Can you smell the Fair Food in the air!
From the desk of the CEO - Dana Stoehr
Fairtime is my favorite time of the year.
It is the time of year when everyone gets to cheat as little or as much as they would like at the San Mateo County Fair. For some, moderation and healthy choices are important, and we offer something for everyone on purpose! Fair food is also meant to share, so whether a turkey leg from Bubba’s or a funnel cake from Fat Fanny’s, sharing is a good way to get your fair food satisfaction without consuming too many calories. If you are one of those folks, who can eat all you like without putting on a pound or have every intention of walking or riding off what you eat, welcome to fair food heaven!
From great BBQ at Bubba’s to a brick of fries, we have it all! Don’t miss out on some fair favorites, anything from Sleek Greek, Pop above Kettle Corn, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, lemonade from the lemon stand (if it looks like a lemon on the Fairgrounds, they will have the best lemonade). The best Mexican food ever from Noel’s or Pepe’s, giant pretzels from PHD and me, fried or steamed artichokes from Jeanne’s, perfect corndogs from Barham’s Hot Dog on a stick, ice cream from Mrs. J’s, Thai food from Thai Mike, the options are endless.
Fun Fair Fact – Fair staff are food tasters as well. We taste and rate all food served during the Fair. We only offer contracts to purveyor’s whose food we would eat ourselves.
|Food Vendor||Food Type|
|Noel's Mexican Food||Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Quesadillas, Beans & Rice|
|Big Bubba's Bad BBQ||Tri Tip/Chicken/Beef Sandwiches, Turkey Legs, Corn, Cole Slaw|
|Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls||Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee (variety)|
|Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls (inside Expo Hall)||Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee (variety)|
|Pretzels||Variety of Home Made Pretzels|
|ICEE||ICEE Drinks (variety)|
|A Pop Above||Specialty Kettle Corn|
|Giant Cone||Ice Cream & Frozen Bananas|
|Hot Dog on a Stick||Hot Dog on a Stick, Cheese on a Stick, Lemonade|
|Drink Fruit, From a Fruit||Blended fruit drinks from the fruit|
|Fat Fanny's Funnel Cakes||Funnel Cake with all types of Toppings, Deep Fried Sweets|
|Phil's Fresh Squeezed Lemonade||Freshly made Lemonade (regular & sugar free)|
|Sharky's||Fried Seafood, Onion Rings, Chili, French Fries|
|The Sleek Greek||Gyro, Falafel, Greek Fries, House Salad|
|Space Age Food Concessions-Jumbo Handdipped Corndogs||Corn Dogs, Burgers, Sausage, French Fries, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog|
|Thai Cuisine||Egg Roll, Rice Bowls, Shrimp Tempura|
|Mrs. J's Ice Cream||Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Chocolate Dipped Frozen Goodies, Strawberry Shortcakes|
|Jeanne's Artichokes||Artichokes, Paninis, Baked Potatoes, Fries, Chicken Strips|
|Milo's (two-story stand)||Whole Pizza or Slice of Pizza, Corn Dogs|
|Milo's||Corn Dog, Cotton Candy, Carmel Apple|
|Pepe's Mexican Food||Shrimp Cocktail, Ceviche, Burritos, Toastada, Chili Relleno, Nachos, Tacos|
|William Henry's Hammer Time||Pasta, Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Paninis|
|Phily Cheesesteak||Pan Fried Chicken, Philly Sandwiches, Hot wings, different types of Fries|
DID YOU KNOW THAT FAIR FOOD CAN BE DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY?
Look for this Healthy Food Fare logo on the concessionaire’s stands and ask them about their healthy food options! We are pleased to announce that we are now in our 11th year of our Healthy Fare at the San Mateo County Fair promotion! Our goal is to spread the message that making healthier choices is possible at any age, at any time and in any place. We want to demonstrate that attending the fair and eating healthy and delicious foods and beverages are not mutually exclusive activities. Keep checking here for updates and additions.
Check out our participating "Healthy Fare" vendors for options!
Backyard Village BBQ
Big Bubba's Bad BBQ
Country Fair Cinnamon Roll
Drink a Fruit, From a Fruit
William Henry's Hammertime