41 outrageous new foods coming to the PNE this year

Jul 26 2017, 12:07 am

Get out your eating pants and do those stomach stretches: It’s almost time to make room for all the outrageous eats coming to bust your gut at the 2017 Fair at the PNE.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get cheesier, more bacon-y, or more deep-fried, the vendors are working their magic with more epic eats. Plus, the PNE is always adding new vendors to their roster to expand your eating options (and not everything comes with a doctor’s warning!).

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This year it’s still about Oreos, pork belly (and BACON), and global flavour mashups to the max. There are tons of mouthwatering new options though that will have you buggin’–because they are made with crickets. Plus more pierogy madness, super long hot dogs, and heaps more to digest during the Fair, which runs August 19 to September 4 this year.

Here are the 41 new foods to check out at this year’s PNE.

1. DBL Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Super Footlong Hotdog

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede


2. Cheesy Jalapeno Corndog

3. Los Hermanos Tacos

4. Cricket Fries


Photo courtesy of PNE.

5. Gimme Some S’more Milkshakes

6. Beavertails

7. Roasted BBQ Cricket Burger


Photo courtesy of PNE.

8. Handmade Burger

9. Big Barrel Rootbeer

10. Drink A Fruit From The Fruit

11. Crispy Chicken Feet on a Stick

Calgary Stampede

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

12. Traditional Barbecue Pork Bun

13. Shrimp Dumplings

14. Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede


15. Tandoori Chicken Burger with Masala Fries

16. Masala Lamb Burger with Masala Fries

17. Deep Fried Jello

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

18. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pesto Dumplings

19. Italian Flatbreads

20. Caprese Salad Stack

21. Deep Fried Pizza Bites


Photo courtesy of PNE.

22. Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls

23. Veggie Corndogs

24. Risotto Balls

PNE_Rissotto balls

Photo courtesy of PNE.

25. Deep Fried Pork Belly

26. Prague Cones and Chimney Cakes

The Praguery


27. Amsterdam Fries

28. Chili Chili Chill from Lemon Heaven

29. Cherry Cola-infused Soft Serve Ice Cream

30. 2-Foot-Long Grilled Chicken Skewer


Photo courtesy of PNE.

31. Lava Whip (Pineapple Dole Whip with pina colada and strawberry puree)

32. Cookies & Cream Glazed Donuts

33. Rolled Ice Cream Waffle Taco

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

34. Maple Bacon Cornbread

35. Funnel Cake Poutine

Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

36. Cold Brew Coffee from Cheyenne Coffee

37. Deep Fried Coffee Crisp

38. Churroreo


Photo courtesy of PNE.

39. Red Velvet Mini Donuts

40. Cotton Candy Ice Pop

41. Oreo Rice Pudding


Photo courtesy of PNE.

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