Carnival Eats celebrates today's modern gastronomic freak show and takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights, to the new epicenter of carnival life - food! Food of every imaginable shape, size, color and taste are being created specifically for the connoisseurs who ply midways and fairgrounds, and Carnival Eats is there for every delicious bite.

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Season 1, Episode 9

Indiana State Fair/Old Canal Days

The Indiana State Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country, with some of the best fair foods around. Noah constructs, and devours a Colossal Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the help of the state dairy association. Next he takes the classic elephant ear to the next level by packing it full of fruit filling before frying it up. YaYa's Tomato Balls, a Greek family favorite, is his final dish of the day. Then it's over to neighboring Illinois for Old Canal Days in Lockport. Noah samples some insanely loaded potato bites before chowing down on Chicago-style pizza pie. A uniquely sweet donut treat rounds out another day of carnival eating.

Sunday
Jan 15
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 16

We Deep Fried That!

Fairs and festivals are where the innovators of deep fried delights do their best work. Host Noah Cappe travels the country, sampling some of the most outrageous feats of frying around. From tacos to butter balls, mac and cheese to watermelon, these concessionaires have found a way to include a layer of deep fried deliciousness in every bite.

Wednesday
Jan 18
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 20

Fully Loaded

Festivals and fairs are the places to pile the yumminess HIGH and host Noah Cappe has found the best examples around. There are savory treats like BBQ Baked Potatoes, fries topped with lobster and a double decker Colossal Grilled Cheese, plus a decadent dessert that combines an ice cream sundae with mini funnel cakes to create a tower of taste.

Tuesday
Jan 24
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 18

Ice Cream Dreams

Noah Cappe samples ice cream sensations from sweet to savory. Whether it's piled on top of delicious homemade donuts, or snuggling in-between bacon wafers, these ice cream dream dishes will have you begging for more, brain freeze and all.

Sunday
Jan 29
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 13

Cowboys and Cakes

Noah Cappe joins the crowds of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas to experience the meaty Cowboy Burrito and the Texan Juicy Lucy. Then it's a big and bodacious take on the burrito, and Wake 'n' Cake, combining breakfast cereal with the classic funnel cake. At the Florida State Fair in Tampa, The Bacon Burger Bomb gets Noah's heart pumping, then there's a Funnel Cake Pizza to sample along with the Chocoberry Orie, a triple decker sweet.

Wednesday
Feb 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Lights and Literature

At the spectacular Magical Winter Lights in Houston, two very bright vendors turn Noah Cappe on to fusion favorites The Torthai and The Koagie Dog. Then Noah tries his hand at making a Deep Fried Root Beer Float and torches a Berry Brulee Waffle. Next, he snacks to the future at Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, Texas, donning some Victorian finery for a trip back to Dickensian England. On the menu are Fagin's Fried Shrimp, Scotch Eggs and Deep Fried Baklava.

Friday
Feb 17
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Feast and Fries

At the Paris Fair in Ontario, Canada, Noah Cappe gets regal with Her Majesty's Feast, ponders a Meat Pie Poutine, gets down and dirty with the Dirtburger and bites off more than he can chew with the gigantic Maddy Moo's Wrap Attack. At the Washington County Fair in New York, he taps into Sugar Shack Cotton Candy, bites into Bleu Ribbon Fries and eats himself into knots with the Twisted S'More.

Tuesday
Feb 28
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

From Chowchilla-Madera to Ciao!

In the tiny town of Chowchilla, CA Noah Cappe discovers some carnival eats that deserve to be shared with the world. First up, it's the Deep Pit Barbeque, a meat extravaganza that takes three days to prepare. Noah also enjoys a Funnel Cake Cheeseburger and the Baja Avocado Taco. Across the country in New Jersey, the St. Michael's Italian Festival celebrates the cultural and culinary history of Italian-Americans with Zeppole, a cheesecake known as Cake 'n Bacon and a bad boy of a sandwich: The Hoboken Fat Boy.

