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 5, Episode 14

Festival of Fries

Everyone's favorite side dish takes center stage as Noah Cappe celebrates over-the-top fries loaded with every topping you could imagine. He even tries a few that only the craziest carnival cooks could create.

Thursday
Oct 14
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Return of the Mac

Noah Cappe digs in to seven uniquely ooey-gooey versions of the classic American casserole: mac and cheese. Whether it's stacked in a sandwich, layered in a hot dog, rolled into a taco or topped with lobster or edible gold flakes, these mac and cheese creations will have you craving carnival eats!

Sunday
Oct 17
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 22

Campfire Creations

Noah Cappe is following the smoke signals to the fairground! He's chowing down on midway food inspired by cooking over an open campfire.

Sunday
Oct 17
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Children of the Corn on the Cob

Noah Cappe samples the menu at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. From an Enchilada Funnel Cake to Bacon barbecue Corn, the hits keep coming. For the encore, Noah hits the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. where he samples Drunken Pickle Pops and then captures the mysterious Pineapple Unicorn Bomb.

Sunday
Oct 17
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 13

The Dining

Noah Cappe visits two fall fairs for seasonal carnival treats. Fright Nights in Florida has scarily delicious items like the Dreaded Chicken 'n' Waffles. At the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, Noah finds local specialties like Pumpkin Pie Cannoli.

Sunday
Oct 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Children of the Corn on the Cob

Noah Cappe samples the menu at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. From an Enchilada Funnel Cake to Bacon barbecue Corn, the hits keep coming. For the encore, Noah hits the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. where he samples Drunken Pickle Pops and then captures the mysterious Pineapple Unicorn Bomb.

Monday
Oct 18
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 13

The Dining

Noah Cappe visits two fall fairs for seasonal carnival treats. Fright Nights in Florida has scarily delicious items like the Dreaded Chicken 'n' Waffles. At the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, Noah finds local specialties like Pumpkin Pie Cannoli.

Monday
Oct 18
12:30am | 11:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 18
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 16

Get Stuffed

This is an episode stuffed with foods that are stuffed! From spicy southern stuffed peppers to a sweet cherry stuffed dessert, Noah will indulge in some of the best stuffed sensations North America has to offer.

Monday
Oct 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Mad Snacks: Berry Road

Noah Cappe travels back in time at the Texas Renaissance Festival, where the medieval-inspired meals range from the Sir Francis Fry Dog to The Crown Jewel. Then it's over to Plant City, Fla., where Noah chows down on some berry delicious carnival treats at the Florida Strawberry Festival. Strawberries even make a surprise appearance in some savory treats like the Sweet Brisket Taco and the Spicy Strawberry Stack.

Monday
Oct 18
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 5

Eggs Men

Noah Cappe gets the royal treatment with "ye olde eats" at the Hoggetown Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Fla. Meat is all over the menu, and Noah goes wild for the Smoked Bison Burger and the Wild Boar Leg. Then he heads to Rodeo Austin for some weird treats like Armadillo Eggs, Cookie Dough Dream and a road trip to deliciousness called the I-35 Chili Jar.

Monday
Oct 18
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Mocktail

Noah Cappe goes loco for Sunshine State snacks at the Manatee County Fair in Palmetto, Fla. There's lots of ooey-gooey goodness in the Pizza Supremo Burger and the Ulti-Melt Burger, but it's the Sandia Loca that has Noah flipping out. Then he's shaken and stirred by some Kentucky classics at Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, Ky., where old-fashioned favorites are served with a side of good humor and a shot of American whiskey in the form of Kentucky Mac and Cheese and Bourbon a la Mode funnel cake.

Monday
Oct 18
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 12

Ham-let

To eat or not to eat? For Noah Cappe, there is no question! Noah heads to San Diego and hams it up at the Balboa Park December Nights festival. The day starts off right with a breakfast Belgian waffle called the Ham I Am, and then it's a showdown between the East Coast Lobstah Taco and homegrown Cali Spicy Kaprao Burger. Then Noah heads north to Antioch, Calif., for the Contra Costa County Fair, where Mexican-American specialties take top prize.

Monday
Oct 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Asian Sensations

Noah Cappe looks east for inspiration as he explores Asian flavors on the fairgrounds. From classic foods like Shrimp Fried Rice Balls at Canada's Pacific National Exhibition and the Spicy Kaprao Burger at California's Balboa Park December Nights, to mashups like the Ube Funnel Cake in Las Vegas and the Koagie Dog in Texas, there's a world of flavor to be found in carnival cooking.

Wednesday
Oct 20
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 12

The King's Peach

Noah Cappe makes a visit to the Big Fresno Fair in California, where local legend Chicken Charlie has a triple treat stacked up on a stick. Then Noah heads across the country to the Southwest Georgia Regional Fair for the classic Georgia peach dessert served in a whole new way.

