CCF Announces 5 Finalists For This Year's "World's Greatest County Fair Food" Contest

Thu 8-16-2018

(Spencer)-- This year's Clay County Fair will feature more than 30 new foods. That list has been pared down to five favorites for the 3rd edition of the “The World's Greatest County Fair Food” Contest. Judging will be held Saturday, September 8th, opening day of the fair, at 1:45 pm.

The finalists include the “Pickle Popper”...a whole dill pickle cut in two and stuffed with cream cheese, shredded cheese, bacon, jalapenos and mandarin oranges dipped in batter and deep fried.

Another, the “Barnyard Burger”, consists of a chicken breast, 1/3rd pound hamburger and pork loin layered with 3 different cheeses and toppings.

Another finalist, the “Spudnator”, is a chocolate glazed donut coated with a chocolate frosting and topped with mini chocolate chips and drizzled with a chocolate ganache.

“Tiny Tators” also made the top five. Tiny whole potatoes are boiled and fried, then covered in a buttery garlic ranch sauce and topped with parmesan cheese.

And “Smoked Mac-N-Cheese” rounds out the top 5, consisting of creamy, cheesy mac n cheese smoked to perfection.

An added category this year is the “People's Choice Award”. Fairgoers will be able to sample the five finalists and cast their vote at any of the fair's information booths from Saturday, September 8th through Tuesday, September 11th. The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 12th.