Carnival Eats

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Carnival Eats
GenreCooking
Directed bySpencer Ramsay
Presented byNoah Cappe
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
Production
Executive producer(s)James Hyslop
Producer(s)Jennifer Horvath
CinematographyMatt Braun
Editor(s)Jeff Pereira, Chris Crosbie, Marco Pazzano, Jordan Hayles
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Alibi Entertainment
Amusing Productions
Release
Original networkFood Network Canada
Cooking Channel
Picture formatHD
Original releaseAugust 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) – present
External links
Website

Carnival Eats is a Canadian television series about various eating establishments at carnivals in Canada and the United States. The series features host Noah Cappe as he travels to the many carnivals, state fairs and festivals to sample a variety of unique culinary creations available only at these aptly named "gastronomic freak shows". The show premiered on August 18, 2014 and airs on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. EDT.[1][2]

The series airs on Food Network in Canada, and on the Cooking Channel and Great American Country in the United States.

Carnival Eats is currently airing on the Cooking Channel on Sundays at 9pm EST.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)
213July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16)October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22)
319April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07)July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)
425March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2014–2015)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1.1"89er Days; Pungo Strawberry Festival"August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)
In the series premiere, host Noah Cappe travels to Guthrie, Oklahoma for their 89'er Days Festival to sample the "Giant Texas Tenderloin Sandwich"; and a "Fudge Puppy", a chocolate-dipped Belgian waffle on a stick topped with toffee pieces and sprinkles. Next, he visits the Pungo Strawberry Festival in Pungo, Virginia to try the Strawberry Pizza.
1.2"Viva! Vienna! Festival; Contraband Days Festival"August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25)
Noah travels to Vienna, Virginia for their Viva! Vienna! Festival to try "Philly Cheesesteak Fries"; Baltimore-style creamy crab dip in a bread bowl; Loaded Pierogies, topped with cheese, bacon, sour cream and chives; and soul food sampling of fried chicken served with corn bread and collard greens. Next, he goes to the Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana to sample Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo, Maple Bacon Funnel Cake; and homemade Praline Candy.
1.3"Oak Mountain Spring State Fair; Apache Rattlesnake Festival"September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
Noah visits the annual Apache Rattlesnake Festival in Apache, Oklahoma to daringly try fried rattlesnake, "Texas Twister Fries"; "Mexi-Dog", Sonora-style bacon-wrapped hot dog, pinto beans, jalapeno cream sauce. Next, he travels to Pelham, Alabama for the Oak Mountain Spring State Fair to taste a BBQ Baked Potato, topped with pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw; "Pork Balls On-A-Stick", bacon-wrapped pork with herb cream cheese; "Jambalaya-Stuffed Peppers"; "Bread Pudding Bites" with bourbon sauce.
1.4"Portland Rose Festival; Got to Be NC Fair"September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08)
Noah explores the stranger side of Portland's Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon, where he tries a Tri-Tip Beef Sandwich and Beef Tongue Tacos; and "Apple Pie Fries", deep-fried apple slices topped with cinnamon/sugar, caramel and whipped cream. Next, he visits the Got to Be NC Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina for a Doughnut Sloppy Joe.
1.5"Meadowlands State Fair; Gardendale Magnolia Festival"September 15, 2014 (2014-09-15)
Noah visits the Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford, New Jersey to try "Deep Fried Larvettes", cream cheese balls stuffed with dried mealworm larva on a stick; "Pig in the Mud", chocolate-covered deep-fried bacon topped with sprinkles, crushed cookies and chopped peanuts; Deep-Fried Whiting Fish & Hushpuppies. Next, he visits the Gardendale Magnolia Festival in Gardendale, Alabama to sample homemade "Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream"; "Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs", vinegar/tomato BBQ sauce; and "Peanut Butter Cobbler".
1.6"California State Fair; North East Fair"September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22)
Noah visits the California State Fair in Sacramento, California to try a Lobster Corn Dog. Next, he travels to Pittston Township, Pennsylvania for their North East Fair to sample "The Panana", a deep fried peanut butter & banana sandwich served with a raspberry/chocolate dipping sauce.
1.7"Stanislaus County Fair; Texas Crab Fest"October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
Noah visits the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock, California to try "Lobster Fries" topped with deep-fried lobster claws and tail meat with chipotle aioli, a "Family Dog", an 18-inch corn dog on top of a curly fry loaf; a "Donut Ice Cream Sandwich, and "Deep Fried Frog Legs". Next he goes to the Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach, Texas for some "Coconut Shrimp", deep-fried coconut flake bettered jumbo shrimp on a stick with orange marmalade dip; and "Grasshopper Pie".
1.8"K-Days; North Dakota State Fair"October 16, 2014 (2014-10-16)
Noah tours K-Days (the days of the Klondike Gold Rush) in Edmonton, Alberta, to sample Breakfast Poutine topped with ham and a fried egg; "S'mores Mini Donuts"; "Japanese Dog", topped with onions, nori, teriyaki sauce and Japanese mayo. Next, he visits the North Dakota State Fair in Minot to try "Cookie Dough Split", candy soft serve with cookie dough bottom; Kettle Korn; Wild Rice Burger; "Idaho Taco", baked potato topped with ground beef, cheese sauce, salsa, jalapenos and sour cream.
1.9"Indiana State Fair; Old Canal Days"October 31, 2014 (2014-10-31)
Noah visits the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana to try the "Colossal Grilled Cheese", layered with 4 different cheeses & mozzarella sticks on buttered sourdough; and "Yaya's Tomato Balls", a tomato, garlic & cheese mixture, deep-fried & served with tzatziki. Next he travels to Lockport, Illinois for their Old Canal Days to sample "Loaded Potato Bites", tater tots topped with smoked pulled pork, mac n' cheese, asiago cheese and panko crumbs; the "Black & Blue Fries"; and "Captain's Mark Donuts", mini donuts topped with Captain Crunch milk infused cream, chocolate sauce & cereal berries.
1.10"Illinois State Fair; Erie County Fair"November 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)
Noah travels to Hamburg, New York for the Erie County Fair and tries their "Buffalo Chicken Pizza" and the "Beer Battered Taco", chicken, cheese, lettuce & tomatoes stuffed in a beer-battered tortilla; and a "Bacon Bomber", a deep-fried & battered peanut butter & bacon ball. Next, he arrives at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois to sample Chimichurri Steak Tacos, and horseshoe sandwich.
1.11"Ohio State Fair; NC Potato Festival"November 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)
Noah visits the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio to try the "Ice Cream Sundae Funnel Cake", topped with Amish-made ice cream, homemade peanut butter and fresh strawberry sauce; and a "Deep Fried Gummy Bear". Next, he arrives at the North Carolina Potato Festival in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to sample their delicacies.
1.12"Miami-Dade County Fair; Sarasota County Agricultural Fair"November 14, 2014 (2014-11-14)
Noah visits Miami-Dade County Fair in Miami, Florida to try the Chicken Wing Ice Cream, made with hot-sauced chicken, hot fudge and ranch dressing; "Lobster Steve's Lobster Roll"; and "The Donut Burger" with Krispy Kreme glazed dounut buns. Next, he arrives at Sarasota County Agricultural Fair in Sarasota, Florida to sample "Gator Kabobs", deep-fried beer-battered alligator tail meat on a stick; "Fried Green Tomatoes" and Red Velvet Funnel Cake.
1.13"Canadian National Exhibition; Prairie Fest"November 20, 2014 (2014-11-20)
Noah visits the Prairie Dog Fest in Oswego, Illinois to sample the Italian Beef Combo Sandwich, complete with a 10-inch sausage; the Deep Fried Ice Cream with Churros; the "Kimchi Korean Dog", Korean-style hot dog topped with spicy Asian slaw, Korean BBQ beef, kimchi and sriracha mayo on a steam poppy seed bun. Next, he heads to the Canadian National Exhibition or "The Ex" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to try the "Thanksgiving Waffle", a stuffing waffle topped with cranberry sauce, turkey and gravy; the "Tofu Bao Taco", deep-fried tofu, pickled carrots & daikon piled in a steam bao bun with spicy sauce; an Arancini, a deep-fried Italian rice ball stuffed with beef, peas and cheese, topped with tomato sauce; and homemade Chocolate Orange Fudge.
