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This show will take you across the country to find the best carnival foods that are served. From candy apples to foods that taste best fried, you will see the fun in the foods served at large and small carnivals.

Thursday 10:30 PM et/pt on Cooking Channel
5 Seasons, 101 Episodes
August 18, 2014
Food, Reality, Travel
7.9/10
Cast: Noah Cappe
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Carnival Eats Full Episode Guide

  • Host Noah Cappe goes surfside for a coastal fairground adventure. He'll sample creative beach eats from midway vendors all around the country.

  • Ingenious fair vendors use the humble potato to create some amazing and original midway food. Host Noah Cappe's on a mission to taste every single one!

  • Regional specialties get a carnival upgrade on the midway! From sandwiches that put cities on the map to desserts representing an entire state, host Noah Cappe is determined to try them all.

  • Corn chips, cheese and loads of toppings are the base of this simple Tex-Mex dish, but our carnival cooks can get pretty creative. Host Noah Cappe tries some of the wackiest and wildest nacho combinations on the midway.

  • Host Noah Cappe takes a seat at the table for family dinner -- carnival style! He'll meet the carnival cooks who put a twist on family favorites and transformed them into fair food marvels.

  • After trying almost 500 fairground foods, Noah Cappe is a midway culinary expert. Now he's sharing his personal greatest hits by taking a trip down the memory midway of his favorite foods.

  • Down in Texas and Louisiana, the bayou fairgrounds are full of rich and tasty food. Crawfish, alligator and frogs are all on the menu as host Noah Cappe wades through the swamp to try unusual carnival fare.

  • Host Noah Cappe samples Southern hospitality on fairgrounds across the county. The carnival treats he finds are all infused with a down-home goodness that makes each bite taste like Southern sugar and spice.

  • The fairground wasn't made for forks and knives, so Noah Cappe is checking out the fork-free favorites and the hand-held carnival treats that keep us coming back!

  • Everyone's favorite side dish takes center stage as Noah Cappe celebrates over-the-top fries loaded with every topping you could imagine. He even tries a few that only the craziest carnival cooks could create.

  • At the Great American Foodie Fest in Las Vegas, Noah Cappe goes crazy for an Ube Funnel Cake and the Tamago Burger. Then he's off to a New England fall classic, the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts, where he checks out The Final Round and a Kettle Korn Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Noah Cappe welcomes the changing of the seasons at the Circleville Pumpkin Show in Ohio, where pumpkin stars in both savory and sweet treats like Pumpkin Chili Dogs and Fall Favorite Taffy. Across the country at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, he finds some Southern favorites that have gotten the midway makeover, including True Grits and Banana Split Pudding Bites.

  • Noah Cappe visits the Alaska State Fair, which is older than the state itself! He tries some local fresh seafood and state secrets, including the Sasquatch Sandwich. Down south at the Georgia National Fair, Noah finds that mornings are brighter when the day starts with the Country Breakfast Tots and Peach Fritter Funnel Cake.

  • Noah Cappe hits one of America's top ten largest state fairs to sample the Swamp Burger, Redneck Sushi and the Chicken 'n' Waffles Bowl before savoring the Washington State Fair's famous Fisher Scones.

  • Noah Cappesoaks up the California sunshine while enjoying some wacky West Coast treats at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif. While there, he witnesses the debut of some brand-new carnival eats, including the All-Chicken Taco, Mexican Funnel Cake, Octopus on a Stick and Unicorn Popcorn. Then he checks out the Southern-style treats including the Pork Pie, the Cubano Y'all and the Mint To Be Funnel Cake served at the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Noah Cappetravels to the Great Lakes to visit the Barry County Fair for flavorful treats including the Big Kahuna, Deep-Fried Cupcakes, Pizza Grilled Cheese and the Volcano Taco, an ice cream treat featuring homemade jet-black ice cream. Then he's off to the final frontier for the northernmost fair in America, the Alaska State Fair. While there, Noah tries regional favorites like Umiak, Alaskan Sausage Sundaes and Alaska Sourdough Bites.

  • Noah Cappe drops in on central California's Placer County Fair, the home of some one-of-a-kind fair foods, including the World's Largest Funnel Cake. Noah lends a hand as a new world record is set -- and then happily samples the result. He wraps up his visit with two Argentinian offers and a fudge/cookie mashup. Then he's off to the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa, where Deep-Fried Peaches and Ice Cream and a Walking Fish Taco keep him on the go.

  • Noah Cappe starts the day right at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson, CA, where he devours a Southern-style Biscuits 'n' Gravy Breakfast and rides off into the sunset with the Cowboy Funnel Cake. Next, he takes to the skies at the National Balloon Classic in Iowa, where there's an Iowa-only pizza with his name on it.

