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Food Network’s “Carnival Eats” Films at San Mateo County Fair


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Food Network’s “Carnival Eats”
Films at San Mateo County Fair

Thursday, June 16th & Friday, June 17th

Popular Cooking Show Highlights Festival Cuisine
hashtag: # SMCF2016

14 June 2016 – San Mateo, CA: Let’s be honest: who doesn’t like food-on-a-stick. Honestly: when your wife isn’t looking, tell me you don’t sneak a corn dog (or two) or a bucket of kettle corn? On Thursday and Friday, June 16 & 17 at the San Mateo County Fair ( TV most edible channels The Food Network & Cooking Channel will be onsite gathering inspiration — and recipes — for their upcoming programs entitled “Carnival Eats”.

“Where else does fine wine mix with gourmet hot-dogs than the San Mateo County Fair,” said Dana Stoehr, COO of the Fair. “It really is an honor to have the Food Network & Cooking Channel here to acknowledge the importance of summer fare to the American palette.”

During the two days of filming, the Food Network & the Cooking Channel will showcase three San Mateo County Fair vendors. A Pop Above; The Steamin’ Burger and Pepe’s Mariscos. The two-day culinary tour is but the latest effort to raise the bar on the popular fare’s delicious offerings. Liam Mayclem, internationally recognized “Foodie Chap” of KCBS Radio fame, kicked off the Fair’s opening day by participating in contests, mixology classes and even sharing the stage with fame Cajun cook-cum-comedian Chef Landry.

“Fair food is truly a basic summer food group,” quipped Stoehr. “We’re really proud to see it given its due.”

In addition to things to please the palette, music is also a big part of the Fair. Throughout the week, the free concert series features performers for which the Fair has become rightly famous: Night Ranger (June 11); Lone Star (June 12); The Boys of Summer – Eagles Tribute Band (June 13); Kansas (June 14); Tower of Power (June 15 & 16); The Spinners (June 17); The Peninsula Symphony (June 18); and, of course, the traditional closing-out-of-the Fair Latin Music focused Día De La Feria (June 19).

Sponsors for the 2016 Concert Series at the San Mateo County Fair are: Coors Light, Blue Moon, Gold Rush Getaways, Sleeptrain Mattress Centers, Lifetime, First Choice Communications, Bay Area Air Quality Managment District, Welk Resorts, xfinity, Paradise Spas, SamTrans and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

In addition to the previously mentioned Free Concerts, there are plenty other offerings — traditional and innovative — including but not limited to the following:
• Butterfly Adventures, where kids can feed butterflies and Pirate Captain Spareribs, a fun filled pirate adventure the delights young people.
• Fair Food – Alligator on a Stick, Fried Kool Aid, and The Healthy Food Fare – Our Healthy Food Fare initiative is back with healthy choices being provided by many Fair vendors. But don’t worry: your Fair favorites will still be available from barbeque to funnel cake.
• Science, Technology, DIY Science Exhibits are back – Young people get hands on experience with innovative new concepts and devices such as 3-D printers. See how much fun a Do-It-Yourself environment can be for kids! In addition, 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), painting, fine art, cooking, literary arts, cooking and healthy eating are just part of the fun.
• Free Grounds Acts – We’re excited to present the debut of the life-size Mousetrap, first introduced at MakerFaire and a huge hit. The 16-piece, 25 ton replica of the classic board game delivers a unique brand of engineering entertainment to kids of all ages. Combining Newtonian physics, performers and good old fashioned elbow grease, the life-size mouse trap utilizes all the six simple machines made from common materials to navigate eight pound bowling balls around a kinetically-driven course. In addition the Fairgoer will see traditional pony rides, pig races, characters strolling throughout the grounds, and much more. This year, new offerings include hypnotist Kellie Karl-Hypnotist, San Francisco street performers, Chef Landry, the Great American Petting Zoo and AgVenture and the “All Alaskan Racing Pigs. ”
• Carnival Rides including The Freak Out is Back! The Fair introduced this new carnival ride in 2014. It flies passengers 40 feet into the air. The Freak Out joins Fair favorites like the Ferris Wheel, Zillerator, and roller coasters

The San Mateo County Fair — “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” — is The Peninsula’s premier, community event for family fun and entertainment: June 11 – 19, 2016. Visit often for regular updates, contest rules, schedules, promotions, and information.