THE BLOOMSBURG FAIR

The Fair Grounds
Exit 34 Off Interstate 80
Route 11
Bloomsburg, PA

Mid Sept. Every Year
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Some of the best fair eating I've come across - all sorts of traditional and non traditional fair fare.

Started, of course, with Deep Fried Oreos that had been dipped in a sweet batter.  Surprising and very good.  The heat melted the Oreo filling into the batter and the cookie part went soft and became like a filling.  That same stand sold batter fried pickles and batter fried apples.

Had a great Roast Beef sandwich at a stand called "Top of Beef."  A number of roasts are skewered together and cooked over a charcoal fire.   Sort of like a Gyros.  Then slice some off, then throw it back on the fire to cook some more.

Just a bit away, Gross's French Fries - Twice fried - the first in giant enameled kettles, the second to order in a fryer.  Finally a fry as good as a Belgium Frites.  Washed everything down with some home made birch beer from the stand near the Polka stage.

Unfortunately I pretty much reached my capacity.  Had to pass up all sorts of things.  Fresh apple dumplings, home made ice cream, pumpkin waffles, incredible blueberry muffins, waffles and ice cream, waffles and creamed chicken, corn dogs, porkcetta (sliced pork in a spicy au jus), barbecued anything, cinnamon buns, sticky buns, fudge, buckwheat cakes, fried oysters, fried chicken.  The fair is 1/2 food, 1/4 midway and 1/4 animals and stuff.

Well worth a road trip.  Very crowded on weekends, best if you can make it during the week.

         
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