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Special Dietary Restrictions

The Ohio State Fair wants to ensure that all fairgoers can make the most of their experience, including finding foods that fit a variety of diets. Foods that fit special dietary needs are available in locations across the Fair. If you’re unsure if a specific item fits your dietary needs, be sure to ask the vendor about concerns such as cross-contamination.

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Dairy Free Options

  • Home of the Gyros: Baklava, Greek salad (without feta), Greek sandwiches (without tzatziki)
  • The Nut Shack: All varieties of roasted nuts, peanut patties, peanut brittle
  • S.C. Concession, LLC: Veggie bowl, corn dog, hot dog, avocado sandwich, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, turkey melts, turkey wraps, BLTs, bologna burger, big beef hot dogs
  • Jumbo Iced Tea: Tea
  • Ohio Dots: Rainbow ice
  • Staci’s Sales: Cotton candy, candy apples (excluding caramel or chocolate apples), marshmallows
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), applesauce, coleslaw, potato chips
  • The Original Root Beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Kettle corn, specialty sodas
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Martins Fine Foods: All flavors of Dole Whip
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Bratwurst (no bun), German potato salad, sauerkraut, chicken breast, turkey, fries

Egg Free Options

  • The Nut Shack: All varieties of roasted peanuts, peanut patties, peanut brittle
  • S.C. Concession, LLC: Veggie bowl, corn dog, hot dog, avocado sandwich, grilled cheese, grilled cheese with salami, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, turkey melts, turkey wraps, BLTs, bologna burger, big beef hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, nachos with cheese, nachos with chili and cheese, nacho grande
  • Jumbo Iced Tea: Tea
  • Ohio Dots: Rainbow ice, cotton candy, strawberry, vanilla
  • The Original Root beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Kettle corn, specialty sodas
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries, hot dogs
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), applesauce, potato chips
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Bratwurst (no bun), Bahama Mama (no bun), hot dog (no bun), chicken breast, turkey, German potato salad, sauerkraut

Gluten Free Options

  • The Nut Shack: All varieties of roasted nuts, peanut patties, peanut brittle, fudge
  • S.C. Concessions: Veggie bowl
  • Maggie’s Concessions: Chocolate-covered frozen bananas, ice cream in a bowl, fresh squeezed lemonade
  • Ohio Dots: Rainbow ice, cotton candy, strawberry, vanilla
  • Staci’s Sales: Cotton candy
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), applesauce, coleslaw, potato chips
  • Cleveland Gourmet Corned Beef: Corned beef or chicken loaded fries, protein/low carb corned beef or grilled chicken bowls topped with grilled bell peppers
  • Martins Fine Foods: All flavors of Dole Whip
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Bratwurst (no bun), Bahama Mama 9no bun), hot dog (no bun), chicken breast, turkey, German potato salad, sauerkraut
  • North American Food Service: Soft serve mix
  • Mai Li Chinese Food: Stir-fried chicken or vegetables

Peanut Free Options

  • Candi’s Concession (11th Avenue Gate): Mini donuts
  • Home of the Gyros: Gyros sandwiches, Greek salad
  • The Nut Shack: Roasted pecans, almonds, cashews, pistachios, fudge
  • B&B Concessions: All products
  • S.C. Concessions, LLC: Veggie bowl, corn dog, hot dog, fried mac and cheese, avocado sandwich, grilled cheese, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, turkey melts, turkey wraps, BLTs, bologna burger, big beef hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, nachos with cheese, nachos with chili and cheese, nacho grande
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), applesauce, coleslaw, potato chips
  • The Original Root Beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Kettle corn, specialty sodas, water
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries, hot dogs
  • Eaton Cookies: All products
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Bratwurst, Bahama Mama, hot dog, German potato salad, sauerkraut

Tree Nut Free Options

  • Candi’s Concession (11th Avenue Gate): Mini donuts
  • The Nut Shack: Peanut brittle, peanut patties, fudge
  • S.C. Concessions: Veggie bowl, corn dog, hot dog, fried mac and cheese, avocado sandwich, grilled cheese, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, turkey melts, turkey wraps, BLTs, bologna burger, big beef hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, nachos with cheese, nachos with chili and cheese, nacho grande
  • Staci’s Sales: Cotton candy
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries, hot dogs
  • Eaton Cookies: All products
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), applesauce, coleslaw, potato chips
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Bratwurst, Bahama Mama, hot dog, German potato salad, sauerkraut

