There’s plenty of things to see and do at the Great Darke County Fair. But let’s get to the star of the show: the food.
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There is a virtual ocean of vendors selling variations of greasy, gooey, deep-fried deliciousness, but here are five of our favorites from this year’s event.
1.) Italian Sausage
Pretty self-explanatory on the surface. But once you smother it in onions, peppers and a tasty marinara sauce and load all of that onto a fresh bun, it’s hard to resist.
2.) Farmer Brown’s Sandwich
This food truck got our attention from the long line it had in front of it. We came by again a half- hour later and they were still super busy.
The shredded top sirloin sandwich is covered in mushrooms and melted provolone cheese. But they also put a kind of slaw on top of it all before finishing it off with a toasted bun. It was absolutely worth the wait.
3.) Boston Cream Funnel Cake
It’s not a fair without funnel cake, right? We found a funnel cake that is even better. It’s the deliciously sweet funnel cake with the usual powdered sugar. Then they add a generous helping of Boston cream and melted chocolate. It’s like eating a doughnut in reverse!
4.) Deep-Fried Buckeyes
It was only a matter of time before someone took the All-Ohio treat and made it All-American by putting it in a deep fryer. So while we have you thinking about doughnuts, imagine it as a powdered doughnut with a chocolate and peanut butter Buckeye inside. It’s impossible not to make a mess with this dessert. You should probably just eat it outside.
5.) Strawberry Lemonade
Two great things that make a sweet drink even better. Though these numbers are not deemed to be reliable, I have it on decent authority this beverage has saved more than a thousand lives so far this weekend. Talk about refreshing!