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Fair food vendors return on Friday, Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 August 2020 at 11:42 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Fair food vendors are shown on July 3 during the first fair food fest at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds. Eight vendors will be at the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday.

KNOWLESVILLE – Fair food fest II will be this Friday and Saturday at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds.

There will be eight vendors open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the two days. The fairgrounds hosted the first fair food fest on July 3-5.

Three of those vendors will be back, and there will be five others who weren’t at the first event. This time there will be a vendor who makes sugar waffles and one with blooming onions.

With many fairs and festivals cancelled this summer, the vendors have been hurting financially. The Cornell Cooperative Extension in Orleans County wants to support the vendors who have been part of the fair for many years and also give the public a taste of the fair.

Orleans County cancelled the week-long fair, which was scheduled for last week, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on events with large crowds.

The vendors on Friday and Saturday include: Renko’s Sausage, The Big Cheese, Kitchen Maid Taffy, Orleans County Fair’s French Fries, Sugar Waffles, Blooming Onion, Blue Groove Coffee Cart and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

Social distancing and face coverings are required for attendees.

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