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This show will take you across the country to find the best carnival foods that are served. From candy apples to foods that taste best fried, you will see the fun in the foods served at large and small carnivals.

Thursday 10:30 PM et/pt on Cooking Channel
6 Seasons, 118 Episodes
August 18, 2014
Food, Reality, Travel
8.1/10
Cast: Noah Cappe
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  • 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.

  • Noah Cappe finds veggie-friendly treats that don't need meat to be indulgent. He tries plenty of delicious, salad-inspired snacks on fairgrounds across the country.

  • Noah Cappe dives into the fairground for some of the yummiest seafood snacks on the midway.

  • Noah Cappe is following the smoke signals to the fairground! He's chowing down on midway food inspired by cooking over an open campfire.

  • Bacon is the star of its own blockbuster sequel and host Noah Cappe is at the front of line to savor even more bacon-tastic fairground favs.

  • Host Noah Cappe goes surfside for a coastal fairground adventure. He'll sample creative beach eats from midway vendors all around the country.

  • Ingenious fair vendors use the humble potato to create some amazing and original midway food. Host Noah Cappe's on a mission to taste every single one!

  • Regional specialties get a carnival upgrade on the midway! From sandwiches that put cities on the map to desserts representing an entire state, host Noah Cappe is determined to try them all.

  • Corn chips, cheese and loads of toppings are the base of this simple Tex-Mex dish, but our carnival cooks can get pretty creative. Host Noah Cappe tries some of the wackiest and wildest nacho combinations on the midway.

  • Host Noah Cappe takes a seat at the table for family dinner -- carnival style! He'll meet the carnival cooks who put a twist on family favorites and transformed them into fair food marvels.

  • After trying almost 500 fairground foods, Noah Cappe is a midway culinary expert. Now he's sharing his personal greatest hits by taking a trip down the memory midway of his favorite foods.

  • Down in Texas and Louisiana, the bayou fairgrounds are full of rich and tasty food. Crawfish, alligator and frogs are all on the menu as host Noah Cappe wades through the swamp to try unusual carnival fare.

  • Host Noah Cappe samples Southern hospitality on fairgrounds across the county. The carnival treats he finds are all infused with a down-home goodness that makes each bite taste like Southern sugar and spice.

  • The fairground wasn't made for forks and knives, so Noah Cappe is checking out the fork-free favorites and the hand-held carnival treats that keep us coming back!

  • Everyone's favorite side dish takes center stage as Noah Cappe celebrates over-the-top fries loaded with every topping you could imagine. He even tries a few that only the craziest carnival cooks could create.

  • At the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Noah Cappe goes crazy for an Ube Funnel Cake and the Tamago Burger. Then he's off to a New England fall classic, the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts, where he checks out The Final Round and a Kettle Korn Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Noah Cappe welcomes the changing of the seasons at the Circleville Pumpkin Show in Ohio, where pumpkin stars in both savory and sweet treats like Pumpkin Chili Dogs and Fall Favorite Taffy. Across the country at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, he finds some Southern favorites that have gotten the midway makeover, including True Grits and Banana Split Pudding Bites.

  • Noah Cappe visits the Alaska State Fair, which is older than the state itself! He tries some local fresh seafood and state secrets, including the Sasquatch Sandwich. Down south at the Georgia National Fair, Noah finds that mornings are brighter when the day starts with the Country Breakfast Tots and Peach Fritter Funnel Cake.

  • Noah Cappe hits one of America's top ten largest state fairs to sample the Swamp Burger, Redneck Sushi and the Chicken 'n' Waffles Bowl before savoring the Washington State Fair's famous Fisher Scones.

  • Noah Cappesoaks up the California sunshine while enjoying some wacky West Coast treats at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif. While there, he witnesses the debut of some brand-new carnival eats, including the All-Chicken Taco, Mexican Funnel Cake, Octopus on a Stick and Unicorn Popcorn. Then he checks out the Southern-style treats including the Pork Pie, the Cubano Y'all and the Mint To Be Funnel Cake served at the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Noah Cappetravels to the Great Lakes to visit the Barry County Fair for flavorful treats including the Big Kahuna, Deep-Fried Cupcakes, Pizza Grilled Cheese and the Volcano Taco, an ice cream treat featuring homemade jet-black ice cream. Then he's off to the final frontier for the northernmost fair in America, the Alaska State Fair. While there, Noah tries regional favorites like Umiak, Alaskan Sausage Sundaes and Alaska Sourdough Bites.

  • Noah Cappe drops in on central California's Placer County Fair, the home of some one-of-a-kind fair foods, including the World's Largest Funnel Cake. Noah lends a hand as a new world record is set -- and then happily samples the result. He wraps up his visit with two Argentinian offers and a fudge/cookie mashup. Then he's off to the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa, where Deep-Fried Peaches and Ice Cream and a Walking Fish Taco keep him on the go.

  • Noah Cappe starts the day right at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson, CA, where he devours a Southern-style Biscuits 'n' Gravy Breakfast and rides off into the sunset with the Cowboy Funnel Cake. Next, he takes to the skies at the National Balloon Classic in Iowa, where there's an Iowa-only pizza with his name on it.

  • It's a summer blockbuster as Noah Cappe samples the menu at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From an Enchilada Funnel Cake to Bacon BBQ Corn, the hits keep coming. For the encore, Noah hits the Orange County Fair where he samples Drunken Pickle Pops and then captures the mysterious Pineapple Unicorn Bomb.

  • Noah Cappe spends the 4th of July celebrating in style at the annual Rio Rancho Pork & Brew Festival where he samples a trio of meatalicious meals before ending the day devouring the adorable Baby Cakes. Then it's up North to Michigan, where the state's largest free fair takes place where Noah enjoys The Tator Grenade and Churro S'mores.

  • The day starts off the right way with a breakfast bang with French Toast Bacon Bombs at the San Diego County Fair. Then, Noah Cappe saddles up with the Maui Cowboy Burger and finds fried food fusion in the Deep Fried Nachos Supreme. At the La Porte County Fair in Indiana, it's a trio of carnival twists on favorite foods, with the Port Belly Reuben, Deep Fried Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Giant Cream Puffs.

  • Noah Cappe is hot on the trail of some otherworldly carnival eats at the UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M. From the Alien Egg to the Crashed UF-Dough, it's good eating for earthlings. Later, Noah heads to California's Orange County Fair where he tackles the massive Porky Leg and makes dreams come true with Deep Fried Pizza.

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