1.14"Calgary Stampede"December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)
Noah visits the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta to sample there a "Hot Beef Sundae", hickory barbecue sauce pulled beef, layered with mashed potatoes, corn, cheddar cheese, gravy and a cherry tomato on top; "Scorpion Pizza", topped with edible scorpions; Chicken Tinga Masala Tostada; Deep Fried Butter, stuffed into pie crust topped with cinnamon/sugar & caramel; Free Pancake Breakfast, since 1923; "Deep Fried Mac & Cheese (Balls)", with 7 cheese sauce; and Isabel Burke's Salt Water Taffy since 1920.
1.15"American Eats"July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)
Noah highlights the most decadent & delicious American cuisine he's enjoyed at carnival and fairs. Foods included are, "Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs" at Alabama's Gardendale Magnolia Festival; "Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream" also at the Gardendale Magnolia Festival; "Fried Chicken & Collard Greens" at Virginia's Viva Vienna Festival; a "Red Velvet Funnel Cake" at Florida's Miami-Dade County Fair; "Lobster Steve's Lobster Roll" also at the Miami-Dade County Fair; "Apple Pie Fries" at Oregon's Portland Rose Festival; and "Fried Green Tomatoes" at Florida's Sarasota County Agricultural Fair.
1.16"Go Nuts For Donuts"July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)
Noah remembers the most outrageous donuts he's ever eaten. Foods included are "The Donut Burger" at Florida's Miami-Dade county Fair; a "Donut Ice Cream Sandwich" at California's Stanislaus County Fair; "Pulled Pork Donut Sandwich" at the Ohio State Fair; "S'mores Mini Donuts" at Alberta's K-day's; "Glazed Donut Sloppy Joe" at the Got to be NC Fest; "Captain's Mark Donuts" at Illinois' Old Canal Days; and a "Raspberry Donut Burger" at the California State Fair.
1.17"We Deep Fried That!"July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)
Noah recalls his favorite unique deep-fried treats. Foods included are, "The Panana" at the Pennsylvania's North East Fair; "Deep Fried Mac & Cheese" at Alberta's Calgary Stampede; "Deep Fried Butter" also at the Calgary Stampede; a "Beer Battered Taco" at New York's Erie County Fair, a "Deep Fried Gummy Bear" at the Ohio State Fair; "Yaya's Tomato Balls" at the Indiana State Fair; and "Deep Fried Watermelon" at the California State Fair.
1.18"Stick To Me"July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)
Noah explored the world of "foods to eat on your feet", served on sticks. Foods included are "Family Dog" at California's Stanislaus County fair; the "Bacon Bomber" at New York's Erie County Fair; "Pork Balls on a Stick" at Alabama's Oak Mountain Spring State Fair, "Gator Kabobs" at Florida's Sarasota County Agricultural Fair; "Pig in the Mud" at the Meadowlands State Fair; "Coconut Shrimp" at the Texas Crab Festival; and a "Fudge Puppy" at Oklahoma's 89'er Days.
1.19"Fully Loaded"August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27)
Noah puts the spotlight on foods piled high with flavor. Foods included are the "Loaded Potato Bites" at Illinois' Old Canal Days; "Cookie Dough Split" at the North Dakota State Fair; a BBQ Baked Potato at Alabama's Oak Mountain Spring State Fair; a "Colossal Grilled Cheese" at the Indiana State Fair; "loaded Pierogies" at the Virginia's Viva Vienna festival; "Lobster Fries" at California's Stanislaus County Fair; and the "Ice Cream Sundae Funnel Cake" at the Ohio State Fair.
1.20"All You Can Meat"September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)
Noah recalls over-the-top meat delicacies at the fairs featured this season. Foods included are a "Tri-Tip Beef Sandwich" in Portland's Rose Festival; "Maple Bacon Funnel Cake" at Louisiana's Pirate Contraband Days; "Philly Cheesesteak Fries" at Virginia's Viva Vienna Festival; Chimichurri Steak Tacos at the Illinois State Fair; a "Giant Texas Tenderloin Sandwich" at Oklahoma's 89'er Days; a "Hot Beef Sundae" at Canada's Calgary Stampede; and "Chicken Wing Ice Cream" at Florida's Miami-Dade County Fair.

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
2.1"From Livestock to Lemons"July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16)
Noah visits the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for a "Big Texas BBQ Baked Potato", with cheese, BBQ ribs, brisket, turkey and sausage; "Texas Chili Burger" with beef beer chili, queso sauce and bacon; "Strawberry Waffle Bombs", deep-fried chocolate-covered strawberry waffle balls; and "Berryhill's Famous Tamales". Next, he tours Lemonade Days in Dunwoody, Georgia to try a funnel cake corn dog topped with peanut butter, chocolate sauce, brownies and whipped cream; "Rise & Shine Pizza", topped with eggs, bacon, sausage and Romano, mozzarella; and "Tofu Sushi Burrito", stuffed with rice, tofu, avocado, tempura bits and "yum yum sauce" in a sesame soy wrap.
2.2"From Renaissance to Rio Grande"July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)
Noah visits the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show in Mercedes, Texas to try "Outlaw Fries", potato chip-style fries topped with queso, bacon & sour cream; Deep-Fried Philly Cheesesteak with Monterrey jack cheese, stuffed in a tortilla; "Suicide Tacos", fried tripas, grilled beef & pork sausage, pinto beans, avocado and hot sauce in a giant tortilla. Next he arrives at the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairborn for "Deep-Fried PB&J Bownies", with strawberry jelly and peanut butter sauce; "FGT (fried green tomatoes) BLT"; "Ice Dream Sandwich", deep-fried corn-flake caked-battered chocolate chip cookie & ice cream sandwich; and "King's Court Conch Fritters" on a stick with remoulade.
2.3"From Derby Day to Down State"July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30)
Noah visits the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Kentucky for "Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza", Pumpkin Funnel Cake drizzled with cream cheese icing, "Ozark Fries" topped with smoked pork, baked beans, coleslaw, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce; and Fried Cookie Dough. Next, he arrives at the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont, Texas to try "The Swamp Thing", a roast beef and crawfish étouffée sandwich on a fried baguette; "Randy's Beignets"; and "Hush Kitties", hush puppy-battered catfish on a stick.
2.4"From Small Town to Farmville"August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)
Noah visits the Heritage Festival in Nederland, Texas to try "Cowboy Pistolettes", deep-fried bread roll stuffed with green chilies, cheese loaf, tomatoes and pork sausage; "Chicken-Fried Bacon"; "Party Eggs", fried panko Scotch Eggs drizzled with BBQ sauce; "Ashley's Awesome Sopapillas". Next, he tours the Dogwood Festival in Farmville, North Carolina for the "Oh Boy! Po'boy" blackened chicken, cheese sauce, onions and peppers; "Asian Orange Chicken Wings" with fried rice; "Coco Banana Ice Cream".
2.5"From Crawfish to California"August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
Noah visits the Louisiana Crawfish Festival in Chalmette to sample "Chad's Crawfish Cakes", Turtles Funnel Cake topped with cream cheese icing, chocolate, caramel and pecans; "Ryan's Rocking Rolls", Oysters Bienville and shrimp mixture in an egg roll; Rocky Road Caramel Apples. Next, he travels to Porterville, California to taste "Tony's Deep-Fried Pastrami Pizza"; an "Inside Out Pineapple Upside Down Cake" on a stick; and a "Fiesta Funnel Cake", cornmeal batter topped with nacho sauce and jalapenos.
2.6"From Chowchilla-Madera to Ciao!"August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)
Noah visits the Chowchilla-Madera County Fair in Chowchilla, California to sample "Deep Pit Barbecue", almond wood-smoked beef shoulder, baked beans and "salad slaw"; "Funnel Cake Bacon Cheeseburger", topped with buttermilk maple syrup; "Baja Fried Avocado Taco"; and "Bacon Cinnamon Roll Sundae". Next, he arrives at the St. Michael School Italian Festival in Stanhope, New Jersey for "Dellano's Zeppoles", "Hoboken Fat Boy", fat sandwich stuffed with deep-fried ravioli, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, steak fries, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers and marina sauce; and "Cake 'N' Bacon", chocolate-dipped cheesecake coated in bacon bits.
2.7"From Strawberry to Silver Dollar"September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)
Noah visits the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, California to try "The Captain's Shrimp", cereal-coated fried shrimp drizzled with grape jelly/sriracha sauce on a stick; "Sinfully Spicy Cheese Pretzel", topped with jalapenos and cinnamon candy sauce; "Lola's Tacos Al Pastor", chili-marinaded pork and pineapple. Next, he arrives at Brandywine Strawberry Festival in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where he samples Strawberry Kettle Corn; "The Colossal Sandwich" Big Fat Daddy's award-winning crab cake/pit beef with bacon, cheddar, provolone and crab dip; "The Slizzler", mixed veggies, grilled chicken, rice in a spinach tortilla bowl; "Chicken Parm'wich", Parmesan chicken patty sandwich.
