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Arts Fest: Meat-on-a-Stick and Other Fest Foods

Meat-on-a-stick has been a staple of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for years, and the spreads out during Wednesday’s Children’s Day certainly didn’t disappoint. In addition to at least three meat vendors, there were fries, lemonade, strudel, hot AND corn dogs, and lots of other treats for sale.

Take a look at what we saw, and check out the full list of food vendors below. Let us know your favorite Arts Fest food in the comments!

Arts Fest 2011 Food Vendor List

ALLEN AND CALDER WAY
Helmut’s Strudel (Conneaut Lake, PA)
Apricot, apple, cherry, cheese, almond, puff-spinach and broccoli strudels; Beef Wellington roll, lemon pepper chicken, German roasted almonds, fresh fruit bowl, hand twisted fresh dough pretzel, fresh fruit smoothie, fresh squeezed lemonade

ALLEN AND HIGHLAND
Chan’s Golden Gate (Pittsburgh, PA)
Egg rolls, chicken on a stick with rice or lo mein, vegetable rice & lo mein, shrimp fried rice, chicken fried rice, gyros, Greek salad, sausage sandwich, corn dog, fries, fresh squeezed lemonade

ALLEN AND FOSTER
Simon’s Concessions (Pittsburgh, PA)
Pierogies, Haluski, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls, Bourbon Chicken with rice or salad, Philly cheesesteak, Mexican fajita on pita, chicken fingers with fries, Italian or Polish sausage, chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake, fudge

ALLEN AND NITTANY
Nick the Greek (Pittsburgh, PA)
Coconut Shrimp on a stick, gyros, Mediterranean salad, Philly cheese steak, fresh squeezed lemonade

FRASER AND NITTANY
Chesapeake Foods (Baldwin, MD)
Chicken Caesar salad, London broil, Italian sausage, fresh squeezed lemonade

SIDNEY FRIEDMAN PARK
Chesapeake Diversified Foods (Chestertown, MD)
London broil, Maryland crab cake, smoked turkey legs, gyros, Italian sausage, hot dog, pulled pork, and fresh squeezed lemonade

Hanson’s Kettle Korn (Sarver, PA)
Kettle popcorn and shaved ice

ON CAMPUS:
Penn State Creamery

Helmut's strudel is sure to delight! Pro-tip: Purchase a few rolls and freeze them for a taste of Arts Fest when the weather turns bad!
Arts Fest might not be your typical summer "fair", but you wouldn't know it from the gastronomic offerings available downtown this weekend.
Walking down Allen Street this weekend could be dangerous if you're on a diet!

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