Food Festival Pass

Eat your way through the CA State Fair!

Person holding ice cream for a Food Festival Pass Booth

Participating food vendors will have a special Food Festival item for you to eat by yourself or share! There’s something delicious for every palate.

From savory – like sweet BBQ pulled pork, to sweet – like the bacon and pecan cinnamon roll, and fried of course! – deep fried apple pie anyone?

Come visit all of our award-winning Food Festival Pass participants, see their well-deserved ribbons displayed at their booths and taste their delicious entries!

Hand holding the food festival pass

Here’s how it works:

Buy your Food Festival Pass for only $28 (a $40 value!) online or onsite inside the Main Gate.

You will receive 4 Food Festival Pass tickets to be redeemed at any of the participating vendors for items that have been entered into the Food Festival and Competition.

LOOK FOR THE FLAGS to find participating vendors to use your tickets for dishes! 

One ticket is good for one Food Festival item, each valued at $10.

Hand squeezing lime on a plate of tacos

Food Festival Pass tickets are transferable and may be used any day of the CA State Fair & Food Festival.

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Savory Servings

LOOK FOR THE FLAGS to find participating vendors; use your tickets for one of the following dishes!

Vendor Food Item
Drewski’s Grilled Cheese Truck Drewski’s Famous Pork Slider with Tots – Slow Roasted Carolina Pulled Pork tossed in our scratch made BBQ sauce on a bed of homemade coleslaw, topped with spicy aioli all in between a sweet Hawaiian bun. Served with our famous tots.
Drewski’s Hot Rod Chicken Truck Drewski’s Fried Chicken/VooDoo Fry Combo – Hand Breaded, 24 hour Marinated Chicken Tenderloin, fried to crispy golden brown perfection. Paired with our signature VooDoo Fries.
Jerry’s Cowboy Jerky Two wild game sticks (wild boar, venison or elk)
The Sleek Greek Greek Fries – Our regular french fries topped with tzatziki sauce, feta cheese and greek spices.
Wing Mahal Samosa-wich – A savory pastry, stuffed with Indian spiced peas and potatoes, fried to golden brown perfection and nestled between a toasted brioche bun, accompanied by red onions and smothered in our house made Sweet and Spicy sauce.
Soul on a Roll Cajun Chicken Po’ Boi – Our famous Cajun Chicken served on a french roll with housemade remoulade, and topped with a pickled slaw. Served with VooDoo Fries.
Rainbow’s End Pepino-Loco aka Crazy Pickle – Jumbo pickle wrapped in fruit roll up dipped in Chamoy and Tajin and stuffed with a fruit gusher.
Candytown Cheetos/Hot Cheetos popcorn – Popcorn mixed with cheese popcorn or mixed with spicy cheese popcorn.
The Dog House Totchos – Tater tots with Nacho cheese and jalapenos.
Bula Pies Fiji Hand pie flavor of the day

Sweet Summer Faire

LOOK FOR THE FLAGS to find participating vendors; use your tickets for one of the following dishes!

