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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.

Sundays at 9:0 PM et/pt on Cooking Channel
8 Seasons, 143 Episodes
August 18, 2014
Food, Reality, Travel
7.4/10
Cast: Noah Cappe
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Carnival Eats Full Episode Guide

  • Noah Cappe is showing off the best carnival eats in California, home to some of the biggest and best fairs in America. First, Dominic Palmieri, known as The Midway Gourmet, serves up the iconic Big Rib. Then Noah digs into a Churro Dog from Fabe's Churros and Gelato. At the San Diego County Fair, Noah meets Chicken Charlie and gets a taste of his mind-blowing All-Chicken Taco. Finally, at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif., Noah reunites with all three vendors for the ultimate fairground showdown.

  • Noah Cappe makes a visit to the Big Fresno Fair in California, where local legend Chicken Charlie has a triple treat stacked up on a stick. Then Noah heads across the country to the Southwest Georgia Regional Fair for the classic Georgia peach dessert served in a whole new way.

  • Noah Cappe arrives at the Volusia County Fair in Florida, where two carnival classics get a makeover for the Cheesy Tater Corndog and the Black Forest Funnel Cake. Then he heads to the Aurora Winter Festival in Vancouver, Canada, for some fusion fair food with the Phorrito, Jacked Up Fries and Cannoli Nachos.

  • Noah Cappe heads to the Big Fresno Fair in California for the debut of some new fair foods, including the Flamin' Hot Chimichanga and Rainbow Shrimp Fries. Then he visits the Elkhart County Fair in Indiana for a new spin on the classic hot dog and one of the wackiest deep-fried desserts ever.

  • The Iowa State Fair welcomes Noah Cappe with a trio of meaty masterpieces, but it's the Double Dutch Almond Funnel that has everyone jumping with joy. Then Noah hits Florida's Space Coast State Fair, where he's over the moon for offerings like the giant Jupiter Burger, spicy Solar Flare and sweet Space Coast Softball.

  • Noah Cappe hits the Wisconsin State Fair, where a local brewery is serving the ultimate deep-fried combo of beer, brats and cheese curds. For dessert, milk and cookies are inverted in a crazy new form. At the Southern California Fair, a killer combination of onion rings and a grilled hot dog gets Noah's attention, and cold brew coffee is the star of a sweet treat to round out the day.

  • Noah Cappe takes on the Porter County Fair in Indiana, where a pile of locally sourced pork is served three ways in a single dish. Pizza on a Stick makes everyone's favorite food easy to eat on the fairgrounds, and the Carrot Funnel Cake is veggies and dessert all in one. Then Noah's off to the Eastern Idaho State Fair, where the state's famous spuds are featured in surprising dishes.

  • Noah Cappe arrives at the Kentucky State Fair and gets a satisfying taste of all things Southern. He starts off with the Mac Ball Burger featuring deep-fried homemade mac and cheese, followed by the Fried Green Frank, the Derby Pie Pop and the Southern Slaw Sammie. Next Noah travels to the Lorain County Fair in Ohio, where macaroni and cheese makes an appearance in the Mac Attack Taco. The hearty Sunday Dinner Pizza and a luscious Grilled S'more Melt make for an ooey-gooey end to the day.

  • Noah Cappe makes a visit to the world-famous Iowa State Fair to sample some award-winning items. There's a new take on chicken and waffles and a massive meat meal all wrapped up to eat on the midway. Then he's off to the Missouri State Fair.

  • Noah Cappe ventures to the land of cheese for the Wisconsin State Fair and is greeted with the ooey-gooey French Onion Soup'r Stick. The Wisconsin Hot Chicken Bomb is a local variation on fried chicken, and the state's signature cocktail is transformed into the Deep-Fried Old Fashioned dessert. Then Noah is off to Goshen, Ind., for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. One of the prettiest fairgrounds in Indiana, it's also home to an iconic Indy Burger, a new take on the funnel cake and the mysteriously delicious Dark and Minty.

  • Noah Cappe heads to northern Indiana, where the Hoosiers in Valparaiso are doing things right at the Porter County Fair. The Super Ramen Dog combines two delicious foods Noah didn't know belonged together, the Elephant Ear Taco is a new take on a fairground favorite, and the Peanut Pop Shake has Noah all shook up. Then he heads north of the border to Brooklin, Ontario, for the Brooklin Spring Fair. He makes friends with the Secret Club, gets a taste from across the pond with London Calling and eats dessert in a whole new way with the Push Pop Cake.

  • Noah Cappe starts off in Chippewa Falls, Wis., at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. The Wisconsin woods are the inspiration for the loaded Campfire Burger, and the state's famous cheese curds make an appearance in the Hot Chick. Noah tries Spanish Queens, a unique deep-fried treat, and coffee gets a fresh take in the form of the Funnel-Latte. Then Noah's off to Indianapolis, where meat takes center stage at the Marion County Fair. The Pork Pickle Pizza is a new favorite, and the Deep-Fried Reuben transforms the classic sandwich into an easy-to-eat, must-have treat.

  • Noah Cappe heads to New York for the Long Island Fun Fest and some Empire State eats. He can't resist a pizza covered in gooey penne alla vodka or a fancy Hamptons Dog, and he also tries the ultimate Italian-American combo, a Cannoli Calzone. Then Noah travels to Fort Pierce, Fla., for the St. Lucie County Fair, where he devours the savory and sweet Loaded Churro Fries. The Strawberry Cheeseshake and the Food Court Megastick send him home happy.

  • Where there's smoke, there's fire, and Noah Cappe is ready to have his taste buds fired up at the Spencerport Volunteer Firemen's Association Carnival in New York. From the Flaming Weck to the Five Alarm Fries, there's plenty of sizzle. Then Noah gets a serving of Southern hospitality at the Great Anderson County Fair in South Carolina, where he chows down on the Backyard BBQ Burrito and Smash Potato Waffles.

  • 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.

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