Smell the funnel cakes? Hear the kids on the ferris wheel? It can only mean one thing. It is that time of year again for the Montgomery County Fair. And oh yes, this is one heck of a place for a Food Adventure. For 164 years, Daytonians have been packing the fair for food and fun. The event will be held in the same place as always, although local level talks about moving the fairgrounds in a couple of years continue to swirl.
So… Corn Dog lovers unite, this is your type of festival. Farmers, carnival rides and special events will fill an action packed week at the corner of Main Street, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR:
— WHERE: 1043 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45409 (It is on South Main between Stewart and Apple Streets).
— WHEN: Wednesday August 31st – Monday September 5th (8am- 10pm, except Monday ends 8pm)
— COST: $8 per person, ages 6 and under are free
— WHAT: There will be swine, and horse races. There are pie and cake auctions. The fair even has live music, sheep judging and goat judging! Rabbits, poultry, kiddie tractor pulls, a demolition derby, garden club and the list goes on an on.
— FULL SCHEDULE: For a list of EVERYTHING going on and to find what tickles your fancy, click on the link below.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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But this is a Food Adventure, so we will concentrate on the eats you gotta try. Take it from us and our patented “Must Eats.”
MUST EATS at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR:
— THE ASIAN CHICKEN WINGS at DAVE’S CONCESSIONS: You can’t miss the huge “Broasted Chicken and Broasted Potatoes” sign that drapes this amazing booth. Also, a huge grill teases the crowd with incredible aromas of chicken cooking. But the thing to get here is the Chicken Wings. Deep fried, served whole and drenched in any sauce you can’t go wrong. Our suggestion is get the Asian Sauce.
— THE DONUT GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH at THE GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE BOOTH: A glazed donut with cheese, pan grilled and with pickles and tomatoes. It is sweet and a tad salty, but surprisingly good! This kind of stuff is what Food
Adventures are made of ….
— THE BLACKBERRY COBBLER from JEAN’S HOME COOKING: Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this literally made our day. It was like being transported to your grandma’s house and the cobbler had just come out of the oven. Get lost in this dish, and take in the taste. The warm cobbler and the sun, melt the ice cream slowly for a creamy experience. We promise you will be impressed.
Free admission for lunch 11am to 1pm Wed thru Friday
— THE HUGE SWEET TEA’S: It is gonna be warm and humid, and nothing zaps that like an ice cold sweet tea. They have a 99 cent size and a huge ass mega size. Get the biggest one they have … you will kneel with thanks for this day saving item.
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