What’s Cookin’ at the 2017 San Diego County Fair

It’s about that time to tantalize those tastebuds: the menu at the 2017 San Diego County Fair will soon be rolled out, featuring the sweet and the salty, the fried and the flavorful and everything in between.

37 photos
1/37
Monica Garske
Australian Battered Potatoes, topped with gooey cheese. Yes, please, Mate!
2/37
San Diego County Fair
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus: The fair's Bacon-A-Fair vendor is all about bacon, all the time. But with this treat, you can also eat your veggies.
3/37
San Diego County Fair
Krispy Kreme Chicken Ice Cream Sandwich: Fried chicken. Doughnuts. Ice cream. Together. Chicken Charlie’s has cracked the code on how to have your dinner and dessert at the same time.
4/37
Monica Garske
Turkey legs are a hot commodity at the San Diego County Fair.
5/37
San Diego County Fair
Peanut Butter Meatballs: Once again, Chicken Charlie’s marries two foods that, in theory, don’t mesh, but in practice apparently do.
6/37
San Diego County Fair
Rooty Tooty: The fair’s signature cocktail of 2017 blends sarsaparilla and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. It’s available for the 21+ crowd at the Painted Pony Saloon inside the theme exhibit or at the Into the Sunset Bar on the Main Avenue.
7/37
Monica Garske
Fair Lesson: If you truly believe, ANYTHING can be deep-fried at the fair.
8/37
Monica Garske
Giant turkey legs are a staple at the San Diego County Fair
9/37
Monica Garske
Working hard, grilling up goodies, at the San Diego County Fair.
10/37
Monica Garske
For fried-and-true fair food, a visit to Chicken Charlie's is necessary.
11/37
San Diego County Fair
Wild Wild West Drinks: The fair’s hidden speakeasy, The Jade Peacock, will be pouring themed drinks for the 21+ crowd.
12/37
Monica Garske
Australian Battered Potatoes, topped with gooey cheese.
13/37
Monica Garske
The glow of churros.
14/37
Monica Garske
Turkey legs, it's what's for dinner at the San Diego County Fair.
15/37
Monica Garske
Turkey legs are a hot commodity at the San Diego County Fair.
16/37
Monica Garske
This sweet little pink shop serves up fresh gingerbread treats, year after year, at the fair.
17/37
Monica Garske
Gingerbread, party of two.
18/37
Monica Garske
The smell of the grill is enough to guide you to Bacon-a-Fair.
19/37
Monica Garske
Bacon-wrapped Brussels Sprouts at Bacon-a-Fair. Hey, it's still a vegetable.
20/37
Monica Garske
Turkey legs, it's what's for dinner at the San Diego County Fair.
21/37
Monica Garske
Lots of BBQ options at Chuckwagon.
22/37
Monica Garske
YUM. Bacon-wrapped Brussels Sprouts, from Bacon-a-Fair.
23/37
Monica Garske
Deep-fried cinnamon apple rings. It's still fruit, right?
24/37
Monica Garske
Comfort food, for sure.
25/37
Monica Garske
A Samoa doughnut from Texas Donuts.
26/37
Monica Garske
A sugary sweet funnel cake.
27/37
Monica Garske
If you're more on the traditional side, try some piping hot pepperoni pizza from Linda's Pizza. It hits the spot.
28/37
Monica Garske
More fair fare.
29/37
Monica Garske
New at Biggy's Meat Market this year: Flamin' Hot Cheetos Cheese Fries.
30/37
Monica Garske
The cheesy fries are topped with Flamin' Hot Cheetos crumbles.
31/37
Monica Garske
So. Much. Meat.
32/37
Monica Garske
Pink's Hot Dogs are always a solid choice at the fair.
33/37
Monica Garske
New this year at Pink's: The Duke Dog.
34/37
Monica Garske
Italian, anyone?
35/37
Monica Garske
Tasti Chips at the San Diego County Fair.
36/37
Monica Garske
You're not really in the San Diego food scene until you've chowed down on a fish taco. Find one at the fair.
37/37
Monica Garske
Classic popcorn treats at the San Diego County Fair.
Contact Us