Sugar Free Options

  • The Nut Shack: Sugar free peanut brittle
  • Maggie's Concessions: Sugar free lemonade, sugar free lemonade shakeups
  • Jumbo Iced Tea: Tea
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), potato chips
  • The Original Root Beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Diet root beer specialty soda, diet Pepsi
  • Hill’s Concessions Made from Scratch Funnel Cakes: Low sugar option – “diabetic’s delight”
  • S.C. Concessions, LLC: Veggie bowl, corn dog, hot dog, fried mac and cheese, avocado sandwich, grilled cheese, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, turkey melts, turkey wraps, BLTs, bologna burger, big beef hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, nachos with cheese, nachos with chili and cheese, nacho grande
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Chicken breast

Wheat Free Options

  • The Nut Shack: All varieties of roasted peanuts, peanut patties, peanut brittle, fudge
  • S.C. Concessions, LLC: Veggie bowl
  • Staci’s Sales: Cotton candy, candy apples, caramel apples, popcorn
  • Ohio Pork Council: Pork loin sandwich (no bun), pork burger (no bun), BBQ pork sandwich (no bun), applesauce, coleslaw, potato chips
  • The Original Root Beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Kettle corn, Pepsi products, specialty sodas, water
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Bratwurst, Bahama Mama, hot dog, German potato salad, sauerkraut

Vegetarian Options

  • Home of the Gyros: Falafel, Greek salad, baklava, fish gyros (pescatarian)
  • The Nut Shack: Most varieties of roasted nuts, peanut patties, peanut brittle
  • B&B Concessions: Veggie rice, veggie stir-fried noodles
  • S.C. Concessions, LLC: Veggie bowl, fried mac and cheese, avocado sandwich, grilled cheese, nachos with cheese
  • Staci’s Sales: Cotton candy
  • Ohio Pork Council: Applesauce, coleslaw (contains eggs), potato chips
  • The Original Root Beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Kettle corn, specialty sodas
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries
  • Eaton Cookies: All products
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Sauerkraut, peppers & onions, milk, orange juice
  • Mai Li Chinese Food: Vegetable fried rice

Vegan Options

  • The Nut Shack: Most varieties of roasted nuts, peanut patties, peanut brittle
  • S.C. Concessions, LLC: Veggie bowl, avocado sandwich
  • Ohio Pork Council: Applesauce, potato chips
  • The Original Root Beer Man & Kernel Dave’s Kettle Corn, LLC: Kettle corn, Pepsi products, specialty sodas
  • Wild Bill’s Curly Fries: Curly fries
  • Kona Ice: All products
  • Martins Fine Foods: All flavors of Dole Whip
  • Schmidt’s of German Village: Sauerkraut

