozen delight. And the famous Lobster Corn Dog gets crowds lining up to sample some of the freshest seafood on the West Coast.
Meadowlands State Fair / Gardendale Magnolia Festival
Episode 5 - Season 1 - April 5, 2015
Noah Cappe jets into State Fair Meadowlands to check out the freak show of food, beginning with Cream Cheese Larvets. He also indulges in the Pig in Mud: chocolate covered, deep fried bacon. Next, it’s down south to Alabama. Local Vendor Big Daddy’s BBQ Ribs are the talk of the fair, but it’s the Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream churned in a tractor that converts Noah into a believer.
Portland Rose Festival / Got to be NC Fair
Episode 4 - Season 1 - April 5, 2015
Noah Cappe heads to North Caroline for the Got To Be NC Fest. Local pecans top the Cinnamon Roll Waffles and Noah tries the only Donut Sloppy Joe on offer on the east coast fair circuit. Then it’s across the country for the Portland Rose Festival. He devours smoked mac & cheese, a dish so amazing it’s got the people of Portland dancing in the streets. Next, the classic American apple pie gets the carnival eats treatment and is transformed into Apple Pie Fries. Beef Tongue Tacos prove that Portland is still keeping it weird.
Oak Mountain Spring State Fair / Apache Rattlesnake Festival
Episode 3 - Season 1 - March 29, 2015
On this episode, host Noah Cappe travels to Oklahoma for the Apache Rattlesnake Festival. He bravely samples the Deep Fried Rattlesnake, the namesake dish of the festival. Then it’s back to more carnival classics like Texas Twister Fries and the spicy Mexi-Dog. Later, Noah takes in the treats at Alabama’s Oak Mountain Spring Fair. Starting with Dre’s Barbeque Baked Potato, and moving onto cheese-stuffed gilled pork balls, jambalaya stuffed peppers and finishing up with Deep Fried Bread Pudding, it’s southern comfort food with a fair flare!
Viva! Vienna! / Contraband Days Festival
Episode 2 - Season 1 - March 29, 2015
This trip, Noah celebrates Memorial Day weekend at suburban DC’s Viva Vienna festival, where the fastest way to his heart is through divine Soul Food. He springs for Loaded Perogies, learns a new spin on an old favourite with Philly Cheese Steak Fries and sees food and eats it with Baltimore-style Crab Dip. Then, he sets course for the bayou where he uncovers some tasty treasures at the pirate-themed Contraband Days festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana. There, he gets a lesson in down-home Cajun cooking with Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo, fancies up funnel cake with maple and candied bacon and goes nuts for Creole-style Praline candies with Miss Rita.
89er Days / Pungo Strawberry Festivals
Episode 1 - Season 1 - March 22, 2015
Funnyman host Noah Cappe indulges in America’s favorite carnival eats at the 89er Days Festival celebrating the land run in Oklahoma’s historic first capital, Guthrie. He meets a fourth generation Cherokee who teaches him the secret to authentic fry bread for Indian Tacos. He loosens his belt to take on the Giant Texas Tenderloin Sandwich and begs for more as he wolfs down the delightfully decadent Fudge Puppy. Next, he takes his pick from a field of flavours at the Pungo, Virginia Strawberry Festival where he finds himself getting sweet on Strawberry Arugala Pizza, supersizes a Strawberry Shortcake and puckers up with giant Deep Fried Pickles. Finally, it’s a race against time as he discovers the crunchy creamy goodness of the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich.
Miami Dade County / Sarasota Agricultural Fairs
Season 1 - March 22, 2015
It’s a fiesta of fair food in Florida! Noah Cappe samples one of the craziest carnival eats in America: Chicken Wing Ice Cream. Then it’s the classic Glazed Donut Burger, complete with cheese and bacon. A Red Velvet Funnel Cake and a Lobster Roll made with local lobster round out the day. Then it’s across the state to the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair, where Noah meets sisters who’ve been on the road since they were kids, selling favorites like Deep Fried Cheesecake and Fried Green Tomatoes. The local agricultural association shows Noah their top seller, the Pulled Pork sandwich and finally Noah wrestles Gator on a Stick.