2.8"From Golden State to Gizzards"September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)
Noah visits the Sacramento County Fair in Sacramento, California to try a Squeeze Inn "Jalapeno Cheese Skirt Burger"; "Greek Nachos", a deconstructed gyro & deep-fried pita bread chips topped with tzatziki; "Reuben Fries", topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese & sauerkraut/Russian dressing; "Cowboy Campfire Churros", topped with, chocolate sauce, bacon & toasted marshmallow cream. Next, he arrives at Gizzard Fest in Potterville, Michigan to sample Deep-Fried Chicken Gizzards; "Gizzard City Donuts", deep-fried bacon-wrapped mini coconut donuts, drizzled with honey/sriracha; "The Ringo", Polish sausage corn dog wrapped with colossal onion rings and Ranch dressing.
2.9"From Michigan to Maize"September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)
Noah visits the Start of Summer Celebration in Rockford, Michigan to try "Beer Can Chicken Pizza Cone", BBQ sauce beer can chicken, caramelized onions, mozzarella, stuffed into a baked pizza dough cone; "Salted Caramel Apple Gelato", with green apple shave ice, caramel, graham crackers; "Soul on a Roll", two BBQ sauced pulled pork with coleslaw on a brioche bun; "To Die For Casserole", cream of celery, Colby jack cheese, hash browns with cornbread topping. Next, he travels to the Delaware County Fair in Manchester, Iowa to taste a "Hillbilly Hamburger", elk patty topped with a foot-long hot dog, Gouda cheese, deep-fried potato salad & bacon/tomato sauce; "Dream Puffs", deep-fried cream puffs topped with strawberry sauce; and a "Bacon Screamer", ice cream sandwich with bacon buns in a salted chocolate/caramel sauce.
2.10"From Cornfields to Canada"October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01)
Noah visits the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minnesota to try "Barbe'choes", a BBQ beef/pork and nachos fusion; a "Deep Fried Banana Split" with a tempura banana; the "Dynamite Dog", hot dog, jalapenos, sour cream in an egg roll wrapper, deep-fried; "North Woods Sandwich", sliced prime rib, Swiss cheese, sauteed onions & horseradish sauce on ciabatta. Next, he arrives at the Red River Exhibition in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to sample the "Habanero Crunch Burger", topped with salsa, jack cheese, habaneros, avocado, sour cream & Doritos; a "Cheesecake Burrito", wrapped in a tortilla & deep-fried; and "Prairie Poutine", topped with cheese curds, onion rings, BBQ pulled pork & gravy.
2.11"From Heatwave to Heartland"October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
Noah visits the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California to sample a "Stuffy's Mac & Cheese Bacon Burger", beef patty stuffed with 3-cheese mac & cheese; a "Chile Relleno Dog", cheese/relleno chili corn dog topped with queso/salsa; "Hazelnutty Deep Fried Pop", deep-fried hazelnut popsicle; "Caliente Curls", curly fries with jalapenos, bell peppers & onions. Next, he travels to Dubuque, Iowa for the Dubuque County Fair to try "Reverend Tom's Cowboy Beans" with 3-types of beans/4-kinds of meat; "Tropical tantalizer", grilled rum-soaked pineapple on pound cake with ice cream, toasted macadamias & coconut; and a "Sunnyside Burger", beef patty, eggs, ham & cheese in between hashbrown buns.
2.12"From West Coast to Wisconsin"October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)
Noah visits at the Sonoma Marin Fair in Sonoma, California to sample "Breakfast on a Stick" and a new twist on the "Green Goddess". Next, he arrives at the Racine County Fair in Union Grove, Wisconsin for the "Crispy Bacon Cookie Crunch", deep-fried egg roll wraps filled with bacon oatmeal cookie dough served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with maple syrup; classic cheese curds; and a "pink" taco.
2.13"From Rock and Roll to Red River"October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22)"
Noah visits the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and tries the "Minneapple Pie"; the "OMG Bar", deep-fried Milky Way candy bar rolled in bacon pieces, topped with brown sugar, vanilla ice cream and drizzled with powered sugar and maple syrup; a "Peanut Pork Out", deep-fried pork shoulder on a stick, drizzled with a honey peanut sauce on a bed of sweet potato fries; and the "Cheddar Chimney", a Hungarian pastry that's hollow in the middle and filled with cheese. Next he heads to the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo, North Dakota to sample the Jalapeño Wontons.

Season 3 (2016)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
3.1"Royals and the Red River City"April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07)
Noah visits the Royal Winter Fair Agricultural Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to try the "Great Canadian Rosti", a giant Swiss potato pancake with peameal bacon and cheddar; a "Massive Marshmallow Crunch", deep-fried marshmallows topped with caramel, chocolate, toffee chunks and a scoop of vanilla; "The Blue Balsamic", a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with balsamic blueberries, basil, cheddar and goat cheese; and "The Mean Green", a churro pistachio gelato sandwich with strawberry sauce. Next, he travels to the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana to sample "The Five Pounder, a 5-lb cheeseburger topped with beef chili, potato swirls and onion rings; "Lupita's Gorditas" filled with chicharron; and "Not Yo' Average Nachos", sopapillas topped with mozzarella, cheddar, chocolate chips, and vanilla ice cream.
3.2"Lights and Literature"April 14, 2016 (2016-04-14)
Noah visits the first annual Magical Winter Lights in Houston, Texas to sample "The Torthai", a torta stuffed with Thai basil chicken, mozzarella, red curry, and pineapple pico de gallo in a bolillo bun; a deep-fried root beer float, a root beer batter funnel cake topped with vanilla ice cream, root beer syrup, whipped cream and a candy cane straw; the "Koagie Dog", deep-fried hot dog toppws with Asian pear marinaded ribeye, red cabbage slaw, a fried egg and spicy mayo; and a "Berry Brûlée Waffle", filled with Irish cream liquor custard and strawberries. Next, he goes to the Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, Texas to try "Fagin's Fried Shrimp", Cajun-spiced battered shrimp and fries with honey mustard ranch sauce; Cajun-seasoned Scotch Eggs topped with yellow mustard; and Deep-Fried Baklava, funnel cake battered and topped with chocolate sauce.
3.3"Freak Show of Funnel Cakes"April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
Noah remembers all the crazy and delicious funnel cakes he's tried at various fairs, including the deep-fried treat with maple and bacon in Georgia, a funnel cake sundae in Ohio, a pumpkin funnel cake in Kentucky, an apple funnel cake in Pennsylvania, and one topped with nacho cheese and jalapenos in California.
3.4"Burgers and Bombs"April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
Noah visits the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida to try the waffle burger and doughnut burger; and a Philly cheeseteak. Next, he travels to the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colorado to taste the "Uber-tater"; and an "Icy Apple Dream".
3.5"Say Cheese!"April 28, 2016 (2016-04-28)
Noah recalls the cheesiest dishes, both savory and sweet, including Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "Cowboy Pistolettes" at the Nederland Heritage Festival in Nederland, Texas, the Jalapeno Cheese Skirt Burger at the Sacramento County Fair in Sacramento, California; the "Cheddar Chimney" Hungarian pastry at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Classic Deep-Fried Cheese Curds at the Racine County Fair in Union Grove, Wisconsin, Smoked Mac & Cheese at the Portland Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon; and a "Cake 'N' Bacon" at the St. Michael School Italian Festival in Stanhope, New Jersey.
3.6"Cowboys and Cakes"April 28, 2016 (2016-04-28)
Noah visits the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas to taste "Tad's Bodacious Burrito", a spinach tortilla stuffed with rice, salsa, cheese and black beans; a "Cowboy Burrito", filled with steak, cheese, and skillet potatoes; the "Wake 'N' Cake", Fruity Pebbles cereal funnel cake topped with chocolate sauce, bananas, strawberries and blackberries; and a "Texan Juicy Lucy", packed with cheese, jalapenos, bacon and onions inside the patty. Next, he travels to the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Florida to sample a Funnel Cake Pizza, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni; "The Triple B", a "bacon meatloaf bomb" burger; and the "Chocoberry Orie", one chocolate and one strawberry funnel cake sandwich with vanilla icing in the middle.
