Lobster-wrapped corn dogs, maple bacon noodles, and glazed grilled cheese donuts are just a taste of a mouth-watering snacks you can find at the Queen City Ex this year.
“Don’t bring your diet with you down here. If you’re going to come down to the fair we encourage everyone to come down and absolutely go nuts,” said Josh Shaw, manager of major events and entertainment at Evraz Place.
New to the Ex this year is the Crazy Cone, which does its best to stay on the healthy side.
Ryan Carlos was born in Regina and now lives in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. He has only been business for a couple of months, but returns with his new and unique ice cream cone.
The Crazy Cone is not fried or baked. It’s made with corn grits through friction in a special machine and it’s gluten-free.
“It tastes kind of like corn pop cereal without all that sugar,” he said.
His cone isn’t really a cone at all. It’s a tube bent into the shape of a ‘J’ with both sides open to be filled with ice cream.
“Because one side is longer and if someone likes more vanilla they can have more vanilla than chocolate or vice versa,” he explained.
Gates open at noon Wednesday as fairgoers will follow their nose to the nearest concession stand that has been wheeled in for the five-day event.