The BEST episodes of Carnival Eats

Every episode of Carnival Eats ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Carnival Eats!

Carnival Eats celebrates today's modern gastronomic freak show and takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights, to the new epicenter of carnival life — food! Foods of every imaginable shape, size, color and taste are being created specifically for the connoisseurs who ply midways and fairgrounds, and Carnival Eats is there for every delicious bite.

Last Updated: 1/27/2023Network:Cooking Channel
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Beach Eats
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Beach Eats

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/24/2018

Host Noah Cappe goes surfside for a coastal fairground adventure. He'll sample creative beach eats from midway vendors all around the country.

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Stick It to Me
star
10.00
2 votes

#2 - Stick It to Me

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/9/2015

Fork-free and portable foods served on a skewer; Family Dog; Bacon Bomber; Gator Kabobs; Fudge Puppy.

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Seafood Sampler
star
10.00
1 votes

#3 - Seafood Sampler

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/14/2018

Noah Cappe dives into the fairground for some of the yummiest seafood snacks on the midway.

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Campfire Creations
star
10.00
1 votes

#4 - Campfire Creations

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/7/2018

Noah Cappe is following the smoke signals to the fairground! He's chowing down on midway food inspired by cooking over an open campfire.

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Carnival Italiano
star
9.00
5 votes

#5 - Carnival Italiano

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/13/2017

Noah travels the country checking out unique carnival-inspired twists on classic Italian dishes like deep-fried cannoli and a mash up of calzones and lasagna.

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Fairground Showdown
star
9.00
2 votes

#6 - Fairground Showdown

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/28/2020

Noah Cappe is showing off the best carnival eats in California, home to some of the biggest and best fairs in America. First, Dominic Palmieri, known as The Midway Gourmet, serves up the iconic Big Rib. Then Noah digs into a Churro Dog from Fabe's Churros and Gelato. At the San Diego County Fair, Noah meets Chicken Charlie and gets a taste of his mind-blowing All-Chicken Taco. Finally, at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif., Noah reunites with all three vendors for the ultimate fairground showdown.

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Noah's Favs
star
9.00
4 votes

#7 - Noah's Favs

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/19/2018

After trying almost 500 fairground foods, Noah Cappe is a midway culinary expert. Now he's sharing his personal greatest hits by taking a trip down the memory midway of his favorite foods.

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Festival of Fries
star
9.00
3 votes

#8 - Festival of Fries

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/22/2018

Everyone's favorite side dish takes center stage as Noah Cappe celebrates over-the-top fries loaded with every topping you could imagine. He even tries a few that only the craziest carnival cooks could create.

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Munchies On the Go
star
9.00
2 votes

#9 - Munchies On the Go

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/29/2018

The fairground wasn't made for forks and knives, so Noah Cappe is checking out the fork-free favorites and the hand-held carnival treats that keep us coming back!

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Go Nuts for Donuts
star
8.67
3 votes

#10 - Go Nuts for Donuts

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/2/2015

Inventive dishes featuring donuts; glazed donut bacon cheeseburger; grilled chicken raspberry donut; donut ice cream sandwiches.

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Ohio State Fair/NC Potato Festival
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8.50
2 votes

#11 - Ohio State Fair/NC Potato Festival

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/13/2014

In Ohio, Noah gets pulled in by the Pulled Pork Donut and goes fish in North Carolina for Calabash Flounder.

Hogs and Dogs
star
8.50
4 votes

#12 - Hogs and Dogs

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/30/2016

Noah arrives at The Great Frederick Fair in Maryland, where he enjoys the Whole Hog, the Crabby Dog and the Cake-a-Dilla; Noah visits New York's Wyoming County Fair and samples the Monster Veggie Wrap, the Mexita and the Exploding Fireball Taffy.

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Southern Treats
star
8.50
4 votes

#13 - Southern Treats

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/5/2018

Host Noah Cappe samples Southern hospitality on fairgrounds across the county. The carnival treats he finds are all infused with a down-home goodness that makes each bite taste like Southern sugar and spice.