Wednesday
Oct 20
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Ohio State Fair/NC Potato Festival

Host Noah Cappe heads to the Ohio State Fair, one of the country's oldest and biggest fairs, with food that's just as outrageous. Noah samples a perfect combination of savory meat and sweet treats in the Pulled Pork Donut. Fair classics like Funnel Cakes and the Blooming Onion and Funnel Cakes get a Ohio state spin but it's the Giant Deep Fried Gummy Bear that really gets Noah going. Then he heads to the NC Potato Festival in North Carolina, where a local specialty is a big hit: Calabash Flounder.

Wednesday
Oct 20
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 16

Southern Treats

Host Noah Cappe samples Southern hospitality on fairgrounds across the county. The carnival treats he finds are all infused with a down-home goodness that makes each bite taste like Southern sugar and spice.

Wednesday
Oct 20
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Close Encounters of The Food Kind

Noah Cappe is hot on the trail of some otherworldly carnival eats at the UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M. From the Alien Egg to the Crashed UF-Dough, it's good eating for earthlings. Later, Noah heads to California's Orange County Fair where he tackles the massive Porky Leg and makes dreams come true with Deep Fried Pizza.

Wednesday
Oct 20
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 9

Beauty and the Beef

It's love at first bite as Noah Cappe munches on some Texas-sized treats at Rodeo Austin. With a tagline of "Where Western meets weird," the Rodeo is the place to find one-of-a-kind carnival eats like the Kobe beef Rodeo Austin burger and the massive Stuffed Chop. Then Noah's off to the Pima County Fair in Tucson, Ariz., for a shrimp stick featuring sweet Gulf shrimp and fruity cereal. He also digs into The Big Rib and finishes the day off with the brain-numbing Nitro Whip.

Wednesday
Oct 20
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Close Encounters of The Food Kind

Noah Cappe is hot on the trail of some otherworldly carnival eats at the UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M. From the Alien Egg to the Crashed UF-Dough, it's good eating for earthlings. Later, Noah heads to California's Orange County Fair where he tackles the massive Porky Leg and makes dreams come true with Deep Fried Pizza.

Thursday
Oct 21
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 9

Beauty and the Beef

It's love at first bite as Noah Cappe munches on some Texas-sized treats at Rodeo Austin. With a tagline of "Where Western meets weird," the Rodeo is the place to find one-of-a-kind carnival eats like the Kobe beef Rodeo Austin burger and the massive Stuffed Chop. Then Noah's off to the Pima County Fair in Tucson, Ariz., for a shrimp stick featuring sweet Gulf shrimp and fruity cereal. He also digs into The Big Rib and finishes the day off with the brain-numbing Nitro Whip.

Thursday
Oct 21
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Funnel Cakes and Fried Fudge

The York Fair in Pennsylvania has been drawing crowds since 1765, and has had 250 years to perfect its carnival eats! Host Noah Cappe decks the halls with a Taste of Christmas, goes off on the Burger Bomb Pretzel, enjoys a Fork Free Chick'n'Waffle and the patriotic Apple Pie Funnel Cake earns a very big salute. Then, Noah heads to upstate New York to the Steuben County Fair where he attains sandwich nirvana with the Steuben Cuban, feels the burn with Five Alarm Fried Fudge and finds the pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow Sugar Waffle.

Thursday
Oct 21
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 15

Berry Delicious

Berries might be little but they're full of huge flavor, just like the seven berry sweet dishes Noah will be sampling in this episode. Noah will so discover that berries are good on everything from savory Strawberry Arugula Pizza to the perfectly named Strawberry Waffle Bomb.

Thursday
Oct 21
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 19

Family Dinner

Host Noah Cappe takes a seat at the table for family dinner -- carnival style! He'll meet the carnival cooks who put a twist on family favorites and transformed them into fair food marvels.

Thursday
Oct 21
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 2

Dates on a Plane

Noah Cappe arrives in the California desert for a date with deliciousness at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. After some hot and spicy treats like the Fire Fingers Kartwheel and the Sonoran Fire Dog, Noah's earned a cool Palm Date Shake. From there, he heads to the Pensacola Interstate Fair for some Flori-Bama fun. Noah digs into some Crabby Tots and the Love Me Tender pizza before meeting up with the Queen of Funnel Cakes for the ultimate fairground sweet.

Thursday
Oct 21
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

The Rainbow Confection

Noah Cappe lands at the LA County Fair in Pomona, Calif. for some sunny west coast eats, like the Jackfruit Torta, PB Meatballs, and cherry candy-coated Cherry Punch Hot Wings. Finally, Noah takes a tasty stroll through the rainbow Ice Cream Garden, a treat as beautiful as it is tasty. Later, Noah heads to the Markham Fair in Ontario for the colorful and delicious Pulled Pork Rainbow Melt. He also tastes a Frosted Fried Turkey Leg, coated in sugary cereal, and for dessert, the Crispy Cruncher.

Thursday
Oct 21
3pm | 2c

About the Host

Noah Cappe

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

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