3.7"Mac and Cheese and Monster Meat"May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)
Noah visits at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York to try "The Defibrillator", a deep-fried burger with deep-fried bacon, pickles, and cheese curds on two grilled cheese sandwich buns; Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese; "The Crispy Clamwich", a fried clam and coleslaw sandwich; and PB&J Sandwich Ice Cream. Next, he travels to the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, South Carolina to sample "The Super Stick", deep-fried pizza (cheese & pepperoni) on a stick; the "Monster Meatball Sub", meatballs, mozzarella, pepper & onions sandwich, and "The King's Corn Dog", deep-fried chocolate chip and banana battered corn dog, topped with peanut butter.
3.8"Bowls and Rolls"May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12)
Noah visits the Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada to try the "Thanksgiving Bowl", turkey stew with dates and figs topped with cranberry cornbread; a Cheeseburger Eggroll, stuffed with ground beef, two cheeses, topped with smoked bacon ranch sauce and dusted onions; an Ale & Apple Fritter, beer-battered, deep-fried and topped with cinnamon, caramel and vanilla ice cream; Butter-Bacon poutine topped with Indian butter chicken sauce. Next, he goes to the Columbia Country Fair in Lake City, Florida to eat Gator Nuggets with "Swamp Sauce", deep-fried with a ketchup/horseradish hot sauce; "Hog on a Log", cola-glazed BBQ pork kabob; and "Angel & Devil Dogs", a pork sausage corn dog topped with either "devil dust" spice rub or "angel drippings", maple syrup sauce.
3.9"Dumplings and Pumpkins"May 19, 2016 (2016-05-19)
Noah visits the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee, Florida to sample the 2 1/2-pound "Belly Buster Philly Cheesesteak; "Reverend Larry's Oxtail" stewed and served over vegetable rice; a "Bacon Blast", a bacon-wrapped snake cake stuffed with a Twix bar, battered/deep-fried and topped with bacon; and "Dead Heat Tacos", filled with orange-juice marinated chicken, Cotitja cheese, teriyaki-glazed cabbage, raspberry habanero sauce and chipotle sauce. Next, he travels to the Erin Fall Fair in Erin, Ontario, Canada to try the "AG Apple Dumpling", an apple in pastry dough topped with sugar and caramel made by the town's agricultural society; and Pork Belly Sliders, deep-fried and glazed with ale and balsamic; and "Crackle Lanterns", pumpkin creme brulee served in mini pumpkins garnished with pumpkin seed brittle.
3.10"Shepherd's Pie and Sunday Dinner Sundaes"May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26)
Noah visits the Big E (Eastern States Exposition) in Springfield, Massachusetts to taste the Turducken Sandwich, a ground chicken & turkey, duck confit, sausage, cornbread patty topped cheese and cranberry aioli; Deep-Fried Fruit Punch; Country Fried Shepherd's Pie, panko deep-fried balls filled with ground beef, corn and potatoes topped with gravy; and "The Big E-clair", a giant eclair. Next, he travels to the Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville, Georgia to eat "The FFB", a fried bologna burger topped with pimento cheese, beef chili and chopped onions; a "Sunday Dinner Sundae", layered with cheese fries, bacon, grilled steak, and a cherry tomato; and Funnel-Fried Bacon, funnel cake battered deep-fried bacon topped with powdered sugar and maple butter cream.
3.11"Clams and Cannoli"June 2, 2016 (2016-06-02)
Noah visits the Delaware County Fair in Walton, New York to try the "Spaghizza", pizza topped with spaghetti and meatballs; the "Freshmen 15 Fries", topped with pork rib tips, nacho cheese, BBQ sauce and a deep-fried pickle; "Walton Veterans Clams & Corn", steamed clams and corn on the cob; and a "Holy Cannoli", a giant deep-fried cannoli. Next, he goes to the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, Georgia to sample the "Slammin' Salmon Breakfast Biscuit", deep-fried salmon patty, cheese and a fried egg on a buttermilk biscuit served with grits; "The Bird Dog", chicken deep-fried in waffle batter topped with cheese sauce and bacon on a hot dog bun; and "The Dirt Road Banana Split", cherry, pineapple, banana, strawberry mixed ice cream on a hot fudge brownie topped with whipped cream, hot fudge and cherries.
3.12"Hot Doggin'"June 2, 2016 (2016-06-02)
Noah remembers the best hot dogs with wacky toppings from festivals and fairs he visited, including "The Crabby Dog", with crab dip and cheddar cheese on a pretzel bun at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland; the "Kimchi Korean Dog" at Prairie Fest in Oswego, Illinois; "The King's Corn Dog" at the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, South Carolina; the Chile Relleno dog at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California; the "Dynamite Dog" at the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minnesota; the "Churro Dog", turkey dog wrapped in churro dough with cranberry sauce at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma, California; and "The Ringo" at Gizzard Fest in Potterville, Michigan.
3.13"Meat and Mandarins"June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09)
Noah visits the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair in Florence, South Carolina to taste the "Smokin' Okra Burger", topped with deep-fried okra, bacon, and pimento cheese; deep-fried banana pudding, in egg roll wraps topped with chocolate sauce and vanilla wafers; the "Calzagna", a canzone stuffed with lasagna; the "Deep Fried Philly Blossom", a blooming onion topped with cheese steak meat, peppers, and nacho cheese. Next, he travels to the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, California to sample "The Big Yum", vegetable & bean chili loaded in a pretzel cone; "Atomic Habanero Tots", tater tots topped with nacho cheese, ground kobe beef, bison and wild boar, and a crema of habanero, Thai chili, Serrano and Indian spicer long peppers; and the "Mandarin Cheesecake Pizza", topped with cream cheese, mandarin orange slices, mandarin jam and mozzarella.
3.14"Everything's Better With Bacon"June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09)
Noah proves that everything is better with the crispy, salty, meaty treat as he recalls the best bacon dishes at fairs and festivals he's visited, including; the "Crispy Bacon Cookie Crunch" at the Racine County Fair in Union Grove, Wisconsin; Pork Belly Sliders at the Erin Fall Fair in Erin, Ontario, Canada; "The Bacon Bomber" at the Erin county Fair in Buffalo, New York; the "Bacon Cinnamon Roll Sundae" at the Chowchilla-Madera County Fair in Chowchilla, California; Bacon "Gizzard City Donuts" at Gizzard Fest in Potterville, Michigan; a bacon-coated "OMG Bar" at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; and the "Bacon Screamer" at the Delaware County Fair in Manchester, Iowa.
3.15"Funnel Cakes and Fried Fudge"June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16)
Noah visits the 250 annual York Fair in York, Pennsylvania, established 1765, to try the "Fork Free Chick'n'Waffle", panko deep-fried chicken tenders topped brown gravy served inside a waffle cone; a "Christmas Corn Dog", turkey, sausage, and mashed potatoes stuffing ball dipped in cornmeal batter and deep-fried topped with cranberry relish; an Apple Pie Funnel Cake topped with white cheddar cheese and a cinnamon apple slice; and the "Burger Bomb Stuffed Pretzel" stuffed with a hamburger, bacon, mac & cheese and strawberry jelly, topped with a fried egg. Next, he travels to the Steuben County Fair in Bath, New York to try the "Steuben Cuban", a Cuban sandwich with spiced roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mayo and pickles; a "Rainbow Sugar Waffle", a thin, crispy waffle dipped in chocolate and rainbow sprinkles; and "Five Alarm Fried Fudge", funnel cake-battered deep-fried sriracha-swirled maple fudge.
3.16"Feast and Fries"June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23)
Noah visits the Paris Fair in Paris, Ontario, Canada to try "The Dirt Burger", two bison patties, topped with three cheeses, bacon, peameal bacon, caramelized onions, hot sauce, gravy and beef chili; a Meat Pie Poutine, topped with gravy, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses; "Her Majesty's Feast", a breakfast sandwich consisting of pork sausage patty, cheddar cheese, fried onions, and lettuce on two potato scones; and the "Maddy Moo's Wrap Attack", a massive wrap stuffed with a 16-inch deep-fried hot dog, topped with cheese, beef chili, onions, bacon, and sour cream, speared with four fried mushrooms. Next, he heads to the Washington County Fair in Greenwich, New York to sample "Sugar Shack Cotton Candy" made with real maple syrup; "Bleu Ribbon Fries", Saratoga chips topped with popcorn chicken, blue cheese dressing and buffalo sauce; and a "Twisted S'more", a pretzel coated with peanut butter, toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate sauce.