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From Michigan to Maize
star
8.40
10 votes

#14 - From Michigan to Maize

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/24/2015

Rockford, Mich., is home to the Start of Summer Celebration, where Noah Cappe gets busy with the Soul On A Roll sandwich, and the To Die For Casserole. Salted Caramel Apple Gelato is the thing to beat the heat, while a Beer Can Chicken Pizza Cone combines the best of two worlds. Then it's off to the corn fields of Iowa, where three generations of one fabulous fair family keep Noah entertained with the Hillbilly Hamburger, the Dream Puff and the Bacon Screamer.

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Everything's Bigger and Better In Texas
star
8.40
5 votes

#15 - Everything's Bigger and Better In Texas

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/3/2017

The Lone Star state's best carnival food takes center stage in this episode. From a giant BBQ stuffed baked potato at the Houston Livestock show, to a Forth Worth Tex Mex Burrito almost as big as the state itself, Noah discovers that everything is bigger, and yummier, in Texas.

Toastbusters
star
8.40
5 votes

#16 - Toastbusters

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/29/2019

Noah Cappe hits the Hunt County Fair in Greenville, Texas, and makes short work of the Smoke Bomb and the French Toast Crunch Burger. But it's the Blue Bacon Cheesecake that really knocks him out. Then he's off to California, where the annual Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival has inspired sweet berry treats like the Pizza Berry Pie and the surprising Strawberry Crisp Corn Dog.

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Bayou Bites
star
8.33
3 votes

#17 - Bayou Bites

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/12/2018

Down in Texas and Louisiana, the bayou fairgrounds are full of rich and tasty food. Crawfish, alligator and frogs are all on the menu as host Noah Cappe wades through the swamp to try unusual carnival fare.

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Local Legends
star
8.33
3 votes

#18 - Local Legends

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/10/2018

Regional specialties get a carnival upgrade on the midway! From sandwiches that put cities on the map to desserts representing an entire state, host Noah Cappe is determined to try them all.

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Citizen Candy Cane
star
8.30
10 votes

#19 - Citizen Candy Cane

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/16/2019

Noah Cappe heads to the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair for a helping of Cajun treats, like Cajun boudin tacos and pecan pie pops; basking in the lights of the Aurora Winter Festival in Toronto.

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Planet of the Funnel Cakes
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8.25
4 votes

#20 - Planet of the Funnel Cakes

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/30/2017

Noah Cappe drops in on central California's Placer County Fair, the home of some one-of-a-kind fair foods, including the World's Largest Funnel Cake. Noah lends a hand as a new world record is set -- and then happily samples the result. He wraps up his visit with two Argentinian offers and a fudge/cookie mashup. Then he's off to the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa, where Deep-Fried Peaches and Ice Cream and a Walking Fish Taco keep him on the go.

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Supersized
star
8.20
5 votes

#21 - Supersized

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/20/2017

Noah takes a big appetite to carnivals around the world where he samples seven of the most belly-busting eats around.

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From Crawfish to California
star
8.18
11 votes

#22 - From Crawfish to California

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/13/2015

Noah Cappe goes coastal at the Louisiana Crawfish Festival. From Crawfish Cakes to Oyster Rolls, to a pair of classic carnival desserts, this festival covers all the bases from seafood to sweets. Then it's off to Porterville, California where they've got a uniquely savory funnel cake, deep fried pizza and an Inside Out Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a stick makes this event a fork-free food frenzy.

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Point Break-fast
star
8.17
6 votes

#23 - Point Break-fast

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/23/2017

Noah Cappe starts the day right at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson, Calif. where he devours a Southern-style Biscuits 'n' Gravy Breakfast and rides off into the sunset with the Cowboy Funnel Cake. Later he takes to the skies at the National Balloon Classic in Iowa, where there's an Iowa-only pizza with his name on it.

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The King Crab and I
star
8.17
6 votes

#24 - The King Crab and I

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/1/2018

Noah Cappe visits the Alaska State Fair, which is older than the state itself! He tries some local fresh seafood and state secrets, including the Sasquatch Sandwich. Down south at the Georgia National Fair, Noah finds that mornings are brighter when the day starts with the Country Breakfast Tots and Peach Fritter Funnel Cake.

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Smokey and the Slamwich
star
8.13
8 votes

#25 - Smokey and the Slamwich

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2019

Noah Cappe heads to the Arkansas State Fair for the Arkansas Slamwich, the Stuffed Thanksgiving Taco and more; a savory funnel cake called the Chick 'N' Cake, deep-fried rice pudding and other delights.

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