Vendor Food Item
Balance Me Out Green Eyed Honey – A matcha latte unlike any other. Organic ceremonial grade matcha sweetened with local honey and infused with citrus. This non-gmo almond milk iced latte is loaded in antioxidants, vitamin D and layers of citrus.
Golden Key – This delicious drink contains a healing blend of spices and herbs matched perfectly with turmeric, black tea, and organic oat milk. This golden latte helps support the health of mind, body, and spirit with the ability to detoxify, strengthen, support and increase vitality. Plant based.
Perfect Date – Espresso, dates, and citrus are key elements in this oat milk latte. Using California grown dates to elevate this drink without excess sugar. This vegan, double shot iced latte makes any date a perfect one.
Suck It Up Ice Cream Butterbeer Milkshake – Vanilla Ice Cream blended with milk, butterscotch and cream soda
Funnel Cakes Churro Funnel Cake – Funnel cake with cinnamon sugar
Pepe’s Aguas Frescas & Fresh Fruit Bar Mini pancakes in a cup – Your Choice!
Strawberry Chamango – Blended mango and blended strawberry to make a slush all wrapped up and covered with Chamoy and Tajin.
Moreliife Ice Italian Ice Caribbean – Dairy Free Cherry Orange & Pineapple Italian Ice.
Mangonada – Dairy Free Mango Italian Ice topped with Chamoy and Tajin seasoning.
Ice Cream Churro Shake – Caramel milkshake with churros and whipped cream and cinnamon seasoning.
Churro Banana Split – A banana split with two sliced churros next to the bananas filled with ice cream, caramel, strawberry and chocolate, topped with whipping cream and nuts and cinnamon blend seasoning.
Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes Cinnamon Toast Crunch Funnel Cake – Funnel Cake with cream cheese frosting crushed up cinnamon toast crunch cereal topped with cinnamon and whip cream
County Fair Cinnamon Rolls Caramel Crunch Cinnamon Roll – Our famous hot cinnamon roll topped with cream cheese frosting , Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and drizzled with caramel sauce!
Pina Colada Smoothie – A smooth and creamy fruit smoothie ( no alcohol ) Blended pineapple, coconut milk , smoothie topped with coconut shavings , whipped cream and a cheery for a sweet and refreshing blended treat. No dairy, vegan, & gluten free.
Cakes By Jeff The Chef Banana Pudding Cheesecake – Real Bananas and Homestyle Banana Pudding baked inside Chef Jeff’s Original Cheesecake. Topped with a Vanilla Wafer, drizzled with Banana Pudding Sauce.
LV Pistachio Cheesecake – Chopped Pistachios and Homestyle Pistachio Pudding baked inside Chef Jeff’s Original Cheesecake! Topped with Whipped Cream with Chopped Pistachios and a Pistachio Cream Drizzle! This is the hottest new flavor you must try!
S’Mores Cheesecake – A toasted Marshmallow and pieces of Chocolate bars sandwiched between two Graham Crackers baked inside Chef Jeff’s Original Cheesecake, this combination is a blissful harmony you must try!
California Ice Cream Company The Sunset Sundae – Made with our creamy soft serve vanilla ice cream, crushed pineapple and strawberry topping. Then topped with whip Cream and a cherry and served with a chocolate dipped frozen pineapple skewer!
Popcorn! Super Jumbo Fluffy Cotton Candy – Five fluffy cloud puffs of pink vanilla and blue raspberry cotton candy
Olde Tyme Ice Cream Soft Serve Waffle Cone – Your choice of house made soft-serve ice cream in a deluxe waffle cone.
Ice Cream & Mini Donuts Soft Serve Waffle Cone – Your choice of house made soft-serve ice cream in a deluxe waffle cone.

2022 Food Festival Competition Winners

CategoryAwardConcessionaireItem
Best of ShowBest of ShowCountry Fair Cinnamon RollsCaramel Crunch Cinnamon Roll
SweetBest in DivisionCalifornia Ice Cream CompanySunset Sundae
SavoryBest in DivisionBula Pies FijiChicken Curry Hand Pie
DrinkGoldPePe”s Aguas Frescas and Fruit BarStrawberry Chamango
DrinkSilverBalance Me OutGolden Key
DrinkBronzeSuckitup Ice CreamButterbeer Milkshake
DessertGoldThe California Ice Cream CompanySunset Sundae
DessertSilverCakes by Jeff the ChefS’mores Cheese Cake
DessertBronzeMad Hatter DoughnutsSlice of Heaven
SavoryGoldBula’s Pies FijiChicken Curry Hand Pie
SavorySilverWing MahalSamosa-wich
SavoryBronzeSoul on a RollCajun Chicken Po’ Boi
SideGoldPepe’s Aguas Frescas & Fresh Fruit BarMini Pancakes in a Cup
SideSilver The Sleek GreekGreek Fries
SideBronzeThe Dog HouseTotchos
CinnamonGoldCountry Fair Cinnamon RollsCaramel Crunch Cinnamon Roll
CinnamonSilverDesirene’s Ice CreamChurro Banana Split
CinnamonBronzePennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes)Cinnamon Toast Crunch Funnel Cake
FruityGoldMoreliife Ice Italian IceMangonada
FruitySilverCountry Fair Cinnamon RollsPina Colada Smoothie
FruityBronzeCakes by Jeff the ChefBanana Pudding Cheesecake
UniqueGoldRainbow’s End Pepino Loco (Crazy Pickle)
UniqueSilver Cakes by Jeff the Chef LV Pistachio Cheesecake
UniqueBronze Balance Me OutPerfect Date

Panel of Judges

  • Jess Durfee, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Terrence Burns
  • Lorenzo & Diana, SacFoodandBooze
  • Dixie, DeetsonEats
  • Chef Q
  • Chef David Edgar
  • Tina Macuha
  • Laura McIntosh