Saturday
Mar 11
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

All You Can Meat

The midway is home to rides, games and succulent meaty treats. Noah Cappe raises the stakes with these over-the-top meat experiences. Beginning with a Tri Tip Beef Sandwich that has folks in Portland tripping out, to Chicken Wing Ice Cream - the craziest dessert ever seen at a fair, this episode is guaranteed vegetable-free.

Tuesday
Mar 14
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 13

Cowboys and Cakes

Noah Cappe joins the crowds of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas to experience the meaty Cowboy Burrito and the Texan Juicy Lucy. Then it's a big and bodacious take on the burrito, and Wake 'n' Cake, combining breakfast cereal with the classic funnel cake. At the Florida State Fair in Tampa, The Bacon Burger Bomb gets Noah's heart pumping, then there's a Funnel Cake Pizza to sample along with the Chocoberry Orie, a triple decker sweet.

Thursday
Mar 30
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Clams and Cannoli

Mouthwatering midway munchies are on the menu at the Delaware County Fair in Walton, N.Y., where Noah Cappe goes wild for the Spaghizza, packs on the pork with Freshman 15 Fries, snaps to attention for the Veteran's Clam's n' Corn and communes with the Holy Cannoli. Then at the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, Noah's day starts off just right with the Slammin' Salmon Breakfast Biscuit, then the Bird Dog has Noah begging for more and the Dirt Road Banana Split makes him lick his bowl clean.

Tuesday
Apr 4
3:30pm | 2:30c
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Tuesday
Apr 4
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

From Strawberry to Silver Dollar

The Brandywine Strawberry Festival in Pennsylvania is home to "The Colossal" a crab cake/roast beef combo that has host Noah Cappe going wild. Other favorites at this annual celebration include The Sizzler, the Chicken Parm'wich and Strawberry Kettle Corn. Then Noah heads to Chico, CA for the Silver Dollar Fair, where he strikes gold with the Sinfully Sweet Spicy Cheese Pretzel.

Thursday
Apr 20
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Illinois State Fair/Erie County Fair

The Illinois State Fair is one of the longest running fairs in the U.S. and luckily for host Noah Cappe, he's able to sample a taste of Illinois history with the Horseshoe Sandwich: a deep fried pork tenderloin topped with French fries and creamy cheese sauce. Then he puts together an over-the-top deep fried peanut butter sandwich, topped with homemade fluff. Next, Noah travels to New York for the Erie County Fair where he chows down on some local Buffalo favourites like Buffalo Chicken Wing Pizza, Beef on Weck Eggrolls and the Bacon Bomber.

Sunday
Apr 30
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 11

K-Days/North Dakota State Fair

In this episode, host Noah Cappe travels to Edmonton, Alberta for K Days. He starts the day off right with a Canadian specialty turned into brunch: Breakfast Poutine. The creative combos continue with a fusion-inspired Japanese Dog and a S'mores Mini Donuts, with the summer camp favorite topping the perennial carnival classic. Across the border in North Dakota, Wild Rice Burgers, Idaho Tacos and Kettle Corn make up the regional fare in this prairie state.

Sunday
Apr 30
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Cheesy Rider

At the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, Va., Noah Cappe eats big with the Monumental Grilled Cheese and has his interested peaked by the crab dip-topped Chesapeake Bay Poutine. While there, he also indulges in some Big Daddy's BBQ Rolls and Peach Blossom Dumplings. Then, at the Western Fair in London, Ontario, he dives into a Poutine Dog, the Bacaroni Bowl and Cherry Cheesecake Tempura.

Sunday
Apr 30
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 3

Dawn of the Bread

Noah Cappe cruises up the west coast, starting at the Columbia County Fair in St. Helens, Ore. First up is a traditional Indian fry bread stuffed with some non-traditional ingredients, then Noah dives into the coastal fusion of the Great Pacific Pita before he gets his paws on the Deep Fried Chili Dog. Finally, Noah erupts with happiness when he eats the Marionberry Volcano. Later, Noah visits the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville, Calif. where he's excited to meet the Rib Pop, taste new heights with Maui Wowies and chow down on the Banana S'more Crepe Cones!