3.17"Hogs and Dogs"June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)
Noah visits the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland to taste "The Whole Hog", BBQ pulled pork with 7-bean baked beans, mac n' cheese, all on top of corn bread; the "Cake-a-Dilla", a grilled tortilla stuffed with cherry cheesecake filling and Graham cracker crumble; "The Crabby Dog", hot dog topped with blue crab dip and melted cheddar cheese on a pretzel bun; and "The Hula Boat", pineapple chunks, pecans, ginger snap cookies crumbles and coconut flakes, topped with condensed milk, served in a hollowed out pineapple and smoked. Next, he goes to the Wyoming County Fair in Pike, New York to try a "Mexizza", topped with taco seasoned ground beef, cheddar and jack cheeses, jalapenos, black olives and tomatoes on flat bread; the "Monster Veggie Wrap", massive wrap stuffed with deep-fried veggies, lettuce, tomato, and ranch-hot sauce; and "Exploding Fireball Taffy", infused with cinnamon oil and popping candy.
3.18"Ice Cream Dream"July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07)
Noah remembers the best ice cream concoctions in a cup, cone or as a final element in a delicious dessert he's tasted at fairs and festivals; including the "Spaghetti Ice Cream" at the California State Fair in Sacramento, California; the "Ice Dream Sandwich" at the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn, Georgia; the "Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream" at the Magnolia Festival in Gardendale, Alabama; the "Salted Caramel Apple Gelato" at the Rockford Start of Summer Celebration in Rockford, Michigan; "The Dirt Road Banana Split" at the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, Georgia; a "Deep-Fried Banana Split" at the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minnesota; and "PB & J Ice Cream" at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.
3.19"Fusion Fiesta"July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)
Noah recalls all the funky fusion foods he's tried at fairs and festivals, including, the "Japanese Dog" at K-Days in Edmonton, Alberta; Canada; the "Peanut Pork Out" at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; the "Tofu Sushi Burrito" at Lemonade Days in Dunwoody, Georgia; "Asian Orange Chicken Wings" at the Dogwood Festival in Farmville, North Carolina; a "Tofu Bao Taco" at The CNE in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; a "Chicken Tinga Masala Tostada" at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and the "Butter Bacon Poutine" at the Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

Season 4 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
4.1"Some Like It Popped"March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)
In the season four priemere, Noah stops at the Big Butler Fair in Prospect, Pennsylvania to try the "Coneavore", a cone filled with hickory-smoked beef brisket, chicken & pork, baked beans and coleslaw served in a soft pretzel cone; the "Funnel Cake Tart", a fruity pop tart, dipped in funnel cake batter, deep-fried and topped with ice cream and Fruity Pebbles; the "Ragin' Cajun Hogie", smoked chicken in a bourbon sauce topped with Cajun style red beans and rice, banana peppers and hot sauce on a hogie roll; the "Big Banana Pop", a banana on a stick dipped in pumpkin funnel cake batter, deep-fried and topped with maple syrup icing and pecans. Next, he heads to the San Mateo County Fair in San Mateo, California to try the "World Series Burger", a square steamed jalpeno beef patty topped with steamed cheddar cheese, a fried egg, bacon, pastrami, and avocado on a brioche bun; the "Chile Relleno Burrito", a green chili pepper stuffed with cheese, egg battered and deep-fried, wrapped in a flour tortilla filled with rice, beans, and carne asada, drizzled with red and green salsa; and a "Birthday Cake Popcorn Ball", topped with a cake mix marshmallow cream and rainbow sprinkles.
4.2"When Harry Met Salad"March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
Noah Cappe visits the Wayne County Fair in Richmond, Indiana, where he tries the "Bacon PB&J Quesadilla, a toasted flour tortilla stuffed with bacon crumbles, peanut butter, grape jelly, PB chips, and chocolate chips, topped with caramel and rainbow sprinkles; "Deep Fried Salad, batter and deep-fried local vegetables on a bed of romaine lettuce, tomatoes and olives, topped with a ranch & horseradish sauce; the "Walking BBQ", smoked apple juice-infused Cajun seasoned pulled pork shoulder, barbecue baked beans, applewood-smoked bacon, coleslaw, barbecue & buffalo sauce, layered on top of corn chips, served in a Fritos bag; and the "Burst O' Freedom", homemade three scoops of ice cream: red raspberry, vanilla with white chocolate chunks filled with popping candy, and blueberry, topped with a red and blue hard candy shell syrup, crushed hard candy, whipped cream, and a cherry, served in a waffle bowl with a red & blue rock crystal candy on a stick. Next. he heads to the Lane County Fair in Eugene, Oregon to sample the "Frisco Sandwich", grilled chicken thigh in a chili & garlic soy sauce, topped with peanut sauce, red cabbage slaw, served on a toasted onion bun; the "Jalapeno Popper Onion Ring", hickory-smoked bacon wrapped, beer-battered deep-fried colossal vidalia onion ring on a stick, drizzled with a cream cream, jalapeno and milk sauce; and the "Deep Fried Coffee", coffee syrup vanilla extract funnel cake bits, topped with more coffee syrup, powdered sugar whipped cream and white & dark chocolate covered coffee beans.
4.3"Dawn of the Bread"March 23, 2017 (2017-03-23)
Noah Cappe travels to the Columbia County Fair in St. Helens, Oregon, where he tastes the "Lonestar Corndog", a foot-long funnel cake battered (made with lemon-lime soda) chicken & pork corndog topped with cheddar cheese sauce, beef chili and jalapenos, the "Pacific Coast Pita", toasted pita bread stuffed with satueed halibut, avocados, corn, red cabbage, and chipotle sour cream; "Mountainman Stuffed Frybread", traditional Indian fry bread stuffed with grilled black angus steak, sliced mushrooms, red & green bell peppers, provolone, cheddar and mozzerella, topped with garlic butter and parmesan; and "Marionberry Volcanoes", a marionberry cream cheese filling stuffed inside a deep-fried egg roll wrapper. Next, he visits the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville, California to sample the "Rib Pops", boiled and deep-fried French-cut pork ribs topped with seasoned and glazed with orange marmalade and topped with fresh mango and smoked bacon; "The Maui wowie", a half pineapple filled with white rice, Hawaiian slaw, grilled shrimp, and a glaze of brown sugar, teriyaki, soy sauce; and the "Banana S'mores Crepe Cone", a brown sugar crepe rolled into a cone, filled with sliced bananas, mini marshmallows, hazelnut spread, and topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, a roasted marshmallow and crushed graham crackers.
4.4"Meat, Pray, Love"March 30, 2017 (2017-03-30)
Noah first stops the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Delaware, to sample the "Delaware Dog", a deep-fried hot dog with scrapple stuffed inside a deep-fried buttermilk biscuit bun, drizzled with maple syrup; a "Killer Cereal Treat", a Fruity Pebbles marshmallow treat, smothered in funnel cake batter, deep-fried, topped with powered sugar and chocolate sauce; the "Octotaco", a grilled tortilla filled with braised octopus in chipotle, garlic and ancho chili sauce, and jicama slaw; "Frankenfunnel Burger", a half-pound bacon cheeseburger topped with a hot dog, a mini funnel cake, barbecue pulled pork and shredded cheddar cheese. Next, Noah stops at the Obion County Fair in Union City, Tennessee to try some "Tennessee Wings", deep-fried hushpuppy-battered chicken wings topped with buffalo sauce, parmesan and blue cheese crumbles; the "Pope's Polish Pizza", topped with tomato sauce, romano, mozzarella, provolone cheeses, green peppers, onions and Polish sausage, with dijon and spicy brown mustard sauce and a garlic butter crust; and the "Super Strawberry Funnel Cake", a strawberry flavored funnel cake topped with strawberry sauce, strawberries and whipped cream.
4.5"Zacho Libre"April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
Noah visits the Eaton County Fair in Charlotte, Michigan, for the "Peanut Butter 'Not' Dog", a hotdog made of ground beef, topped with bacon on a peanut buttered roll, battered and deep-fried, drizzled with chocolate sauce; "Pina Colada Shrimp Tacos", flour tortillas filled with rum coconut shrimp (panko and coconut flakes), topped with cheese, pineapple chunks and cabbage; "Z'achos", beer-battered fried zucchini topped with cheddar cheese sauce, jalapenos, sour cream, bacon bits, and salsa; and "Katie's Deep-Fried Strawberry Shortcake, deep-fried biscuits layered with strawberries and whipped cream. Next, he heads to the Montgomery County Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he samples "Pigs in a Pancake", a sausage wrapped in bacon, deep-fried and dipped in pancake batter and fried, drizzled in maple syrup; "Columbian Street Corn", barbecue corn on the cob coated with butter, chili salt and lime juice, cut off cob and topped with mayo-ketchup sauce, salt & vinegar potato chip crumbles and cotija cheese; and "Matcha Made in Heaven", matcha green tea steeped with ginger and lemongrass over shaved ice, topped with caramelized honey and lychee.
