OKLAHOMA CITY — On September 12th, 11 concessionaires submitted their top Fair Foods to be judged in the annual Great TASTE of a Fair, a professional food vendor competition. Each food vendor contracted to participate in the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair is eligible to enter food items to be scored by a panel of judges. These judges are a variety of news anchors, radio DJs, journalists, food bloggers, a hometown hero and a wildcard judge. The entries are separated into three categories: Sweetest of the Sweet, Slice of Savory and New to the Scene.
And the winners are…
Sweetest of the Sweet
First Place: Cutie Pies Concessions, Watermelon Pie
Second Place: Coco Flow Chocolate Shoppe, German Chocolate Brownie
Third Place: The Urb Express, S’more Eggroll
Slice of Savory
First Place: The Urb Express, Honey Pepper Bacon Dog
Second Place: MacTastic, BBQ Mac N Cheese
Third Place: Rodney & Lisa Pizza, BBQ Chicken Bacon Calzone
New to the Scene
First Place: Layne Concessions, Mac N Cheese Burger
Second Place: Harvell’s Ragin’ Cajun, Bacon Chicken Sandwich
Third Place: A Latte Love Coffee House, Pina Colada Lemonade
Each vendor receives a participation banner to hang in their booth. Certificates were handed out when the vendor presented their item at the competition. First place in each category will receive $300, a trophy and a Great TASTE of a Fair t-shirt. Second place will receive $150 and a trophy. Third place will receive $50 and a trophy.
For the third time, the first place winners of each item competed in the FAIRest of Them All title and an invitation to present the winning food item at the Oklahoma State Fair Chairman’s Party. This year’s Fairest of Them All judges were Darcy Schein and Leslie Coale-Mossman, owners of Pie Junkie, and Malory Craft, creator of the podcast OKC Overeasy.
The FAIRest of Them All winner is…
Cutie Pies Concessions Watermelon Pie
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