DAWSON CREEK, BC -- This year’s Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede is at its halfway point. People are flocking to the fairgrounds for all sorts of reasons – they might be rodeo fans, they might love the chuckwagons, they might want to go on the carnival rides. But for many, one of the biggest fair attractions, is the food.

All the fair favorites are present at the Exhibition, waiting to serve hungry people coming from the midway or from the rodeo. Classics like smoked brisket, pulled pork, and other mountains of meat; grilled cheeses; corn dogs; or if you have a sweet tooth, mini donuts. This is not a time for restraint, or for diets.

“Anything that’s pretty much unhealthy is in this one, so it all tastes good,” says Colleen, at Georges Mobile Concessions & Catering.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to try something like a deep-fried pickle.

“We make them from scratch, right from cutting the pickles ourselves to breading them,” says Colleen. “So yeah, it’s a big hit.”

If you’re not quite ready for that, you can always go classic.

“We got the striploin steak: Triple A beef, made in Canada beef. That’s our top seller,” says Colton at the Save-on-Foods Steakhouse.

And you can feel good about that steak too, because proceeds from that stand are going to charities across the Peace Region, including St. Mark’s Food Bank in Dawson Creek.

Afterward, for anyone who still has room, there’s always a classic fall fair dessert waiting. The South Peace United with Grace Lutheran church is selling all kinds of homemade pies – made, of course, with love. The kids behind the counter recommend the Strawberry Rhubarb.