Sunday
Apr 30
7:30pm | 6:30c
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Thursday
May 4
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 7

Dumplings and Pumpkins

Noah Cappe's first stop is at the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee, where he feels the burn with Dead Heat Tacos. He then takes on the Bacon Blast, the two and a half-foot Belly Buster Philly Cheesesteak and Reverend Larry's Oxtail. Next, he heads over the border to the Erin Fall Fair in Ontario, Canada, where he meets up with the original apple dumpling gang for their Ag Ladies Apple Dumplings, goes hog wild for Pork Belly Sliders and carries a torch for Crackle Lanterns.

Thursday
May 4
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 17

All American Eats

Host Noah Cappe eats his way across America in this sampling of all American items. From Southern treats like Margaret's Soul Food Fried Chicken, to Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs to Northern surprises like Fried Green Tomatoes, and Eastern classics like Lobster Rolls and Pacific Western Apple Pie Fries, this episode salutes the culinary melting pot.

Thursday
May 4
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 18

Stick It to Me

When you're on the midway, you want foods that are built for speed. The simplest solution is to stick it on a skewer. In this episode, Noah Cappe gets straight to the point tasting more fork-free foods than you can shake a stick at. From the enormous Family Dog to the Bacon Bomber, Gator Kabobs to the Fudge Puppy, these carnival creations are worth sticking around for.

Thursday
May 4
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 15

Go Nuts for Donuts

They're not just for breakfast any more! In this episode, host Noah Cappe explores some inventive dishes featuring one of America's national specialties: the donut. Donuts are the basis for some wacky carnival creations, from savory to sweet. From the classic Glazed Donut Bacon Cheeseburger, to the Grilled Chicken Raspberry Donut to incredible Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches, this episode highlights donut dishes from fairs across the country.

Thursday
May 4
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 16

We Deep Fried That!

Fairs and festivals are where the innovators of deep fried delights do their best work. Host Noah Cappe travels the country, sampling some of the most outrageous feats of frying around. From tacos to butter balls, mac and cheese to watermelon, these concessionaires have found a way to include a layer of deep fried deliciousness in every bite.

Thursday
May 4
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

All You Can Meat

The midway is home to rides, games and succulent meaty treats. Noah Cappe raises the stakes with these over-the-top meat experiences. Beginning with a Tri Tip Beef Sandwich that has folks in Portland tripping out, to Chicken Wing Ice Cream - the craziest dessert ever seen at a fair, this episode is guaranteed vegetable-free.

Thursday
May 4
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 20

Fully Loaded

Festivals and fairs are the places to pile the yumminess HIGH and host Noah Cappe has found the best examples around. There are savory treats like BBQ Baked Potatoes, fries topped with lobster and a double decker Colossal Grilled Cheese, plus a decadent dessert that combines an ice cream sundae with mini funnel cakes to create a tower of taste.

Thursday
May 4
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Meat, Pray, Love

Noah Cappe starts at the Delaware State Fair, where he'll eat the very stately Delaware Dog, a hot dog loaded with scrapple. Then, he'll try to tackle the funnel cake-filled Frankenfunnel Burger and the octopus-loaded Octotaco. Finally, he indulges with the Killer Cereal Treat, a deep-fried fruity breakfast smothered in ice cream. His second stop is the Obion County Fair in Union City, Tenn., where Noah snacks on some authentic Tennessee Wings, praises the Pope's Polish Pizza, and digs into the strawberry-est funnel cake on the fairgrounds.

Thursday
May 4
7pm | 6c

About the Host

Noah Cappe

Noah Cappe is a charismatic, versatile actor of stage, television and screen.

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