Mouthwatering new foods at this year’s N.C. State Fair 

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RALEIGH — Those attending this year’s N.C. State Fair will find a host of new mouthwatering new food items to choose from. 

From a variety of quesadillas, tacos and churros to a host of deep-fried specialties, there is something for everyone in this year’s new food selections. 

Want dill pickles on a pizza? Rudy’s has you covered with a traditional pizza topped with every dill pickles. Seafood more you style? Try the fried Salmon Pops on a skewer from Oak City Fish and Chips. 

For those who like to wander with their food, the DoriEsquites, Mexican street corn served in a bag of crushed Doritos, will fit the bill.  

Soda lovers also have an option of Mini donuts with a Pepsi glaze, topped with optional chopped peanuts. If soda isn’t your bag, try Moose Joose Slushie’s green apple slush combined with caramel drizzle, apple slices, whipped cream and caramel bits. 

Other items include Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels, Honey Butter chicken fries, a curry goat platter, deep fried Cuban rolls, pulled pork bowls, and Thanksgiving stuffed turkey legs.  

Sweet treats include Oreo Crumble Cookie Dough on a Stick, Pumpkin Spice mini-pancakes, churro tots, banana cream pie donuts, cornbread and chili funnel cakes, and mini-blueberry pies. 

Sadly, one long-standing favorite will be missing – The Ham Biscuit Booth run by the First United Methodist Church of Cary and White Plains United Methodist Church. The booth won’t be there for the first time in over 100 years and it is being retired permanently according to the two churches. A number of factors were part of the decision with the main driver being a gap in staffing made worse by COVID. 

A similar ham biscuit item is being offered, however. Somethin’ Good (Ezzell’s) will offer a Sweet Potato Country Ham Biscuit that is a spiced sweet potato biscuit with brown sugar cinnamon butter and country ham.  

The N.C. State Fair opens this Thursday, October 13 and runs through Sunday, October 23.

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