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New Food Showdown

Download the Fairgrounds App to vote for your new favorite food at the Fair!
A new twist on the Erie County Fair’s New Food Showdown. On Thursday, August 12th, and on Friday, August 13th at 11:00am, a panel of approximately 10 invited guests will judge the 2021 New Foods Showdown. The judging panel will be comprised of well-known members of the media as well as professional chefs and culinary educators. The “New Food Showdown” showcases our food concessionaire’s culinary delights. We can’t wait to see what innovative food items our vendors have created for our 181st Fair! Judging will take place at each vendor location throughout the two-day period, with the winner announced on Saturday, August 14th.
Fairgoers can vote on the best New Food Showdown item in the Fairgrounds Mobile App, August 11th to August 18th. Discover delicious delights at the Erie County Fair! It’s hard to judge a freshly fried treat against a frozen delight, that’s why we split our New Food Showdown into three categories: New Food, Healthy Option, and Sweets & Treats! Find the best new foods on our list below:

Thank you to everyone who voted on the Fairgrounds Mobile App!

Below are the results of the 2021 New Food Showdown voted on by YOU through the Fairgrounds Mobile App.


New Food

Chicken & Waffle On a Stick

Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles

Sweets & Treats

Sunday Funday

Cheesecake Guy

Healthy Option

Spicy Wok-fried Teriyaki Stir-fry

Wok on the Wild Side

New Food

Frozen Peach Lemonade
Fresh peaches from local farms are blended with lemonade to make a cold and refreshing drink to pair with any fair treat.

Jungle Juice Smoothies
Chicken Parm Pot Pie
Chicken Parm Pot Pie in a Garlic Butter Crust
A delicious twist on traditional Chicken Parmesan; pasta, seasoned chicken breast and fresh Salvatore’s Homestyle Pasta Sauce are baked in a fresh garlic butter dough crust to create this masterpiece.

Salvatores Pizza
Cheese Nachos
Yancy’s Fancy Buffalo Wing Nachos with Chicken
The newest way to serve a Buffalo favorite; these cheesy Buffalo style nachos make Yancy’s Fancy Buffalo Wing Cheese as the star of the show, accompanied by mild cheddar cheese sauce and chicken on top of tortilla chips. Spice it up with jalapenos, salsa, and sour cream!

The Big Cheese
Polish Taco
Polish Taco
Stray from the traditional pierogi with grilled smoked kielbasa, caramelized onions, bacon, fresh sauerkraut and sour red cabbage served in a warm naan bread.

Babcia's Pierogi
Pilgrim Sundae
Pilgrim Sundae
Only at the Erie County Fair can you find Thanksgiving dinner in a bowl! Savor roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, gravy and of course some cranberry sauce on top to complete this sundae.

Joe's Main Street Butcher Block
Grand Champion Sandwich
Grand Champion Sandwich
Get ready to get messy with this sandwich! Brisket, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, jalapeno, and pickles are smothered in BBQ sauce in between a soft bun.

Big G's Food Service
Beer Cheese Pickle Chips
Beer Cheese & Bacon Pickle Chips
There’s a new deep-fried dish you’ve got to try at the fair; deep fried pickle chips are smothered in beer cheese and topped with bacon and jalapenos to make for the perfect spicy, salty, and tangy treat!

Chester's Gators & Taters
Rack of Ribs
½ Rack BBQ Ribs
Chiavetta’s is a Western New York favorite, but have you tried their ribs? They’re bringing their house smoked dry seasoned ribs, finished over the charcoal grill and topped with “Jonny’s Original” rib sauce.

Chiavetta’s Catering Service
Shrimp Souvlaki
Shrimp Souvlaki
Replace chicken with shrimp in this new twist on the class souvlaki. Grilled marinated shrimp is tossed in Greek dressing, placed in a pita and topped with homemade garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and feta cheese.

Bomb Cob
The Bomb Cob
You’ll get a red, white and blue flavor and spice explosion on a big sweet ear of corn rolled in Flaming Hot Cheetos, cotija cheese and blue Takis with a sriracha mayo base.

Crafted Cob
Dill Pickle Pizza
The Big Dill Pickle Pizza
Pickle lovers, get ready for the best new pizza topping! Find a ranch dressing base on this traditional pizza crust, topped with dill pickles, light cheddar and mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs and a drizzle of ranch dressing.

Pizza Amore- The Wood Fire Way
Chicken And Waffles
Chicken & Waffle On a Stick
Everything is better when served on a stick! Hand battered and seasoned fried chicken pieces are skewered between Belgian waffle pieces and topped with homemade Maple Bourbon Butter Syrup.

Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles
Italian Sausage
Stuffed Sausage On A Stick
Gluten Free! With choice of tomato basil, honey mustard or chipotle cheddar dipping sauce.

Mineo & Sapio

Sweets & Treats

Sugar Waffle Supreme
Sugar Waffle Supreme
A classic fair treat is flipped over in this new food. A sugar waffle is served upside-down, with the hollow side up and filled with cherry topping and doused with whipped cream.

Piccolo’s Food Concession
Root Beer Dippin Dots Float
Butter Beer Float
Vanilla Dippin Dots are accompanied by cream soda with hints of butterscotch and brown sugar notes, topped with whipped cream.

Ohio Dots Dippin Dots
Key Lime Sticky Pig
Key West, Key Lime Sticky Pig
Have this sandwich for dessert! Krispy Cream Donuts act as the bread of this sandwich, stuffed with homemade key lime ice cream, dipped in dark chocolate, rolled in crushed graham crackers and smothered in marshmallow and fudge topping, all on a stick!

Polar Bear Ice Cream
Samoa Apple
Samoa Apple
Apples are getting an upgrade with this treat. A caramel dipped granny smith apple is rolled in roasted coconut and drizzled with chocolate to resemble the famous Girl Scout Cookie.

Red's Red Apples
Sunday Funday
Did you ever think sundaes could get better? Well, try adding cheesecake! A creamy maple cheesecake is topped with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, maple syrup and candied bacon, all on a warm freshly made waffle.

Cheesecake Guy

Healthy Option

Spicy Wok-Fried Stir Fry
Spicy Wok-fried Teriyaki Stir-fry with Jasmine Rice
Healthy tastes good with wok-fried fresh vegetable cooked in a signature teriyaki sauce on top of a bed of white jasmine rice, topped with fresh white meat chicken breast and a drizzle of spicy sriracha sauce.

Wok on the Wild Side
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