"Pass the Corndog" is Bringing in Business for Some Vendors
Thousands of people hit the midway each year to find their favorite fried foods. This year, the Tulsa State Fair is all about "Pass the Corndog," and that's good news for the corndog vendors."Nobody likes corndogs like the people in Tulsa," Adam McKinney said.McKinney's has been at the Tulsa State Fair for more than 50 years, and representatives say they like that this year's theme is about their product."I wish they all would. I am going to recommend it to all of them next year," Adam McKinney said.McKinney has four corn dog stands, and has already seen the increase in the first three days. He also has a funnel cake stand, but said the corndog is the staple because, "You can't beat a good corn dog since they are convenient to carry around the fair," he says. Their batter has a little bit of sugar in it to make it unique.Fair-goers have good advice on what to look for in a corn dog. "It's got to be hot, lots of mustard even though my step-daughter likes ketchup and it's something that I would never eat outside of the fair ever," Anna Hooser said."It's just always better at the fair," Maria Franks said.With rows of fair food, you can pretty much pick where you want to eat; just find what you like."It's a very competitive industry, just like any other business, which is good for the public because it really puts a better product on the market," McKinney said.McKinney goes to at least 150 events a year over a seven-month period and said Tulsa has a lot to offer."This fair has gotten better and better over the last ten years. This has become one of the top fairs in the nation. There is not a more beautiful fairgrounds around," McKinney said.A corndog takes about two and a half minutes to fry up, and it's still one of the longest-running fair foods.