There will be newcomers and returning champions in the field for the two-day Taste NY Food Truck Competition at the New York State Fair this summer.
The fair announced Monday that 39 food trucks will participate in the competition, which runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and continues on Labor Day, Sept. 2 — the final day of the 13-day fair.
The returning champions include Tonzi's Catering Company of Auburn, which won the Judges' Choice and People's Choice awards at the 2017 contest. The other past champions in the field this year are Silo Food Truck from Ovid, Smokin Pete's BBQ from Dresden and The Meatball Truck from Rochester.
There are 12 new trucks that will be participating this year. The newcomers include Glazed and Confused, a popular doughnut shop in Syracuse, and Rapidz Restaurant in Massena.
The food truck contest will move to a new location. After being held at Chevy Court since its inception, the competition will move to the New York Experience area on the western end of the fairgrounds.
"The competition is one of the most fun events of the fair," Fair Director Troy Waffner said. "People get to sample all kinds of food they might never have tried otherwise. It showcases the creativity and qualify of street food, nearly all of which is made from great New York state agricultural products."
Entrants are required to use food products grown or made in New York in their entrees. Each food truck will have one entree available that fairgoers can sample for $3.
On both days of the competition, fairgoers will vote for their favorite entree. The top vote-getter will receive a $1,000 gift card from Aldi, which is sponsoring the event. The runner-up will get a $500 gift card and the third-place finisher will get a $250 gift card.
Fashion Rescue 911 from Liverpool will have a clothing sales booth during the food truck contest. Bands will perform on the Experience Stage beginning in the afternoon Sunday and Monday.
The fair runs from Aug. 21 through Sept. 2.
Here are the entries for each day of the state fair:
Skippy's Ice Cream, Liverpool: Trash Can Sundae
Nancy's of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery, Woodstock: Baked Alaska
Glazed and Confused, Syracuse: Dizzy Pig
Smoothies Plus, Rochester: Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Rapidz Restaurant, Massena: Slider
Come Fry With Me, Rome: Classic Poutine
The Chef & the Truck (Chef 4 Rent), Baldwinsville: Pulled Pork Chili Waffle Cone
WingNutz (Roc City Sammich), Rochester: Cheesy Bacon Chicken Bowl
GV Street Food, Belfast: Fried Spicy Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
Over the Moon Grilled Cheese, Alpine: This Little Piggy
Potato Skin Express, East Syracuse: Thai Sesame Crunch
Bob Barkers, Cicero: Bacon Cheddar Dog
Tonzi's Catering Company, Auburn: Deep Fried Chicken Riggies
Pinkies Barbeque and Catering, Binghamton: BBQ Chicken with Strawberry Spinach Salad
Via Napoli Express, Liverpool: To be determined
Roll'n Deep, Rochester: Garbage Roll
Abbott's Frozen Custard, Rochester: Chocolate Almond Custard
Papa Gallo Taco Truck, Fayetteville: Al Pastor Taco
The Baked Potato Express, Liverpool: Mac and Cheese Baked Potato
Chef's Catering, Rochester: To be determined
Smokey Legend BBQ, Glen Aubrey: Beef Brisket
Byblos Street Grill, Syracuse: To be determined
Smokin Pete's BBQ, Penn Yan: Loaded Pulled Pork Tator Tots
Sarita's, Rome: Savory Beef Empanada
Cue-Dogs, Cicero: Cheese Dog
The Meatball Truck, Rochester: Meatballs
Pascarella's Catering, Liverpool: Bacon Cheeseburger Eggroll
Limp Lizard, Syracuse: Smoked Turkey Slider
Wolf's Patio Pizza, Liverpool: Pepperoni Pizza
PB&J's Streetside Cafe, Syracuse: Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Glen Edith Coffee, Rochester: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Silo Food Truck, Ovid: To be determined
Pig Vycious BBQ, Binghamton: The Suben - Beef Brisket Sandwich
3.21 Salads, Oswego: Taco Salad
That's What's Up, Liverpool: To be determined
Macarollin, Rochester: Maryland Crab Mac
Stockyard BBQ, Morrisville: Pulled Pork Slider
LadyBug Lunchbox, Syracuse: Cajun Chicken Sandwich
Blueberries and Lace Dessert Truck, Central Square: Brownie