Enjoy your favorite fair food this weekend

| July 16, 2020
Whatever your favorite fair food, you can find it at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds this weekend – Stromboli, cotton candy, French Fries, funnel cakes, pizza, caramel apples, elephant ears, deep fried Oreos, ribbon chips, chicken wings and tenders, corn dogs, snow cones, lemonade and more.
With the cancellation of fairs and festivals this 2020 season local food truck vendors are finding ways to survive in what should be their busiest time of year.
“We’re doing every other weekend to help out the vendors. For a lot of them, this is their livelihood,” said Mary Knicely, fairboard secretary.
“We have someone different every week. The fairboard decided to help the vendors that come to our fair. We like to help the people and it helps us,” said Tom Roahrig, senior fairboard member. Roahrig credits Katie Linville from Linville Food Service for organizing and promoting this event.
Linville said you can always find her at the stromboli stand behind the grandstand every year during the Coshocton County Fair. “Our industry has been greatly affected,” she said. “This is a great way to come to Coshocton. We have a little bit of everything. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, Italian sausage, all that stuff. This helps us and it’s revenue for the fairgrounds. We go hand in hand with the fairs every year. We should have five different trailers, maybe six. We’re trying to be creative and everyone loves fair food. People want a little bit of normalcy right now.”
“Tom said we could come, and business has been generally pretty good,” said Jack Kent, owner of Kent’s Kones. He and his wife have two food trucks which allows them to do two events each week. “This truck is for sticky fingers. Everything is sweet and sticky – everything has sugar in it,” he said. “We sell lemon shake-ups, sundaes, root beer floats, hard and soft ice cream and slushies.”
Kendrick Richardson was at the funnel cake stand with Sweet Joes Concessions. “We are out here to make a hard-earned dollar. We want everyone to get some fair food. Oreo cookie dough, funnel cakes elephant ears – Amanda the owner is going with her family recipes.”
Fair food at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds this weekend will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday July 16-18.

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