4.6"Jurassic Pork"April 13, 2017 (2017-04-13)
Noah visits the Pickaway County Fair in Circleville, Ohio, to try the "Three Little Pigs Melt", layered with a 4-ounce sausage patty, hickory-smoked bacon, local ham, American and Swiss cheeses, and fried eggs on butter-toasted Amish sour dough bread; the "Buffalo Chicken Stromboli, stuffed with mozzarella, provelone cheese, and grilled chicken in buffalo sauce, topped with garlic butter and blue cheese crumbles; and the "Big PLT", cornmeal crusted deep-fried pork tenderloin topped with fried green tomatoes, bacon bits, and lettuce, onions and mayo on a steamed bun. Next, he tours the Wilson County Fair, in Lebanon, Tennessee, to taste a "Cotton Candy Cupcake", cotton candy infused cake, topped with purple colored buttercream and cotton candy garnish; the "Tennessee Hot Chicken", floured in spices, deep-fried and sprinkled with hot & spicy seasoning and topped with pickles on toast; an "Apple Pie Cheesecake", topped with granny Smith apple slices and cinnamon oat crumbles; and the "Meme's Meatloaf Sandwich", a thick slice of meatloaf (made with oats, onions, green peppers, tomatoes and green chilies) topped with ketchup, two slices of pepperjack cheese, jalapenos and pickles on Texas toast.
4.7"A Guac to Remember"April 20, 2017 (2017-04-20)
Noah travels to the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to sample the "Big Pickle Dog", a hot dog stuffed inside a giant dill pickle in corn dog batter and deep-fried, topped with mustard and ketchup; a "Deep-Fried Margarita", golden pound cake cubes in tequila batter, deep-fried, topped with lime and powdered sugar and served in a sugar rimmed cup; the "Colonel Katsu Bao", a bao Asian-bun stuffed with panko fried chicken marniated with onions, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and green hot sauce, topped with sweet cabbage slaw, and drizzled with a basil lychee mustard sauce; and a "Churroreo", a deep-fried Oreo churro, battered in Oreos served with cookie cream filling sauce. Next, he stops at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, California, where he tries "Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly", pork belly chunks, rubbed in ground sage and rosemary, skewered and wrapped in honey smoked bacon, smoked and grilled; "Deep Fried Guacamole", made with avocado, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice salt & pepper, rolled in panko, wrapped in bacon a, battered and deep-fried served with ranch dip; and a treat made just for him, "The Noah", deep-fried bacon-wrapped jalapenos stuffed with caramel squares, topped with caramel sauce and powdered sugar.
4.8"Cheesy Rider"April 27, 2017 (2017-04-27)
Noah visits the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, Virginia, to taste the Chesapeake Bay Poutine, Idaho potato hand-cut fries topped with crab dip made with Maryland blue crab, shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, mayo, horseradish and seafood seasoning, sprinkled with chives and a deep-fried crab ball; a Muggerz BBQ's "Big Daddy's BBQ Rolls", egg rolls stuffed with smoked pulled pork and mac & cheese, drizzled with peach bourbon barbecue sauce; the "Monumental Grilled Cheese", an eight-sliced cheese grilled cheese sandwich for buns layered with two quarter-pound beef patties, pepper jack cheese, bacon-fat grilled onions, two strips of bacon and a fried egg; and a "Peach Blossom Dumpling", topped with cinnamon sauce and a scoop of peach ice cream. Next, he heads to the Western Fair in London, Ontario, Canada to try the "Bacaroni Bowl", cheddar mac & cheese inside a bowl made of bacon, topped with cheese sauce and bacon bits; the "Corn Dog Poutine", fries topped with cheese curds, gravy and bite-sized smoked bacon-cheddar corn dogs; and the "Cherry Cheesecake Tempura", made with goat cheese, ricotta, cream cheese and lemon zest, topped with brown sugar amaretto cherry jam, placed in spring roll wrappers, tempura battered and deep-fried.
4.9"Get Him to the Greek Pizza"May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04)
Noah stops at the Big Butler Fair in Prospect, Pennsylvania where he samples the "Greek Pizza", topped with oregano, parsley, provelone, red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, gsrlic salt, catamlove olives, and gyro meat; the "Crabby Patty's Crabby Patty", a grilled crab cake made with mayo, Cajun seasoning and cracker crumbs, topped with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on a toasted bun; a "Deep Fried Chili Dog", a hot dog topped with beef and kidney bean chili, spicy cheddar cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla and deep-fried, drizzled with cheese sauce and green onions; and the "Fluffernutter Elephant Ear", jumbo deep-fried pastry dough topped with marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and, chocolate sauce. Next he travels to the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Mississippi to try "Porkychos", pork rinds topped "sloppy sauce" (made with honey, tomato paste, brown sugar and hot sauce), pulled pork, hot monetary jack cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream; the "Beer Battered Burger", beef patty topped with "sticky sauce" (mayo, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and secret seasoning), yellow & white American cheeses, applewood smoked bacon, jalapenos on a bun, beer-battered and deep-fried; and the "Mississippi Mud Fry", chocolate pie with cream cheese frosting, whipped cream and a pecan cookie base, funnel cake battered and deep-fried.
4.10"The Rainbow Confection"May 11, 2017 (2017-05-11)
Noah heads to the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, California to try the "Jackfruit Torta", a Mexican torta stuffed with marinated jackfruit, cole slaw, pinto beans, tomatillo sauce and chipotle mayo inside a toasted bolillo roll; "Fried PB Meatballs", drizzed with a Thai-inspired peanut butter sauce; "Cherry Punch Hot Wings", deep-fried chicken wings topped with cherry punch syrup; and an "Rainbow Cup @ Ice Cream Garden", a bed of strawberry shortbread and cream cookie crumbs, layered with green tea ice cream, more strawberry cookie crumbs, and garnished a sour rainbow candy, rainbow marshmallows and rainbow sprinkles, served in a flower pot. Next, he stops at the Markham County Fair in Markham, Ontario, Canada to sample the "Pulled Pork Rainbow Melt", smoked pulled pork shoulder, slathered in homemade barbecue, topped with rainbow-dyed mozzarella cheese on toasted egg bread, served with red pepper & tomato soup dip; a "Fried Roasted Turkey Leg", smoked turkey leg coated in frosted flakes cereal; and "The Crispy Cruncher", a caramel apple rolled with puffed rice cereal, Belgium chocloate and drizzled with Belgium white chocolate.
4.11"Piefidelity"May 18, 2017 (2017-05-18)
Noah visits the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Delaware to taste the "Apple Scapple Burger", a beef patty topped with grilled scrapple, cheese, apple slices and apple ginger jam; the "Shrimp Dog", six jumbo shrimp dipped in spiced corn dog batter, deep-fried, squeezed with lemon, served with tartar sauce and cocktail sauce; the "Crabtastic Po'boy", panko crusted deep-fried soft shell crab topped with four jumbo lump crab balls on an Old Bay dusted roll; and "Beer Battered Key Lime Pie" cheesecake key lime pie, shaped in a ball, rolled in graham crackers, tempura battered, deep-fried, served on a stick. Next, he travels to the Arizona State Fair for a "Deep-Fried Tamale", a smoked pulled pork tamale, deep-fried and topped with pepperjack cheese; the "Chili Pie Burger", beef patty topped with chili, corn chips, onions, cheese, battered & deep-fried avocado on sesame seed bun; and the "Cinnamonster", mini cinnamon rolls and marshmallows on a skewer, dipped in chocolate, battered, deep-fried, topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.
