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Get another York State Fair food fix this weekend

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

Coming off the success of its first experimental food festival, the York State Fair is reopening the fairgrounds for a "spooktacular" event with funnel cakes, cinnamon rolls and sweet treats.

The Spooktacular York State Fair Food Festival invites York County residents to "grab-and-go" from a selection of 14 eateries. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the York Expo Center.

"Our last event was very successful allowing us to have this one," said spokesperson Brianna Holmes via email. "We are excited to do this for our community as well as provide this opportunity to food vendors."

Admission and parking are free.

Holmes said many who attended the fair's first food truck event — in September — said they welcomed the festival and were excited for what next year could bring.

Scott Burd of Lewisberry waits for his wife, Carrie, after shopping at the York State Fair Food Festival at the York Fairgrounds Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Carrie explained that the couple bought several items to be used to make sandwiches at home. The "grab and go" festival featured York Fair food standards served from food trucks and trailers. It continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bill Kalina photo

Some people even drove over two hours to get a taste of York State Fair staples, Holmes added.

Vendors at this weekend's festival will include Sweet Treats & Good Eats, Captain Crab, Old West Cinnamon Rolls, Stoltzfus Catering, Rock-It Pizza, Mi Adobo, Shorty’s Funnel Cakes, Tubby Tommy’s, Sazon on Wheels York, Bricker's Fries, Bob & Min’s, Tom’s Vegetables, Santillo’s and Grasshopper’s Wicked Pickles.

Masks will be required, and fair attendees will be required to exit the fairgrounds once they have purchased their desired foods, Holmes said.

Sanitizing stations will also be available.

The hospitality industry has struggled since March due to state restrictions on dining brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holmes said she hopes this event will bring success for vendors.

"It has been a rough time for anyone involved in hospitality and concessions due to COVID-19, and therefore we are very eager to have another great weekend," Holmes said.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.