Food at the Fair





Food at the Fair

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
Churro's Churros
Phily Cheesesteak Pan Fried Chicken, Philly Sandwiches, Hot wings, different types of Fries



Check out our participating "Healthy Fare" vendors for options!

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.

Backyard Village BBQ
Health Chicken Kabob
Veggie Kabob
Grilled Corn

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ
Chicken Sandwich
Roasted Corn

Country Fair Cinnamon Roll
Stuffed Bread

Drink a Fruit, From a Fruit
Pineapple, Watermelon or Coconut blended beverage with ice (16oz.)

Jeanne's Artichokes
Whole Steamed Artichoke

Noel’s Mexican Food
Vegetarian Taco
Spanish Rice and Pinto Beans
Roasted Corn

Pepe’s Mariscos
Fish Ceviche
Fruit Cups
Grilled Fish Taco

Phil’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Fresh Mint Lemonade

Sleek Greek
Chicken Gyro
Gyro Salad

Raw Veggie Plate

Thai Cuisine
Chicken Rice Bowl

William Henry's Hammertime
Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Pasta with Sauteed Veggies
Pasta Salad with Veggies
Green Salad