4.12"The Good, the Bacon, the Ugly"May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25)
Noah travels to the Oakland County Fair in Davisburg, Michigan to try the "Rodeo Pizza", topped with hickory & molasses barbecue sauce, smoked pulled pork, onions and mozzarella; the "Whole Farm", hickory-smoked ham & bacon, layered with two fried eggs, three different cheeses, bean & corn salsa, chopped onions, mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini in marinated garlic & oil, lettuce and tomato on buttered panini-pressed bread; and the "Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap", a hard corn tortilla inside a flour tortilla stuffed with cheese sauce, taco meat, lettuce, tomato and shredded cheddar, topped with sour cream and salsa; and "Fried Sweet Potato Pie", mashed sweet potato filling, inside dumpling wrappers, deep-fried and topped with cream cheese icing and bourbon-candied pecans. Next, he heads to the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas to sample "Chicken Fried Lobster", a jumbo lobster tail, battered in Cajun spiced egg wash, double dipped in seasoned flour, deep-fried and drizzled with champagne gravy, served with "Texas caviar" (corn & bean salad); the "Bacon-tilla", shredded beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes inside a deep-fried bacon-weave tortilla; and the "Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly", carrot cake crumbles, grated carrots and raisins layered with cream cheese inside a rolled cinnamon bread, battered in cinnamon-sugar, panko gandcracker crumbs, deep-fried and topped with cream cheese icing, served with caramel sauce and a caramel macchiato coffee creamer whipped cream.
4.13"50 Shades of Crepe"June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01)
Noah travels to the Pacific National Exhibition or the "PNE" in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to sample the "Poutine Stuffed Burger", two grilled beef patties stuffed with gravy and cheese curds, topped fries, lettuce and tomtatos; "Shrimp Fried Rice Balls", shrimp balls made with bamboo, edamame, pickled mustard greens, mushrooms, sesame oil, hoisin sauce and sushi rice, breaded and deep-fried; "Jerk Chicken Dumplings", chicken tighs in a jerk season with scotch bonnet peppers, wrapped in wonton paper and deep-fried, drizzled with sweet Thai chili sauce; the "Donuccino", an iced cappuccino, garnished with a skewer of deep-fried salted caramel icing coffee donut holes. Next, he visits the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine to taste the "Jumbo Colossal Lobster Roll", fresh local lobster chunks soaked with "Matty Butter" (melted butter with ginger and sriracha) on a toasted brioche roll; the "Pig Pile in Paradise", fried topped with smoked pork ribs pulled pork in a secret paprika & brown sugar rub, sauced with chili vinegar, and grilled pineapple jalapeno relish; and the "Blueberry Hill Crepe", crepe stuffed with pastry cream custard and a blueberry compote, topped with fresh whipped cream, blueberries and edible flowers.
4.14"Burger Bonanza"June 8, 2017 (2017-06-08)
Noah samples the variety of the wildest hamburgers carnival cooks have come up with to honor the much loved American classic. He visits a number of the nation's fairs, including the Delaware County Fair in Manchester, Iowa where he tries the "Hillbilly Hamburger", an elk patty stuffed with a grilled hot dog, and topped with gouda cheese fried potato salad, and bacon tomato sauce on a toasted bun. The York County Fair in York, Pennsylvania for the "Burger Bomb Pretzel", a pretzel stuffed with a beef patty, bacon, strawberry jelly, mac & cheese and American cheese, baked and topped with salt, butter and a fried egg. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas, for the "Texas Chili Burger", an angus beef patty topped with an beef jalapeno beer chili, cheese, lettuce, pickles, bacon and queso cheese sauce. The Red River Exhibition in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the "Habanero Crunch Burger", a taco seasoned beef patty topped with salsa, Monterey jack cheese, habaneros, jalapenos, avocados, sour cream, and nacho corn chips. The Florida State Fair in Tampa, Florida for "The Triple B", a ranch dressing barbecue sauce beef loaf stuffed and lattice-wrapped with bacon and topped with pickles, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a slice of white cheddar. The Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair in Florence, South Carolina for the "Smokin' Okra Burger", a beef patty topped with bacon, pimento cheese, deep-fried okra, lettuce, tomatoes and yellow mustard. And the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida for the "Donut Philly Burger", beef patty topped with shaved beef sirloin steak, caramelized onions and peppers, and provelone cheese on two glazed donut buns.
4.15"Breakfast of Champions"June 15, 2017 (2017-06-15)
Noah recalls all the breakfast foods he sampled at various carnival and state fairs. Including; the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colorado to taste "The F-Bomb", a hotdog topped with bacon, eggs and cheddar cheese on top French toast, drizzled with butter caramel sauce; K-Days in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the "Breakfast Poutine", fries topped with cheese curds, gravy, black forest ham and a fried egg; the Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma, California for "Breakfast on a Stick", bacon-wrapped sausage dipped in pancake batter, deep-fried and drizzled with syrup, served with bacon flavored soda; the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas for the "Wake N' Cake", a Fruity Pebbles cereal funnel cake topped with whipped cream, bananas, mixed berries, strawberry syrup and chocolate sauce; the Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque, Iowa for the "Sunnyside Burger", beef patty topped with American cheese, Swiss cheese, eggs, and Canadian bacon on a hash brown buns; the Paris Fair in Paris, Ontario for "Her Majesty's Feast", an English breakfast sandwich consisting of pork sausage, cheddar, fried onions and lettuce on potato scones; the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina for "Cinnamon Roll Waffles" topped with pecans and cream cheese icing.
4.16"Berry Delicious"June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)
Noah looks back on all the unique ways sweet fruity berries were used in creating delicious dishes at different fairs. Including, the Pungo Strawberry Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia to try the "Strawberry Arugula Pizza", topped with fresh mozzarella, local strawberries, feta cheese, strawberry preserves, salt and olive oil, garnished with and pecans arugula, and drizzled with balsamic vinegar; the Big Butler Fair in Prospect, Pennsylvania for the "Funnel Fruit Tart", a fruit tart dipped in funnel cake batter, deep-fried and topped with powered sugar, ice cream, whipped cream and fruity pebbles cereal; the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the "Blue Balsamic Grilled Cheese", filled with aged cheddar, goat cheese, fresh and muddled blueberries, and balsamic reduction; the Eaton County Fair in Charlotte, Michigan for "Katie's Fried Strawberry Shortcake", flash-fried biscuits layered with cinnamon & sugar, strawberries and topped with whipped cream and a chocolate covered strawberry; and the "Dead Heat Tacos", flour tortilla stuffed with orange juice marinated chicken, teriyaki glazed cabbage, cotija cheese, topped with chipotle sauce and raspberry habanero sauce; "Marionberry Volcanoes" in St. Helens, Oregon, marionberry cheesecake filling stuffed inside deep-fried egg roll shells; and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas for the "Chocolate Covered Strawberry Waffle Balls", chocolate covered strawberries, dipped in waffle batter and deep-fried, served three on a stick.
4.17"Get Stuffed"June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)
Noah Remembers his visits to fairs and festivals this season, tasting foods that are stuffed. Including: State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, Lupita's Gordita; Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada for the Cheeseburger Egg Roll, stuffed with seasoned ground beef, mozzarella and cheddar with a bacon apple butter ranch sauce; the Northeast Fair Pittston, Pennsylvania for the "Chicken Stuffed Pretzel", stuffed with chicken, bacon, American cheese and ranch dressing; the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana for the "Stuffed Elephant Ear", fried dough stuffed with cherry pie filling and drizzled with sugar icing; the Columbia Fair and Rodeo in St. Helens, Oregon for the "Mountainman Stuffed Frybread"; Native American frybread stuffed with grilled black angus steak, bacon, onions and peppers, provolone, cheddar and mozzarella; the Oak Mountain Spring State Fair in Pelham, Alabama for the "Jambalaya Stuffed Pepper", stuffed with Cajun-seasoned rice, shrimp and sausage in a green poblano pepper; and The Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts for the "Big E-Clair", jumbo-sized chocolate eclair stuffed with custard.
4.18"Tacos del Carnival"July 6, 2017 (2017-07-06)
Noah gets wrapped up in seven of the most creative tacos at fairs and festivals. He visits the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show in Mercedes, Texas to try the "Suicide Taco", a giant flour tortilla stuffed with fried tripas (beef intestines) seasoned with lemon pepper, grilled beef and pork sausage, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, guacamole, and chili sauce; the Texas Crab Fest in Crystal Beach, Texas for the "Soft Shell Crab Taco", filled with a grilled blackened soft shell crab, cabbage, and "Baja sauce" (mayo, garlic, sorrano peppers and cilantro); the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, California for "Lola's Tacos Al Pastor", filled with pork (marinated in garlic, chili peppers and cinnamon), onions, pineapple, salsa verde, jalapenos and avocados; the 89er's Day Festival in Guthrie, Oklahoma for the "Indian Taco", American Indian frybread topped with pinto bean chili, onions, lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream; the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon for the "Beef Tongue Taco", filled with steamed beef tongue, onion, cheese, hot sauce and pico de gallo; the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, North Dakota for the "Idaho Taco", a baked russet potato stuffed with taco seasoned ground beef, cheese sauce, cheddar, salsa, lettuce, jalpenos, and sour cream; and the Racine County Fair in Racine, Wisconsin for the American Cancer Society "Pink Taco", stuffed with grilled shrimp, pico de gallo, cabbage and pink sauce (mayo and hot sauce).
