Big, Baked, Sweet, Fried, Fun!

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Unusual and crazy fair food adds to the allure of things to experience at the fair.

 

London, Ontario, August 26, 2014: Food is a highlight for many who attend the annual fair.  Fans can taste iconic favourites and trending concoctions, it’s all there waiting for mouths to water and stomachs to be filled.  Just as midway rides call the adventure seeker, the smells of frying onions and batter, melting sugar and savory sauces dare foodie fairgoers to try-me. 

This year Western Fair provides some new foods and classic favourites:

 

Ten Days of Pie!

Pies and fairs have a long history together. Traditionally, pies were a main component of the fair’s domestic science competitions, prize money and shiny ribbons awarded to the top tarts. Then church booths and women’s institutes entered the picture feeding fairgoers with homemade pies.  Funds raised supported community organizations and the competitive spirit was evoked once again, as booths with the best pie, by reputation, sold out first.  Pie booths and baking competitions have slowly made way for food trucks and culinary demonstrations, but this year Western Fair begins a slice of pie revival with a new pie variety offered every day of the fair!  Try them all or come for your favourite.  A la mode, or on its own, there is an element of entertainment in every slice.  Follow your nose to the Country Kitchen located inside the Progress Building.

 

                                Ten Days of Pie!

Friday September 5               Hot Apple Pie with Maple Drizzle

Saturday September 6          Boston Cream Pie with Bacon

Sunday September 7             Sour Cherry Pie

Monday September 8           Margarita Pie

Tuesday September 9           Mile High Coconut Pie

Wednesday September 10   Lemon Meringue Pie

Thursday September 11        Classic Peach Pie

Friday September 12             Sweet Potato Pie

Saturday, September 13       Pumpkin Praline Pie

Sunday, September 14          Chocolate Pecan Pie

 

 

Deep Fry It:

Londoners have been helping Western Fair choose deep fried favourites for the last three years.  Winners voted on by the public have been 2012’s Deep Fried Butter Tarts and Wagon Wheels, 2013’s Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños Stuffed With Cream Cheese, and Chocolate Turtles and 2014 submissions have been narrowed down to ten finalists with winners announced this Friday, August 29 : 

Sweet

DEEP FRIED:

Peanut Butter Cups

Ice Cream

S’mores

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Twinkie

 

Savoury

DEEP FRIED:

Pickles

Bacon in Nutella

Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Slice

Cheese Burger

 

New Fair Foods:

Deep Fried Dill Pickle on a stick – Enough said!

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Grilled Cheese - A tribute to The King himself, this fried melted sandwich comes packed with all of Elvis’ favourite foods including Cheddar cheese, peanut butter, banana slices and bacon.

Bucket o’Cookies - A dozen mouth-watering chocolate-chip cookies in a classic Western Fair logoed tin pail, is a fantastic treat for the family or a group of friends, and a terrific take-home bucket momento for you!

Pie on a Stick – In keeping with our Ten Days of Pie theme, you can try a slice of Apple Pie on a stick, dipped in batter and deep fried.

Chicken Poutine - Made with real cheese curds, authentic poutine gravy and breaded chicken breast filets.

Bacon-Chili-Cheese-Pogos on a Bun – Explains itself!

Chicken and Waffles - A sweet and savoury treat! Served with two warm Belgian waffles, maple syrup and two chicken tenders.

Quebec Curds’ Poutine - Made with real Quebec cheese curds, no shredded cheese here! The real deal and a Canadian classic.

Character Candy Apples – Try an Angry Bird Apple or a Minion Apple. A delicious caramel apple covered in coloured chocolate!

 

Iconic Favourites:

All day breakfast, funnel cakes, fried mars bars, cheese-on-a-stick, soft & hard ice cream, caramel apples, cotton candy, panzarotti, perogies, chicken wings, fries of all kinds, souvlaki, falafals, gyros, mini donuts, colossal onions, spiral spuds, jumbo rings, apple dumplings, bavarian beer nuts, ribs, bbq chicken, bacon on a bun and so much more!

 

 

For more information:

 

Heather Blackwell

(519) 438-7203 ext. 261

hblackwell@westernfairdistrict.com