Published On: Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

Fair food vendors selected, menus approved

 

By ROBERT JUMPER

ONE FEATHER EDITOR

 

In preparation for the 105th Cherokee Indian Fair, Frieda Huskey, Fairgrounds and Special Events supervisor, and Lisa Frady, Events and Group Tour coordinator held a drawing on Tuesday, June 20 for the vendors who will be serving food at the Fair.

This year, the number of vendors submitting applications and menus were equal to the number of booths available, so the drawing was to determine which booth a vendor would have. The following vendors will be in booths at the Fair:

Reed’s Frybread (Julia Lossiah) serving frybread (taco, chili cheese, fruit topping), hot dogs, walnut corn, beans and cornbread

Mommy Doo’s (Edith Stamper) serving Indian Dinners (bean bread or chestnut bread, fried chicken, potatoes, fresh mustard greens or cabbage, and fresh fatback), Indian tacos, frybread plain or with chili, apple or cherry homemade fried pies, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, Frito pies, French fries (choice of chili and cheese), corn dogs, coffee, drinks, bottled water, homemade desserts and pickles

Nana’s Kitchen (Ned Stamper) serving Bean Bread Dinners (bean bread, fried chicken, cabbage, fried potatoes or beans, and hominy), Chestnut Bread Dinner (chestnut bread, fried chicken, cabbage, fried potatoes or beans, and hominy), Ramp Dinner (bean bread, fried chicken, cabbage, fried potatoes or beans, and hominy), Hot dog, corn dog, hamburger/cheeseburger (basket includes fries and a drink), Frybread plain (honey/powdered sugar), frybread burger, Indian taco (frybread, chili, lettuce, tomato, onion), cheese fries, cakes (pineapple, chocolate, strawberry), and drinks (coffee and hot chocolate)

Huskey’s Food Booth (Jay Huskey) serving Indian dinners, cheeseburger basket, hamburger basket, frybread (Indian tacos, chili, sweet, plain), French fries (plain, chili, cheese), frog legs, pork skins, lemonade and tea

Wrecking Crew (Trish Calhoun) serving corn soup with frybread, wild rice and chicken with frybread, homemade chili with cornbread, homemade vegetable soup with cornbread, fruit-infused water, Tim Horton’s coffee, hamburgers, hot dogs, corndogs, fries, frybread sticks (with chocolate, powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar) and homemade cakes

Nikki’s Frybread (Nikki Crisp) serving Indian taco (frybread with chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion), frybread (plain, chili, cheese, powdered sugar, strawberries, honey, chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin spice sauce, sugar), Rez Burger (1/3 pound sirloin patty on frybread), fries, Rez Dog (1/4 pound Nathan’s all beef hot dog wrapped in frybread), hot dog, Indian Pizza (frybread topped with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni), Twisted Chips with chili and cheese, fresh squeezed lemonade, coffee, soft drinks, and bottled water

Welch’s (Sharon Welch) serving Indian dinners, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries, pizza, sweet cakes, pickles, candy, Coke, Pepsi, bottled water, coffee, and hot chocolate

Melishia’s Tacos and Tamales (Melita Lossiah) serving nacho fajitas, tamales, nachos and cheese, tacos (chicken or steak), burritos (chicken or steak), tostadas (chicken or steak), soda, water, and coffee

Wildcat’s (Vera Wildcat) serving stuffed baked potatoes, meat pies, chicken strips, burger, pizza sticks, onion rings, French fries, rib soup (with hominy, frybread, or cornbread), Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, SunKist, iced tea, coffee, lemonade, and water

Calhoun’s Cherokee Frybread (Pat Calhoun) serving Indian Tacos (frybread with chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions), frybread (with fruit toppings), hamburgers, fries, shaved ice

Bona Fide (Lizzie Bernal) serving Mexican street tacos, tamales, tortas (Mexican sandwiches), chimichangas (fried burritos covered in cheese dip), quesadillas, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, bacon cheese fries, and Indian dinners

In addition to the vendors who will be working in the food booths, there will be stand alone or trailer vendors, including Lulu’s (Marsha Ensley), Scraggelpop Kettle Corn (Dale and Stephanie Scragg), Super Snack Shop (Denise Baron), Fat Belly’s (Tina Tuten), and Toni’s Food Booth (Toni Tahquette)

There will also be food vendors with the carnival who will be providing midway fare like cotton candy, candied apples, and an assortment of fried candies

The Cherokee Indian Fair will be held from Oct. 3-7, and the theme for this year’s Fair is “One Nation, One Community, Always United”.

Info: Lisa Frady 359-6471 or lisafrad@nc-cherokee.com