York Fair appears on Cooking Channel

Alyssa Jackson
  • Food Network's "Carnival Eats" will tip its hat to several York Fair favorites on Thursday
  • The episode will show at 1 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the Cooking Channel

Several York Fair favorites will be showcased on the Cooking Channel show "Carnival Eats" on Thursday evening, June 16. Host Noah Cappe will be sampling the Taste of Christmas dish, the Burger Bomb Pretzel and Chicken in a Waffle Cone, among other items.

Crowds make their way along the midway during the last day of the York Fair, Sunday September 15, 2013. Longtime fair director Cres Ottemiller died Tuesday. He was 87.
Midway rides spin fairgoers Thursday September 17, 2015.  Some specialty foods from last year’s York Fair will be featured Thursday on an episode of the Cooking Channel’s show “Carnival Eats.”
John A. Pavoncello - jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com

The episode was filmed during the 250th anniversary edition of the fair last September. It airs just in time to get viewers' mouths watering for  this summer's carnival and fair season.

Also in the episode will be foods from upstate New York's Steuben County fair.

The Taste of Christmas dish comes from Danny's Concessions. It consists of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and stuffing rolled into a ball and then deep fried. It's served with cranberry sauce.

Uncle Paul's Stuffed Pretzels is a food truck that specializes in unique stuffed pretzels, including the Burger Bomb Pretzel. The pretzel is stuffed with hamburger, bacon and macaroni and cheese. It's finished off with a fried egg placed on top.

Co-owner Michael Meyer's wife, Katie, will appear on the episode talking about this specialty pretzel, which isn't typically offered  on the menu because it's "a lot to prepare, and normally at the York Fair we're pretty busy," according to Michael Meyer.

This is Uncle Paul's Stuffed Pretzels' second time on "Carnival Eats." The truck first appeared on the show during its first season, when chefs prepared the Chicken Bacon Ranch pretzel, according to Michael Meyer.

The episode also will  feature a fork-free Chicken in a Waffle Cone from Fork Free Chicken and an Apple Pie Funnel Cake from Savory's Funnel Cakes, according to information provided by Michael Froehlich, general manager of the York Fair.

Viewers will be able to watch the episode at 9 p.m. Thursday on channel 232 (DirecTV), channel 122 (Xfinity/Comcast) or channel 113 (Dish), according to Froehlich.

The York Fair will take place Sept. 9-18 this year.