  • It's a summer blockbuster as Noah Cappe samples the menu at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From an Enchilada Funnel Cake to Bacon BBQ Corn, the hits keep coming. For the encore, Noah hits the Orange County Fair where he samples Drunken Pickle Pops and then captures the mysterious Pineapple Unicorn Bomb.

  • Noah Cappe spends the 4th of July celebrating in style at the annual Rio Rancho Pork & Brew Festival where he samples a trio of meatalicious meals before ending the day devouring the adorable Baby Cakes. Then it's up North to Michigan, where the state's largest free fair takes place where Noah enjoys The Tator Grenade and Churro S'mores.

  • The day starts off the right way with a breakfast bang with French Toast Bacon Bombs at the San Diego County Fair. Then, Noah Cappe saddles up with the Maui Cowboy Burger and finds fried food fusion in the Deep Fried Nachos Supreme. At the La Porte County Fair in Indiana, it's a trio of carnival twists on favorite foods, with the Port Belly Reuben, Deep Fried Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Giant Cream Puffs.

  • Noah Cappe is hot on the trail of some otherworldly carnival eats at the UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M. From the Alien Egg to the Crashed UF-Dough, it's good eating for earthlings. Later, Noah heads to California's Orange County Fair where he tackles the massive Porky Leg and makes dreams come true with Deep Fried Pizza.

  • Noah Cappe uncovers favorite holiday dishes that have gotten the carnival treatment. He gets a Taste of Christmas in Pennsylvania and discovers a To Die For Casserole in Michigan.

  • It's everyone's favorite lunch, dinner, breakfast and even dessert? On the fairground, Noah Cappe discovers some amazing pizzas including a breakfast pizza in Georgia, an awesome pizza in a cone and even a funnel cake pizza at the Florida State Fair!

  • Noah Cappe is California dreamin' for the Golden State's best carnival eats. He sets things on fire with a Deep Pit BBQ dinner, gets groovy with the Green Goddess and celebrates with Birthday Cake Crepes.

  • Texas carnival food is explored.

  • Hot, hot, hot carnival treats are the stars of this episode. From pleasingly piquant pretzels in California, to sweet and fiery desserts in New York, Noah gets up the courage to sample seven of the spiciest midway munchies from coast to coast.

  • When it comes to midway munchies, bigger is definitely better. On this episode, Noah's safe word is more, as he takes it to the limit with seven of the most belly-busting carnival eats around.

  • Don't tell Nona, but in this episode, Noah says Mangia! Mangia! as everyone's favorite Italian food gets a carnival makeover. In this special episode, Noah tries a clever calzone/Lasagna hybrid and a special pizza/pasta combo. Finally Noah tries a delicious deep fried cannoli at the Delaware County Fair. You won't want to past-a these dishes up!

  • Tacos are more than a staple of Mexican cuisine, they're a carnival favorite! Join Noah as he eats seven of the nation's most creative tacos. From a fresh succulent Soft Shell Crab Taco to authentic Tacos Al Pastor, Noah gets wrapped up in tantalizing tacos.

  • This is an episode stuffed with foods that are stuffed! From spicy southern stuffed peppers to a sweet cherry stuffed dessert, Noah will indulge in some of the best stuffed sensations North America has to offer.

  • Berries might be little but they're full of huge flavor, just like the seven berry sweet dishes Noah will be sampling in this episode. Noah will so discover that berries are good on everything from savory Strawberry Arugula Pizza to the perfectly named Strawberry Waffle Bomb.

  • Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, takes the stage in this special episode. Noah digs into morning meals with something for everyone, from the sinfully sweet Cinnamon Roll Waffle to the hearty and delicious Breakfast Poutine.

  • In this episode, Noah Cappe explores the huge variety of options carnival cooks have come up with to honor America's much loved sandwich. From classic beef burgers to exotic meats, buns made from pretzels and even donuts, these burgers will inspire your next barbecue.

  • Noah heads to Vancouver to sample Canadian Poutine Stuffed Burger, Jerk Chicken Dumplings, and the Donuccino; Noah visits the Fryeburg Fair in Maine, where he tries the Pig Pile in Paradise and eats local favorites like a Lobster Roll.

  • Noah Cappe heads for the Texas State Fair in Dallas, which features some inventive foods like the Bacon-tilla. Later, Noah heads to the Oakland County Fair in Davisburg, Mich., to eat the Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap, the Rodeo Pizza and the Whole Farm.

  • Noah Cappe knows Dela-where to find amazing fresh seafood, the Delaware State Fair in Harrington! He starts with the Shrimp Dog, then feels some soul with the Crabtastic Po' Boy. He also samples a local Delaware classic with the Apple Scrapple Burger before feeding his sweet tooth with a beer-battered Deep Fried Key Lime Pie. From there, Noah heads to the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix for the Chili Pie Burger, a Deep Fried Tamale, and a massive desert dessert: the Cinnamonster.

