Tasty Tuesday: Fair Food

The Lane County Fair and Junction City Scandinavian Festival serve up fair food treats! Photo by Ellen Meny.

There's just something about cheesy, sweet, fresh-off-the-fryer or off-of-the-grill fair food.

"One of the most old fashioned, rewarding things about going to the fair is having a big cone of cotton candy," Jacque, manager of Fairy Floss, told me.

And for the people who serve it- it's part of their lives, like the people at the Lane County Fair.

"To me, it's part of my heart and my life, because you have a family here," the owner of Fri-Jos, Dottie Chase, said.

Dottie Chase is in her 58th year of selling her famed Fri-Jos- and not too far behind are her elephant ears.

The Fri-Jo stand is the oldest stand at the Lane County Fair, but the second oldest? Fairy Floss.

"56 years old this year," Jacque told me.

Fair food is a treat that's not only delicious. It also takes you back- suddenly, you're a kid again. But let's be honest, it's probably good you can only get this stuff a few times a year! That's what makes it so special.

Fair Food

Lane County Fair

Junction City Scandinavian Fest

KVAL's Tasty Tuesday brings you what to eat and where to eat it around Lane County and beyond. Tasty Tuesday is hosted by KVAL reporter Ellen Meny. Want to suggest Ellen a restaurant? Contact her at or find Tasty Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter.

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