Marking the arrival of autumn, the Fryeburg Fair takes place annually during the first week of October, spanning from Sunday to Sunday. Families from all corners of the state eagerly gather to partake in the multitude of festivities this remarkable event has to offer. With a diverse range of rides, games, delectable food options, and shopping opportunities, there is something to captivate visitors of all ages.
While I don't always have the chance to attend every year, when my family decided to embark on this memorable adventure, I enthusiastically joined in. Join me as I share some of the most memorable highlights from this year's Fryeburg Fair!
One of my greatest joys at the fair is indulging in something irresistibly greasy and delicious. After all, a little splurge now and then is essential, isn't it? As soon as I stepped foot onto the fairgrounds, a symphony of enticing aromas filled the air. The sizzle of sausages and vegetables on the grill, the bubbling of onion rings and fries in the fryer, and the alluring scent of the Sugar House's sweet creations ignited a rumble in my stomach.
Pizza Pleasures and Irresistible Cannolis: Culinary Delights at the Fair
When it comes to satisfying our cravings at the fair, my group always makes a beeline for Sunflower Pizza, hands down the best pizza stand around. It has become a tradition for me to grab a slice every time I visit. The options are simple yet delicious: cheese and tomato, pepperoni, and black olive and garlic. For only $4, you can indulge in an enormous slice of thick, hand-tossed pie that will leave you completely satisfied.
This year, I decided to try something new and ventured over to Simply Cannoli, a delightful mobile station serving these Italian tube pastries filled with a delectable sweetened ricotta cream. What sets them apart is that they prepare the cannolis right in front of you, allowing for customization of fillings and toppings.
Opting for the 2 mini cannoli deal priced at $6, I had the opportunity to try two flavors: pumpkin filling with walnuts and caramel filling with almonds. The flavors were exquisite, and the cannolis were so filling that I couldn't resist saving my second one for later.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or craving the sweetness of cannolis, the fair offers a gastronomic paradise that will leave your taste buds delighted.
Delight in Culinary Treasures: The Specialty Foods Pavilion
Amidst the plethora of food stands at the fair, one exhibition that never fails to captivate me is the Specialty Foods Pavilion. Here, a world of flavors awaits as you explore an assortment of delectable jams, salsas, and spices. Additionally, you'll discover gourmet treats such as fudge, maple candies, and even chocolate sheep.
The pavilion is a treasure trove of local and handmade products, making it the perfect hunting ground for unique gifts, whether for loved ones or yourself (let's be honest). I couldn't resist indulging in a couple of pairs of earrings from BJ Creations, crafted in both brass and silver, and priced at just $6. Take a look at the picture below to catch a glimpse of these exquisite pieces!
Discover the Animal Haven
A Fair Section Brimming with Adorable Creatures
It comes as no surprise that the fair boasts an entire section dedicated to animals. Prepare to be amazed as you encounter a wide array of charming goats, pigs, cattle, horses, sheep, rabbits, and more.
Amidst the bustling fairgrounds, one of the greatest delights is seeking out the presence of baby animals. Witnessing a slumbering litter of piglets is an absolute heart-melting experience that promises to bring an overload of cuteness to your fair adventure.
Did you make it to a fair this year, leave me a comment to share what your favorite thing is!