Barnstable County Fair food and fun guide 2022

Editor’s note: This story was changed July 20 to correct the spelling of Poppie’s Concessions.

FALMOUTH — If you are headed to the Barnstable County Fair, which opened Monday and runs through Sunday, bring your appetite and your wallet.

Prices are up 30-35% for many foods, but it’s worth the splurge for fair favorites (fried Oreos or fried dough with maple cream and bacon) and several first-time vendors serving Middle Eastern, Italian and Brazilian cuisine.

“The fair organizers were great to work with. They are working very hard to welcome all kinds of people and to be sure many communities are represented,” said Ali Alhusseini of South Windsor, Connecticut whose Villa of Lebanon was a first-time vendor at the fair.

Elizabeth Barrientos, from Manchester, New Hampshire, serves food Monday at the Barnstable County Fair in East Falmouth.  She has been working at the Let The Dough Roll for one year.

Alhusseini, a Lebanese native who has a South Windsor restaurant of the same name, was serving gyro with workers slicing lamb, beef and chicken from meat slow-cooked on vertical rotisseries before being wrapped in homemade pita made with a half-dozen crispy, flaky layers or served on a plate of rice and salad. There is falafel with pickles for vegetarians.

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