FUN FAIR FOOD, 2019: Chicken & Waffles Pizza, Two Crazy Hot Dogs at Pizza Emporium

FUN FAIR FOOD, 2019: Chicken & Waffles Pizza, Two Crazy Hot Dogs at Pizza Emporium

The three newest additions to the Great New York State Fair’s roster of adventurous food choices can be found in one location—the Pizza Emporium food stand. Fairgoers can now try the Chicken & Waffle Pizza, a Mac & Cheese Bacon Dog and a Spicy PB&J Bacon Dog.

“We love the creativity of our vendors. They try every year to deliver an experience that you can get only at the Great New York State Fair. As always, these unique treats are best when shared with the rest of your group,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

The Chicken & Waffle Pizza features fresh dough topped with waffle bits, mozzarella, fried chicken, bacon and a drizzle of syrup. The Mac & Cheese Bacon Dog is a hotdog wrapped in bacon, topped with creamy macaroni and cheese and bacon crumbles. The other dog is wrapped in bacon and topped with peanut butter, bacon crumbles and a spicy Sriracha jelly.

The PB&J hotdog will be featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Carnival Eats” Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. It will be Pizza Emporium’s second appearance on the show, which visited the Great New York State Fair in 2015. Pizza Emporium and all of the Fair’s food and merchandise vendors can be found using the Food and Merchandise Finder on the Fair’s website. The app is being updated this week.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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