New Foods

  • 11” Pretzel Twists, Mini Pretzel Dogs – Philly Pretzel Factory – Near Taste of Ohio Café and ShowPlace Pavilion
    These delicious new pretzel options are served with your choice of a delicious dip: cheddar, nacho, beer cheese, mustard, or cinnamon cream.
  • Alfredo Stuffed Turkey Leg – Hickory Tree BBQ – WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage
    This delicious dinner is exactly what is sounds like, combining juicy turkey legs with creamy alfredo.
  • Bayou Fries – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    These tasty waffle fries are served with queso cheese, diced bacon, sour cream, and green onions.
  • Biscuit Barn – Fun Time Foods – WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage
    Welcome to the Biscuit Barn, with biscuit sandwich options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Biscuit sandwich options include a chicken biscuit with gravy; a brisket biscuit; a sausage, egg; and cheese biscuit; a pulled pork biscuit; a chicken pot pie biscuit; a chicken biscuit; a meatloaf biscuit; and a Philly biscuit.
  • Cajun Waffle Dogs – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    These Andouille sausages are dipped in waffle batter, deep-fried, and served hot.
  • Cheese Curds – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    You may have had them before, but this year’s deep-fried white cheddar curds are served Waffle Bombs style - either original, jalapeño, garlic, or Sriracha!
  • Cold Edible Cookie Dough – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    Refreshingly sweet, this new Fair dessert is a nice cool option for a hit fair day.
  • Cornbread Funnel Cake – Gobblin Gourmet – West side of Land & Living Building near east edge of Kiddieland
    This food fusion combines cornbread and funnel cake, bringing you the best of both worlds.
  • Crack-N-Cheese – Hickory Tree BBQ – WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage
    This delicious mac and cheese bowl is topped with turkey BBQ, turkey cracklins, and sauce, and can be ordered in a bowl or a waffle cone.
  • Deep-Fried Devil Dogs – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    This classic chocolate cake snack is stuffed with cookie dough and deep-fried to perfection.
  • Deep-Fried Edible Cookie Dough – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    Try this twist on edible cookie dough by adding it to the deep fryer to enjoy.
  • Deep-Fried Monster Oreos – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    These delectable Oreos are stuffed with cookie dough and deep-fried golden brown.
  • Deep-Fried Monster Twinkie – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    Introducing the turducken of dessert food: the deep-fried monster Twinkie. This Twinkie base is deep-fried and stuffed with cookie dough in a layered confection.
  • Deep-Fried Olives – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    Enjoy a savory stick of crispy fried olives, stuffed with your choice of bleu cheese or jalapeño and garlic, served with a side of ranch.
  • Deep-Fried Piggy in a Pancake – Tracey Concessions – WNCI Food Highway near west side of Cardinal Patio
    A delicious breakfast spin on pigs in a blanket. Grab this deep-fried breakfast sausage dipped in a special Fruity Pebble infused pancake batter.
  • Edible Cookie Dough Sundae – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    The only thing better than ice cream is an ice cream sundae, and this one includes delicious edible cookie dough. Cool off with this tasty cookie dough treat served with sundae toppings.
  • Grilled Cheese with Salami – S & C Concessions – Kiddieland, near Giant Slide and SkyGlider
    This new take on a classic adds a little protein to delicious grilled cheese.
  • Mac and Cheese On A Stick – S & C Concessions – Kiddieland, near Giant Slide and SkyGlider
    Mac and cheese served hot and golden on a stick with tangy dipping sauce.
  • Meatballs – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    These classic meatballs are deep-fried and served on a stick.
  • Meatball Sliders – DeLuca – WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage
    On top of a slider, in a neat little square, they’re serving up meatballs at the Ohio State Fair. Don’t miss this delicious new entrée.
  • Monster Sampler – Cookie Dough Monsters – West side of Land & Living Building, near east edge of Kiddieland
    This option from Cookie Dough Monsters allows customers to sample the edible cookie dough menu with a variety of their top products.
  • Nutter Butter Stuffed Funnel Cake – Hill Concessions – Near Taste of Ohio Café and ShowPlace Pavilion
    Enjoy a classic Fair food with a new twist as this beloved peanut butter cookie meets indulgent funnel cake in a delicious new treat.
  • Oreo Cake Pops – Gobblin’ Gourmet – West side of Land & Living Building near east edge of Kiddieland
    This sweet treat is a perfect way to enjoy some Oreo cake without the mess.
  • Soul Rolls – Hickory Tree BBQ – WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage
    Mac and cheese and collard greens are wrapped into an eggroll wrapper, served fried and crispy – a new Southern delicacy.
  • Turkey BBQ Sandwich – Hickory Tree BBQ – WNCI Food Highway north of WCOL Celeste Center near Main Street Stage
    Award-winning North Carolina barbecue is here in Ohio with Hickory Tree BBQ, and this sandwich features tender, delicious turkey.
  • Waffle Bombs – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    The namesake treat from vendor Waffle Bombs takes chocolate covered jumbo strawberries and, in true Fair fashion, serves them on a stick. But it doesn’t stop there, as that delight is dipped in waffle batter, deep-fried, and served fresh.
  • Queso Burger – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    This deep-fried hamburger is topped with queso or a signature relish.
  • The Ripper – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    This savory dish is a deep-fried Nathan’s Coney Island Frank, served hot, and topped with a special relish.
  • Veggie Bowl – S & C Concessions – Kiddieland, near Giant Slide and SkyGlider
    Looking for a healthier snack? This veggie bowl includes lettuce, beans, and avocado for a tasty, refreshing meal.
  • Waffle Pickle Dogs – Waffle Bombs – WNCI Food Highway on east side near Bricker Marketplace Building and Paddock
    Meet a match made in heaven: waffle pickle dogs. Famous Dave’s Pickle Spears on a stick are wrapped in black forest ham, dipped in Belgian waffle batter, and deep-fried.
  • Velvet Ice Cream’s Red, White, and Blueberry ice cream to debut at Ohio State Fair
    A signature flavor of Velvet Ice Cream returns to the Ohio State Fair! This year’s fair flavor celebrates our national colors. Velvet’s limited-release Red, White, and Blueberry ice cream will be available exclusively at the Ohio State Fair, July 27 – Aug. 7.
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