4.19"Carnival Italiano"July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)
Noah eats his favorite Italian cuisine that gets a carnival Mangia makeover. Trips include; the St. Michael's Italian Festival in Stanhope, New Jersey to try the "Hoboken Fat Boy", a foot-long sandwich stuffed with fried ricotta cheese ravioli, marinara sauce, chicken fingers, mozzarella, steak fries and roasted peppers; and "Delano's Zeppoles"; the Delaware County Fair in Walton, New York for the "Spaghizza", a pizza topped with spaghetti, meatballs and cheese; and the "Holy Cannoli", a deep-fried cannoli topped with powder sugar and chocolate sauce; the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the "Arancini", a deep-fried rice ball topped with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese; the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, South Carolina for the "Super Stick", Colby jack cheese, pork pepperoni, battered and deep-fried on a stick, drenched in garlic butter; and the East Carolina Agricultural Fair in Florence, South Carolina for the "Calzagna"; beef lasagna stuffed inside a calzone.
4.20"Super Sized"July 20, 2017 (2017-07-20)
Noah visits fairs and festivals to test his limits with seven of the most belly-busting carnival eats around. Stops include, the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York to try "The Defibrillator", a deep-fried 1/2 pound beef patty topped with cheddar, deep-fried bacon, deep-fried pickles and deep-fried cheese curds on two grilled cheese sandwich buns; the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee, Florida for the "Belly Buster", a 2 foot, 2 1/2 pound cheesesteak with angus steak in homemade steak sauce, topped sharp cheddar, grilled onions, sauteed peppers on a 25 inch hoagie roll; the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana for "The Five Pounder", a five pound Cajun seasoned grilled beef patty topped with deep-fried potato swirls, onion rings, 10 slices of cheddar on a muffuletta bun; the Winter Lights Festival in Houston, Texas for the "Deep-Fried Root Beer Float", foot beer flavored funnel cake, topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, root beer syrup, rainbow sprinkles, a cherry and a candy cane straw; the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Delaware for the "Frankenfunnel Burger", a 1/2 beef patty topped with cheese, bacon, a mini funnel cake, BBQ pulled pork, and a sliced hot dog; the Paris Fair in Paris, Ontario, Canada for "Maddy Moo's Wrap Attack", a 16 inch chili cheese stuffed deep-fried hot dog wrapped in a flour tortilla stuffed with beef chili, lettuce, mozzarella, cheddar, onions, bacon, chives, sour cream, skewered with deep-fried mushrooms; and the Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque, Iowa for the "Tropical Tantalizer", poundcake topped with ice cream, dark rum, cinnamon and brown sugar marinated grill pineapple, toasted macadamia nuts, coconut flakes, caramel and chocolate sauce.
4.21"The Heat Is On"July 27, 2017 (2017-07-27)
Noah recalls the spiciest midway munchies he sampled. Stops include, the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, California to try the "Atomic Habanero Tots", deep-fried tator tots topped with ground Kobe beef, bison and wild boar, queso cheese sauce, shredded mozzarella, Colby and cheddar cheeses, and habanero crema; the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, California for the "Sinfully Stuffed Cheese Pretzel", a homemade pretzel stuffed with jalapenos and topped with montery jack and cheddar with hot cinnamon candy dip; the Red River Valley Fair in Fargo, North Dakota for the "Jalapeno Wantons", funnel cake battered deep-fried wanton stuffed with cream cheese and jalapenos; the Steuban County Fair in Bath, New York for the "Five Alarm Fried Fudge", deep-fried white fondant siriacha vanilla maple fudge; the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California for the "Caliente Curls", deep-fried potato curls topped with jalapenos, onions, red & green peppers, queso fresco, pico de gallo and sour cream; the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minnesota for the "Dynamite Dog", a hot dog rolled with cream cheese and jalapenos in an egg roll wrapper and deep-fried; and the Wyoming County Fair in Pike, New York for the "Exploding Fireball Taffy", taffy with cinnamon oil and popping candy.
4.22"Everything's Bigger and Better in Texas"August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03)
Noah samples all the biggest and best food items in the Lone Star State. His stops include; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas to try the "Big Texas BBQ Baked Potato", topped with sour cream, butter, cheddar cheese, chives, pork ribs, beef brisket, smoked turkey, sausage and gravy; and "Berryhill's Famous Tamales"; the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas for the "Texan Juicy Lucy", a grilled burger stuffed with American cheese, onions, jalapenos and bacon; and the "Cowboy Burrito", flour tortilla stuffed with famous skillet potatoes, shaved sirloin steak, and cheese; the Dickens on the Strand Festival in Galveston, Texas for "Deep Fried Baklava", Greek baklava, funnel cake batter deep-fried and topped with chocolate sauce, honey and powdered sugar; the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont, Texas for the "Hush Kitty", hushpuppy-battered deep-fried catfish on a stick; and the Magical Winter Lights in Houston, Texas for the "Very Delicious Creme Burlee Waffle".
4.23"California Dreamin'"August 10, 2017 (2017-08-10)
Noah eats the best in the west of California carnival cuisine. Stops include, the Chowchilla-Madera County Fair in Chowchilla, California to taste the "Baja Avocado Tacos", flour tortilla filled with beer-battered deep-fried avocados, crème, cabbage, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, chipotle sour cream and jalapeno sauce; and their "Deep Pit BBQ", a platter of pulled pork, baked beans and coleslaw; the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California for the "Mac & Cheese Bacon Burger", a grilled beef patty stuffed with three-cheese mac & cheese, topped with bacon and American cheese; the Porterville Fair in Porterville, California for the "Inside Out Pineapple Upside Down Cake", cake-battered deep-fried pineapple on a stick, topped with caramel and brown and powdered sugar; the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, California for the "Captain's Shrimp on a Stick", Captain Crunch-coated deep-fried shrimp on a stick, drizzled with sriracha-grape jelly sauce; the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California for the "Green Goodess", a sandwich with buttermilk-battered deep-fried artichokes; and the "Birthday Cake Crepes", four crepes layered with cherry pie filling and cake frosting, topped with strawberries, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.
4.24"Pizza Party"August 17, 2017 (2017-08-17)
Noah searches for the most unique pizza at fairs and feativals. He visits the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Florida to try "Funnel Cake Pizza", funnel cake topped with tomato sauce, cheese sauce and pepperoni; the Erie Fair in Hamburg, New York for the "Buffalo Wing Pizza", topped with shredded chicken, hot sauce and blue cheese and mozzarella cheese; the Porterville Fair in Porterville, California for the "Deep Fried Pastrami Pizza", deep-fried dough topped with pastrami, sauerkraut, red onions, mozzarella and mustard; the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for "Scorpion Pizza", topped with dried scorpions; the Rockford Start of Summer celebration in Rockford, Michigan for the "Beer Can Chicken Pizza Cone"; and the "Rise N' Shine Pizza", topped with eggs, mozzarella, bacon and breakfast sausage; and the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, California for the "Mandarin Cheesecake Pizza", topped with mandarin orange jam and cream cheese.
4.25"Tis the Season"August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)
Noah recalls are the holiday treats he's tried in at carnivals, fairs and festivals. Stops include; the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the "Thanksgiving Waffle"; the Start of Summer Festival in Rockford, Michigan for the "To Die For Casserole"; the York Fair in York, Pennsylvania for the "Taste of Christmas"; the Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada for the "Ale & Apple Fritters"; the Eastern States Exposition (a.k.a. The Big E) in Springfield, Massachusetts for the "Turducken Sandwich"; the Dickens on the Strand Festival in Galveston, Texas for a "Scotch Egg"; and the Erin Fair in Erin, Ontario, Canada for the "Crackle Lanterns".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carnival Eats". Greatamericancountry.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Carnival Eats - Episode Guide, Full Videos & TV Schedule - Recipes". Foodnetwork.ca. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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