‘Fair Food Mania’ drive-up event planned despite cancellation of Allegan County Fair

ALLEGAN, MI — Locals will still have a chance to get their fair food fix this summer, even with the cancellation of the annual Allegan County Fair.

The county fair canceled its main event for the first time since World War II, due to the COID-19 pandemic. In its place, organizers have planned two weekends of drive-up concessions under the banner “Fair Food Mania,” the fair said in a news release.

Participants will find several food concessions offering cotton candy, elephant ears, funnel cakes, lemonade, french fries, corn dogs and all the other deep-fried delicacies fair and carnival-goers crave, the release said.

There is no admission fee for the event, and public restrooms will not be available, the release said. Drivers will be asked to remain in their vehicles, where they will order their food. A full menu of what is available is on the county fair website.

Fair Food Mania will be open to patrons at the fairgrounds for the following dates and times over the next two weekends:

  • 4-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11
  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12
  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13
  • 4-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18
  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

The Allegan County Historical Society will be collecting monetary donations throughout the event’s first weekend, the fair said.

The county fair said it will be accepting donations of non-perishable canned goods, cleaning products or a monetary donation to the Congregational Kitchen during the event’s second weekend, on Sept. 18. and 19.

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