  • Noah Cappe lands at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif. for some sunny west coast eats, like the Jackfruit Torta, PB Meatballs, and cherry candy-coated Cherry Punch Hot Wings. Finally, Noah takes a tasty stroll through the rainbow Ice Cream Garden, a treat as beautiful as it is tasty. Later, Noah heads to the Markham Fair in Ontario for the colorful and delicious Pulled Pork Rainbow Melt. He also tastes a Frosted Fried Turkey Leg, coated in sugary cereal, and for dessert, the Crispy Cruncher.

  • Noah Cappe's first stop is the Big Butler Fair in Butler, Pa., where he dines on a Euro-fusion Greek pizza, a Crabby Patty burger, and a deep-fried chili dog, before finally tasting a fluffernutter elephant ear. Then, at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss., he tucks into a beer-battered burger and a Mississippi mud fry.

  • At the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, Va., Noah Cappe eats big with the Monumental Grilled Cheese and has his interested peaked by the crab dip-topped Chesapeake Bay Poutine. While there, he also indulges in some Big Daddy's BBQ Rolls and Peach Blossom Dumplings. Then, at the Western Fair in London, Ontario, he dives into a Poutine Dog, the Bacaroni Bowl and Cherry Cheesecake Tempura.

  • Noah Cappe takes the west coast by storm, starting with the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. He gorges on the Big Pickle Dog, then stands at attention for the Colonel Katsu Bao, an Asian-inspired chicken taco. For dessert, Noah chills out with the Deep Fried Margarita and snacks on the Churroreo. Noah's second west coast stop is at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif., where he dips into some Deep Fried Guacamole, porks out on the Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly and finally, bites into The Noah, a spicy-sweet dessert made just for him.

  • At the Wilson County Fair, nestled in Lebanon, Tenn., Noah Cappe bites into some classic Tennessee Hot Chicken, tastes authentic home cooking with Meme's Meatloaf Sammy, and samples a pair of sinfully sweet fusion treats: the Apple Pie Cheesecake and the Cotton Candy Cupcake. At the Pickaway County Fair in Circleville, Ohio, Noah huffs and puffs his way through the Three Little Pigs Melt, goes long with the Buffalo Chicken Stromboli and gets hog-wild for the Big PLT.

  • Noah Cappe heads to Charlotte, Mich. for the Eaton County Fair, where he takes a swing at the PB Battered Burger, then goes coco-nutty for the Pina Colada Shrimp Tacos. The eating's also good in Eaton when he digs into fried zucchini Z'achos and a Super Fried Strawberry Shortcake. Later on, Noah heads to the Montgomery County Fair in Gaithersburg, Md. where he tastes some Pigs in a Pancake, gets a little corny with Columbian Street Corn and finds a partner with the Matcha Made in Heaven.

  • Noah Cappe starts at the Delaware State Fair, where he'll eat the very stately Delaware Dog, a hot dog loaded with scrapple. Then, he'll try to tackle the funnel cake-filled Frankenfunnel Burger and the octopus-loaded Octotaco. Finally, he indulges with the Killer Cereal Treat, a deep-fried fruity breakfast smothered in ice cream. His second stop is the Obion County Fair in Union City, Tenn., where Noah snacks on some authentic Tennessee Wings, praises the Pope's Polish Pizza, and digs into the strawberry-est funnel cake on the fairgrounds.

  • Noah Cappe cruises up the west coast, starting at the Columbia County Fair in St. Helens, Ore. First up is a traditional Indian fry bread stuffed with some non-traditional ingredients, then Noah dives into the coastal fusion of the Great Pacific Pita before he gets his paws on the Deep Fried Chili Dog. Finally, Noah erupts with happiness when he eats the Marionberry Volcano. Later, Noah visits the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville, Calif. where he's excited to meet the Rib Pop, taste new heights with Maui Wowies and chow down on the Banana S'more Crepe Cones!

  • Noah Cappe's first stop is the Wayne County Fair in Richmond, Ind., where he takes a stroll with the Walking BBQ, feels the groove of the King with a Bacon PB&J Quesadilla, goes healthy-ish with a Deep Fried Salad, and chills out with an all-American ice cream sundae called the Burst of Freedom. Then, at the Lane County Fair in Eugene, Ore., Noah gets some golden gate goods with the Frisco Sandwich before feeling the heat of Jalapeno Popper Onion Rings and finishing off his day with some delectable Deep-Fried Coffee.

  • Noah Cappe hits the Big Butler Fair in Prospect, Pa., where he tears into the Conevore, filled to the brim with smoked brisket, pork and chicken. Then, Noah feels the fire with the Ragin' Cajun Hoagie before sampling a Fried Fruit Tart and Big Banana Pop. The folks at the San Mateo County Fair in California have a grand slam with the World Series Burger, then Noah gets wrapped up in a Chile Relleno Burrito and celebrates with Birthday Cake Popcorn Balls.

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