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In this food-focused show, host Noah Cappe travels around the country sampling some of the tastiest stuff that's available at fairs, carnivals, and amusements parks. Most of the food is either deep-fried or loaded with sugar, but it's undeniably delicious. The series debuted in 2014 and airs on the Food Network.

Thursday 10:30 PM et/pt on Cooking Channel
7 Seasons, 129 Episodes
August 18, 2014
Food, Reality, Travel
7.9/10
Cast: Noah Cappe
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  • Noah Cappe goes to San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas for a meat feast. Then, he goes to the Great Anderson County Fair in South Carolina for a steak out.

  • Noah Cappe arrives in the Aloha State for the 'Iolani Fair. This school fundraiser fair in Honolulu features Hawaiian-style fried dough in the Malasada Ice Cream Sandwich and Sweet Roll Sliders. Then, Noah heads over to the white sugar sands of Naples, Fla., where the sweet times continue at the Collier County Fair and Exposition. He goes for two mashups: the Cubano Pizza and the PB and J Dog.

  • Noah Cappe celebrates the arrival of spring in Winchester, Va., at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. He gets things started with the Cowboy Breakfast and ends the day with the uniquely sweet Caramel Apple Tots. Then it's over to coastal California for the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo, where Noah challenges himself to the 5 Pounderito and tries the finger-licking Ice Cream Funnelwich.

  • Noah Cappe gets things started in Florida at the Okeechobee County Fair where he samples the Hot Wing Grilled Cheese, the Sweet Bacon Devil Burger and the made-in-Florida Strawberry Margarita Funnel Cake. Next, he's off to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, to indulge in ooey-gooey Pasta Roses before finishing things off with the Lords of Hogtown -- homemade cinnamon rolls made even better with bacon!

  • A french dip with a Korean twist; Diablo Dog; and Supreme Samoa doughnut.

  • Noah Cappe arrives in Macon, Georgia for the International Cherry Blossom Festival and some of the prettiest, pinkest carnival treats around. He is getting a pimento cheese-filled breakfast sandwich and a pink pizza.

  • Noah Cappe goes to the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock to look for snack treats.

  • Noah Cappe prepares midways eats, including onion ring Nacho supreme and Cosmic funnel cake at the Pasco County Fair in Florida. Later, he decks the halls and grabs a bite or two at the Sights and Sounds of Christmas in San Marcos, Texas.

  • Noah Cappe heads to Crystal River, Florida, for the Florida Manatee Festival, where he tries the OMG Pretzel Bomb and the Fried King Cake.

  • Noah Cappe heads to the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair for a helping of Cajun treats, like the Cajun Boudin Taco and Pecan Pie Pop.

  • Noah finds the best local eats at fairs in Arkansas and Florida.

  • Noah finds cool eats and hot treats in Minnesota and California.

  • Noah Cappe takes a trip to the Coastal Carolina Fair near Charleston, where he samples a local legend, Jack's Cosmic Dog. Trolling the fairgrounds, Noah catches the Catfish Sundae and takes a bite of fall flavors with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pop. Then he heads west and feels the desert heat with some spicy fare at the Maricopa County Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. Noah's taste buds start tingling thanks to the Burnin' Up Burger and the Popper Dog, but a treat so special they call it the Unicorn Shake offers cool relief.

  • Noah Cappe meets his match with some knock-out fruity feasts at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. He starts the day with the Strawberry French Toast Burger and slurps the Way Better Strawberry Shake. Then he heads up the coast to Maryland's Towsontown Spring Festival, where he munches on a Poppin' Lobster Dog and goes local with the Baltimore Club and some Japanese street food.

  • It's love at first bite as Noah Cappe munches on some Texas-sized treats at Rodeo Austin. With a tagline of "Where Western Meets Weird," the Rodeo is the place to find one-of-a-kind carnival eats like the Kobe beef Rodeo Austin burger and the massive Stuffed Chop. Then Noah's off to the Pima County Fair in Tucson, Ariz., for a shrimp stick featuring sweet Gulf shrimp and fruity cereal. He also digs into The Big Rib and finishes the day off with the brain-numbing Nitro Whip.

  • Noah Cappe goes loco for Sunshine State snacks at the Manatee County Fair in Palmetto, Fla. There's lots of ooey-gooey goodness in the Pizza Supremo Burger and the Ulti-Melt Burger, but it's the Sandia Loca that has Noah flipping out. Then he's shaken and stirred by some Kentucky classics at Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, Ky., where old-fashioned favorites are served with a side of good humor and a shot of American whiskey in the form of Kentucky Mac and Cheese and Bourbon a la Mode funnel cake.

  • Noah Cappe pigs out at the Bacon and Bourbon Fest in Wellington, Fla., where all-American classics make an appearance in the Stuffed Crust Bacon-Za, but it's the Peanut Butter Pork Donuts that hit the sweet and salty spot. Then Noah heads to the ThurtenE Carnival at Washington University in St. Louis, where he gets his fill of delicious school spirit. Even a rainy day can't dampen the fun as students serve up a deep-fried hot dog and an ingenious ice cream sandwich made with edible raw cookie dough.

  • Noah Cappe is ready for 1,001 nights of fun at the Arabian Nights-themed Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in Indio, Calif. He makes a date with a dangerous burger and enjoys a sweet mashup with the Churro Dog. Then Noah heads to the Clay County Agricultural Fair, where a South Florida favorite is re-imagined as the Cubano Dog, and he gets caught up in the Hawaiian Typhoon.

  • Noah Cappe gets the royal treatment with "ye olde eats" at the Hoggetown Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Florida. Meat is all over the menu, and Noah goes wild for the Smoked Bison Burger and the Wild Boar Leg. Then he heads to Rodeo Austin for some weird treats like Armadillo Eggs, Cookie Dough Dream and a road trip to deliciousness called the I-35 Chili Jar.

  • Noah Cappe rolls into Alabama for some country carnival cooking at the Greater Gulf State Fair in Mobile. He digs into the Dirty Bird turkey leg and takes a ride on a crazy midway mashup, The Mothership. Then, Noah rings the alarm with a family of foodies at the Firefighters' Indian River County Fair in Vero Beach, Fla. This smoking hot event starts off right with the Breakfast Buzz Burger and cools down with the Strawberry Lemonade Stick.

  • Noah Cappe travels back in time at the Texas Renaissance Festival, where the medieval-inspired meals range from the Sir Francis Fry Dog to the Crown Jewel. Then, it's over to Plant City, Fla., where Noah chows down on some berry delicious carnival treats at the Florida Strawberry Festival. Strawberries even make a surprise appearance in some savory treats like the Sweet Brisket Taco and the Spicy Strawberry Stack.

  • Noah Cappe arrives in the California desert for a date with deliciousness at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. Included: hot and spicy treats like the Fire Fingers Kartwheel and the Sonoran Fire Dog.

  • Noah visits festivals celebrating garlic and peanuts.

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