Yuma County Fair offers variety of savory foods

YUMA, Ariz. – Whether you’re craving freshly squeezed lemonade, cheese crisps or the famous Old West Cinnamon Rolls, the fair has got you covered.

“Well we’ve been coming here for 43 years this year I believe. We seem to be pretty popular. They’re very delicious it’s my grandma’s recipe. She started it in 1972 and I think the best part is the frosting,” Old West Cinnamon Rolls, Jeff Parkhurst said.

Parkhurst says they’ll sell more than 1,000 cinnamon rolls just this weekend.

Besides satisfying your sweet tooth, the Sunrise Optimist Club is selling Mexican food, with proceeds that will go to help local kids.

“We are doing a fundraiser here this week. To provide funds for children’s activities all around our community and scholarships to go to college,” Sunrise Optimist Club Lee Gibbs said.

Gibbs says he hopes the Sunrise Optimist Club can raise more than $13,000 by the end of the fair.

No matter what you crave every food vendor talked to said they are ready to serve up something to delight your taste buds.

“I think food at the fair is very special. You can only get some things at the fair. It comes around once a year. It’s really fun and delicious and everyone should come to the fair and try my Greek fries,” Sleek Greek worker Haleigh Murphy said.

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