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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 11th, and on Friday, August 12th at 11:00am, a panel of approximately 10 invited guests will judge the 2022 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 182nd Fair! Judging will take place at each vendor location throughout the two-day period, with the judge's winner announced on Saturday, August 13th.

Fairgoers can vote on the best New Food Showdown item in the Fairgrounds Mobile App, August 10-17. 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:






New Food


Polish steak & poppers
Polish Steak & Poppers
Jalapeno popper pierogi with fried bologna, bacon. jalapenos, raspberry chipotle sauce & cilantro lime aioli.

Babcia's Pierogi
Loaded Fried Pickle Nachos
Loaded Fried Pickle Nachos
Nachos loaded with Fried Pickles and smothered with Cheese, Chili, Bacon, Ranch & Jalapenos.

Chester's Gators and Taters
Buffalo Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Mac & Cheese Bowl
Buffalo Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Mac & Cheese Bowl
Six Cheese Mac & Cheese Bowl; Cavatappi Noodles, infused with Grilled Buffalo Chicken Breast, Bacon, Seasonings, Buffalo Sauce and Ranch Dressing.

Holy Macaroni
Raspberry Frozen Lemonade
Raspberry Frozen Lemonade
Our refreshing Frozen Lemonade with a splash of delightful Raspberry puree.

Jungle Juice Smoothie
Korean Street Corn
Korean Street Corn
Sweet corn topped with a sweet chili sauce sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

Crafted Cob
Wee-Woo Wee-Woo Slider
Wee-Woo Wee-Woo Slider
A beef slider burger patty topped with American cheese. a sweet chili sauce (general tso chicken style). and the topped with marshmallow fluff

Slider City Sandwich Dept.
Smoky Mountain Sundae
Smoky Mountain Sundae
Cornbread, baked beans, and slow roasted pulled pork topped with fresh made coleslaw.

Butcher Block
Jalapeno & Cream Cheese Bavarian Pretzel
Jalapeno & Cream Cheese Bavarian Pretzel
A hand twisted Bavarian Pretzel stuffed with a blend of Fresh HOT chopped Jalapenos & COOL Organic Cream Cheese.

Knot of This World
Corn & Chorizo Waffle Dog
Corn & Chorizo Waffle Dog
Our elevated twist on a classic fair food-
Our “Chorizo Dog” and corn niblets “Waffled” in our house-made “Corn-Waffle” batter, with your choice of Signature Chipotle Queso or Honey Mustard dipping sauces.

Mineo & Sapio
Meatball Gondolier
Meatball Gondolier
Our famous Meatballs oozing with Salvatores Pasta Sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, baked in a fresh bread boat! Mangia! Mangia!

Salvatores Pizza
Buffalo Chicken Feta Dip
Buffalo Chicken Feta Dip
Homemade Garlic Sauce, Feta cheese, Chicken Breast, Homemade Hot Sauce & Pita.

Venus
Vegetable Tempura
Our veggie tempura is a popular choice made with an assortment of fresh cut vegetables, fried to perfection with a crispy tempura batter served with a signature sweet and savory ponzu sauce.

Eastern Pearl
Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffle Pizza
Dirty Bird’s secret syrup base, sprinkle of brown sugar, lite cheddar cheese, homemade waffles, chopped chicken fingers, shredded mozzarella cheese topped with a drizzle of the secret syrup & brown syrup.

Pizza Amore


Sweets & Treats


Southern Comfort Sundae
Southern Comfort Sundae
Homemade Sweet Potato Ice Cream, Torched Marshmallows, Waffles, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Applewood Smoked Candied Bacon, Sliced Strawberries, and a hint of Cayenne Pepper.

Polar Bear Ice Cream
Unicorn Sundae
Unicorn Sundae
Vanilla Dippin Dots ice cream mixed with Unicorn Sprinkles with Blue Cotton candy syrup top with whip cream, unicorn marshmallow and more unicorn sprinkles.

Dippin Dots
Cookie Monster Ice Cream
Cookie Monster Ice Cream
Bright blue vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips cookie dough and vanilla Oreo cookies.

Nick Charlaps Ice Cream
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Waffle
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Waffle
Freshly made Belgian Waffle topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and drizzled with caramel and Vanilla syrup, then topped with whip cream. We needed a game changing dessert, and this is it!

Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles
Chocolate Covered Banana Icee
Chocolate Covered Banana Icee
Banana icee with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

ICEE
Boba Tea
Fresh Brewed Boba Tea
Bubble tea or boba tea is a popular refreshment drink that is fresh brew from our premium selected green or black tea. It is then infused with your choice of a variety of fruit flavors then topped with either tapioca bubbles or popping bursting bobas. Consider it as drink and snack all in one.

Beyond Boba


Healthy Option


Fried Cauliflower Taco
Fried Cauliflower Taco
Lightly seasoned and breaded cauliflower, topped with slaw, shredded cheese, and a drizzle of boom boom sauce, then placed in a 6inch flour tortilla.

Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles
Belly Melon Salad
Belly Melon Salad
A base of salad greens chopped watermelon with chunked balsamic glazed pork belly with a light feta cheese topping.

Slider City Sandwich Dept.


2021 NEW FOOD SHOWDOWN WINNERS!
Voted by YOU in the Fairgrounds App

2021 Winners

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
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