LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Hot eats, cool treats


Cassidy Smith of North Ridgeville enjoys a basket of pickles hot from the fryer.

Cassidy Smith of North Ridgeville enjoys a basket of pickles hot from the fryer.


Dan Schoewe of Sandusky takes an ooey gooey bite of a cheese sizzle, what he calls, “basically fried cheese on a stick.”


Kylie Mirenda of North Ridgeville has a helping of both onion rings and chicken fingers.


Lana Brantlee and Gates Hasell of Wellington share a cup of fries.


Kaila Gallagher of Elyria catches the attention of passersby with her cup of “Dragon’s Breath,” made with oversized cereal puffs and liquid nitrogen. Pop one in your mouth and you breath smoke!


Zachary Janus of Elyria smiles after taking a swig of foamy root beer.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | AIM Media Midwest

Whether baked, grilled, fried, or on a stick, Lorain County fair food is unlike anything else and only comes around once a year. Around lunch, we followed our noses toward the rows and rows of vendors to see what delicious treats fairgoers were biting into.

Cassidy Smith of North Ridgeville enjoys a basket of pickles hot from the fryer.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/08/web1_IMG_9687.jpgCassidy Smith of North Ridgeville enjoys a basket of pickles hot from the fryer.

Dan Schoewe of Sandusky takes an ooey gooey bite of a cheese sizzle, what he calls, “basically fried cheese on a stick.”
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/08/web1_IMG_9688.jpgDan Schoewe of Sandusky takes an ooey gooey bite of a cheese sizzle, what he calls, “basically fried cheese on a stick.”

Kylie Mirenda of North Ridgeville has a helping of both onion rings and chicken fingers.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/08/web1_IMG_9615.jpgKylie Mirenda of North Ridgeville has a helping of both onion rings and chicken fingers.

Lana Brantlee and Gates Hasell of Wellington share a cup of fries.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/08/web1_IMG_9616.jpgLana Brantlee and Gates Hasell of Wellington share a cup of fries.

Kaila Gallagher of Elyria catches the attention of passersby with her cup of “Dragon’s Breath,” made with oversized cereal puffs and liquid nitrogen. Pop one in your mouth and you breath smoke!
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/08/web1_IMG_9721.jpgKaila Gallagher of Elyria catches the attention of passersby with her cup of “Dragon’s Breath,” made with oversized cereal puffs and liquid nitrogen. Pop one in your mouth and you breath smoke!

Zachary Janus of Elyria smiles after taking a swig of foamy root beer.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/08/web1_IMG_9717.jpgZachary Janus of Elyria smiles after taking a swig of foamy root beer.