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Country Fair Treats

Kidwell’s Funnel Cakes & Other Appalachian Treats 
Nov. 1-6 | Mountainlair Front Entrance | 10am to 5pm
Country fair carnival food including funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos and more will be available for purchase. Cash only.

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Nov. 1-6 | Mountainlair Front Entrance | 10am to 5pm
Fresh kettle corn and pork rinds made on-site will be available for purchase. Cash only.

Bavarian Nut Man
Nov. 1-6 | Mountainlair 1st Floor | 10am to 5pm
Fresh-roasted Bavarian nuts will be available for purchase. Cash only.

Appalachian Food Sampling

Mountainlair Commons Area | 11am to 1pm

Free samples while supplies last.

Chicken & Dumplings | Nov, 1
There’s no doubt chicken and dumplings has been a staple in American cooking for generations, however, the controversy on where it originated is still up for debate today. Some say that chicken and flour were the least expensive ingredients available to Mountaineers during the Great Depression and that is why the dish became so popular. However, others argued that chicken was rare and valued during the Great Depression because of egg production and was only consumed on special occasions. Either way, chicken and dumplings has made its way back in to mountain life with modern recipes everyone is sure to enjoy. 

Pepperoni Rolls | Nov. 2
According to Jeanne Mozier in her indispensable guide book,” Way Out in West Virginia,” the Pepperoni Roll was invented by Giuseppe “Joseph” Argiro at The Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, W.Va. Fairmont’s miners needed food that was portable, sturdy and long-lasting. When Argiro, a former miner, noticed many of his co-workers munching of a piece of Pepperoni and a piece of bread, he began baking rolls with pepperoni sticks on the inside. The rest, as they say, is history. 

Peach, Blueberry & Apple Cobbler | Nov. 3
Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and a fruit filling (such as peaches, apples, berries).  Some versions are enclosed in the crust, while others have a drop-biscuit or crumb topping. Berry cobblers were born from traditional English suet puddings, with berries being substituted for ingredients not readily available.

Beans & Cornbread | Nov. 4
Harsh winters in the Appalachian Mountains made it extremely difficult for farmers during the 18th century to survive off the land. Because of this, pinto beans and corn were dried, preserved and resold to people for a fraction of the price it would’ve cost to grow them. Soup beans were made by boiling the dried pinto beans and adding pork to enhance the flavor. After enjoying the soup beans for dinner, the meal was often reused the next day to make fried bean cakes or “mountain chili.” 

Food Truck Fare

Evansdale Campus in front of the Engineering Science Building

T & L Hot Dog Cart
Nov. 1-5 | 10am to 3pm
Hot dogs and nachos will be available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Pepperoni Rolls & Apple Cider

Free Julia's Original pepperoni rolls and apple cider while supplies last.

WVU College of Law
Nov. 2 | 11am to 1pm

WVU Health Sciences Pylons Entrance
Nov. 3 | 11am to 1pm

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