1-01 1-01 89er Days/Pungo Strawberry Festivals--
Funnyman host Noah Cappe indulges in America’s favorite carnival eats at the 89er Days Festival celebrating the land run in Oklahoma’s historic first capital, Guthrie. He meets a fourth generation Cherokee who teaches him the secret to authentic fry bread for Indian Tacos. He loosens his belt to take on the Giant Texas Tenderloin Sandwich and begs for more as he wolfs down the delightfully decadent Fudge Puppy. Next, he takes his pick from a field of flavors at the Pungo, Virginia Strawberry Festival where he finds himself getting sweet on Strawberry Arugala Pizza, supersizes a Strawberry Shortcake and puckers up with giant Deep Fried Pickles. Finally, it’s a race against time as he discovers the crunchy creamy goodness of the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich.
1-02 Viva! Vienna! Festival/Contraband Days Festival--08/25/2014
This trip, Noah celebrates Memorial Day weekend at suburban DC’s Viva Vienna festival, where the fastest way to his heart is through divine Soul Food. He springs for Loaded Perogies, learns a new spin on an old favourite with Philly Cheese Steak Fries and sees food and eats it with Baltimore-style Crab Dip. Then, he sets course for the bayou where he uncovers some tasty treasures at the pirate-themed Contraband Days festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana. There, he gets a lesson in down-home Cajun cooking with Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo, fancies up funnel cake with maple and candied bacon and goes nuts for Creole-style Praline candies with Miss Rita.
1-03 Oak Mountain Spring State Fair/Apache Rattlesnake Festival--09/01/2014
On this episode, host Noah Cappe travels to Oklahoma for the Apache Rattlesnake Festival. He bravely samples the Deep Fried Rattlesnake, the namesake dish of the festival. Then it’s back to more carnival classics like Texas Twister Fries and the spicy Mexi-Dog. Later, Noah takes in the treats at Alabama’s Oak Mountain Spring Fair. Starting with Dre’s Barbeque Baked Potato, and moving onto cheese-stuffed grilled pork balls, jambalaya stuffed peppers and finishing up with Deep Fried Bread Pudding, it’s southern comfort food with a fair flare!
1-04 Portland Rose Festival/Got to be NC Fair--
Noah Cappe heads to North Caroline for the Got To Be NC Fest. Local pecans top the Cinnamon Roll Waffles and Noah tries the only Donut Sloppy Joe on offer on the east coast fair circuit. Then it’s across the country for the Portland Rose Festival. He devours smoked mac & cheese, a dish so amazing it’s got the people of Portland dancing in the streets. Next, the classic American apple pie gets the carnival eats treatment and is transformed into Apple Pie Fries. Beef Tongue Tacos prove that Portland is still keeping it weird.
1-05 Meadowlands State Fair/Gardendale Magnolia Festival--
Noah Cappe jets into State Fair Meadowlands to check out the freak show of food, beginning with Cream Cheese Larvets. He also indulges in the Pig in Mud: chocolate covered, deep fried bacon. Next, it’s down south to Alabama. Local Vendor Big Daddy’s BBQ Ribs are the talk of the fair, but it’s the Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream churned in a tractor that converts Noah into a believer.
1-06 California State/Northeast State Fair--
In North East Pennsylvania, host Noah Cappe eats a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich even The King would approve of, and checks out a Chicken Stuffed Pretzel so good, it’s got Noah all shook up. Next, Noah heads across the country to the California State Fair. This event is California’s biggest and features the best fresh produce the state has on offer. And those fresh fruits and veggies are transformed into carnival eats – first in Spaghetti Ice Cream, where California strawberries are the base of the “sauce” in this frozen delight. And the famous Lobster Corn Dog gets crowds lining up to sample some of the freshest seafood on the West Coast.
1-07 Miami Dade County/Sarasota Agricultural Fairs--
It’s a fiesta of fair food in Florida! Noah Cappe samples one of the craziest carnival eats in America: Chicken Wing Ice Cream. Then it’s the classic Glazed Donut Burger, complete with cheese and bacon. A Red Velvet Funnel Cake and a Lobster Roll made with local lobster round out the day. Then it’s across the state to the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair, where Noah meets sisters who’ve been on the road since they were kids, selling favorites like Deep Fried Cheesecake and Fried Green Tomatoes. The local agricultural association shows Noah their top seller, the Pulled Pork sandwich and finally Noah wrestles Gator on a Stick.
1-08 Stanislaus County Fair/Texas Crab Festival--
In this episode, host Noah Cappe arrives at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock, CA. He gets his paws into homemade fries topped with lobster claws and tail meat, and devours a delicious doughnut ice cream sandwich. Finally, he sizes up an 18” corn dog big enough to feed a family and dips his tongue into Cajun cuisine with Deep Fried Frogs Legs. Then it’s down to the Gulf Coast for the Texas Crab Fest. Noah savors a soft shell crab taco, coconut encrusted shrimp and gooey Grasshopper pie while enjoying the hospitality of Crystal Beach, Texas.
1-09 K-Days/North Dakota State Fairs--
Noah begs for S’mores Mini Donuts in Edmonton and forages for Wild Rice Burgers in North Dakota.
1-10 Indiana State Fair/Old Canal Days--
The Indiana State Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country, with some of the best fair foods around. Noah constructs, and devours a Colossal Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the help of the state dairy association. Next he takes the classic elephant ear to the next level by packing it full of fruit filling before frying it up. YaYa’s Tomato Balls, a Greek family favorite, is his final dish of the day. Then it’s over to neighboring Illinois for Old Canal Days in Lockport. Noah samples some insanely loaded potato bites before chowing down on Chicago-style pizza pie. A uniquely sweet doughnut treat rounds out another day of carnival eating.
1-11 Ohio State Fair/NC Potato Festival--
Host Noah Cappe heads to the Ohio State Fair, one of the country’s oldest and biggest fairs, with food that’s just as outrageous. Noah samples a perfect combination of savory meat and sweet treats in the Pulled Pork Donut. Fair classics like Funnel Cakes and the Blooming Onion and Funnel Cakes get a Ohio state spin but it’s the Giant Deep Fried Gummy Bear that really gets Noah going. Then he heads to the NC Potato Festival in North Carolina, where a local specialty is a big hit: Calabash Flounder.
1-12 Illinois State/Erie County Fairs--
Noah gets lucky in Illinois with the Horseshoe Sandwich, and gets hot for Buffalo Chicken Pizza in New York.
1-13 Toronto CNE/Oswego Prairie Festival--
Noah shows his deep appreciation for the Thanksgiving Waffle in Toronto, and learns that an old dog can learn new tricks in Illinois with the Korean Kimchi Dog.