The 179th Greene County Fair is underway and we have the info on the best eats on the fairgrounds.
First of all let’s get you there and on time….
WHAT: The 2018 Greene County Fair
WHEN: July 29- August 4, 2018. The Fair opens 8am everyday and closes 10pm.
WHERE: 120 Fairground Rd, Xenia, OH 45385
ADMISSION COST: $6 for daily admission at the gate (9 yrs old and under are free) aWeekly Passes are available for $30
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018 – Family Day/ Food Pantry Discount Day(Bring a non-perishable food item – get in for $3)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 – Senior Citizen Discount Day – get in for $3
They even serve BEER now!!
The Food Adventure Crew hits the fair for great food and people watching opportunities. From traditional food, to new features we leave no plate unturned and no vendor under-harrassed. Years of visiting the fair and a whirlwind Food Adventure this week gave us some new tastes to share with you. Behold the 2018 Greene County Fair “MUST EATS”
— CHICKEN NOODLES AND MASHED POTATO BOWL:
We know .. it is hot out, but this dish was the best thing we ate at the fairgrounds. Homemade noodles, smothered in chicken and gravy all over a scoop of house made mashed potatoes. This is comfort food at its best.
— BOURBON CHICKEN OVER RICE:
Again, not typical fair food, but this is a must eat as well. The glazed, grilled chicken is perfectly coated in bourbon sauce. A generous scoop of chicken and sauce are then ladled over a bowl of white rice. The result is absolutely delicious. Don’t skip this booth, it is a winner.
— THE PICKLED CORN DOG:
Are you kidding? NO ! This was the most inventive thing we have eaten in years. They take a whole deli pickle and hollow it out. They put a hot dog inside, then deep fry the whole thing on a stick, “corn dog style.” The result is a big thick corn dog , with a punch of dill pickle flavor. There is even a crunch in every bite. Try this one, and share it with a friend. We are still trying to figure out the uniqueness of this treat !
— STRAWBERRY TOPPED FUNNEL CAKE:
A fantastic take on an old favorite. This powdery sugar mess is compounded by a drizzled design of strawberry topping on top. It is like a huge Danish, but the funnel cake flavor is undeniable and delicious. Get one, share it and you will have a friend for life.
— DEEP FRIED CHEESE ON A STICK:
It looks like a corndog. But when you bite into it, a string of never ending cheese oozes out. It is mozzarella cheese, and tastes like the top of a great piece of New York Style Pizza, mixed with your favorite cheese curds.
— SUGAR WAFFLES:
This is a hard to find, yet classic carnival food. We thought this one was lost to the 70’s, but are glad to see the crispy flower shaped party is alive and well and powdered in sugar like crazy. Eating one of these might be a mess, but you feel like you went back on a trip in time, so you can clean it up before hand .. err.. something like that..
Honorable Mention: We would be remiss if we do not tell you to try The DEEP FRIED SNICKERS. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, then this is for you.
BEER BOOTH: One of the newer booths, they have only served beer for a year or two.
Tuesday – Thursday July 30-Aug. 2, rides will open at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 will be Family Night from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. wristbands will be priced at a discount with special giveaways for children.
Friday Saturday Aug. 3- 4 rides will be open at 1 p.m.
Prices for the ‘Unlimited Rides’ Wristbands Approx $18
Family Night Discount Wristband $12
Ticket $1.50 (usually takes 2-3 tickets per ride)
Tuesday: Lanco Country Concert with Special guest Jordan Davis 7 p.m. (Click Here to Purchase Tickets)
Wednesday: Harness Racing 6:30
Thursday: Harness Racing 6:30
Friday: OSTPA Truck and Tractor Pulls 7 p.m.
Saturday: ATV/Truck Drag Races 6 p.m. (Practice at 4 p.m.)
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There you have it – the list of everything ging on at the GREENE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS for the 2018 fair.
We hope you enjoy all the amenities and see all the sights.
We would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the Kala and the staff at the Greene County Fair for the VIP TREATMENT.
Also a thank you to Lisa Grigsby from Dayton Dining and DaytonMostMetro, and Jim Bucher from BuchTVGuy for the setting up our latest visit.
Get out to the Greene County fair – the livestock, the competitions, the food, the rides and the fun is waiting for you !
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