Eats Guide: Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair 2017

Last modified on December 7th, 2017 at 3:47 pm

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The biannual Fourth Avenue Street Fair begins Friday, December 8. And what good is Tucson Foodie if we can’t provide you with some kind of an idea of what you’ll be facing food-wise and where to find it.

If you’ve been to the fair before, you know you’re there when the smell of street food hits you from blocks away.

Over 40 food vendors will set up shop for this round of the fair and below are some of the standout offerings. Have a favorite that we missed? Let us know in the comments.

AJ’s Fry Bread

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Fry bread at the street fair is a crowd favorite and AJ’s Fry Bread is where you can get it. No relation to AJ’s Fine Foods.

Where to find: Two booths, 5th Street and 7th Street.

BBQ 4 U

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(Credit: BBQ 4 U)

BBQ 4 U has been attending Tucson’s street fair since 1998. The food is a visitor favorite.

Where to find: West of Hoff Avenue on 7th Street.

Blue Banjo BBQ

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(Credit: Blue Banjo BBQ)

Known for barbecue, Blue Banjo prepares all dishes onsite over mesquite.

Look for tri-tip, roasted chicken, pulled pork, bratwurst, and hot wings.

Where to find: East of 4th Avenue on 7th Street.

Brushfire BBQ Co. 

Messy Mac & Cheese at BrushFire BBQ Co. (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

Messy Mac & Cheese at BrushFire BBQ Co. (Credit: Shana Gegantoca)

With storefronts on Campbell at Glenn and 22nd and Kolb, Brushfire is well-known for barbecue in Tucson.

Where to find: 5th street west of 4th Avenue. 

Café Francais 

Looking for something sweet?

Café Francais offers assorted French pastries, colorful macaroons, and croissants. C’est Bon!

Where to find: On 7th Street. 

Chans Concessions 

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(Credit: Flickr/ southernfoodwaysalliance)

Also found at the Pima County Fair, Chans Concessions offers chicken on a stick, egg rolls, and shrimp fried rice.

Where to find: East of 4th Avenue on 7th Street.

Corn Roasters

According to Yelp, The Corn Roasters sells ears of roasted corn with a selection of spices, sauces, and salts.

Where to find: 7th Street, west of Hoff Avenue, and west of 4th Avenue on 4th Street. 

Geronimo’s Revenge

Mac & Cheese from Geronimo's Revenge (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Mac & Cheese from Geronimo’s Revenge (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Fourth Avenue favorite, Geronimo’s Revenge is making their street fair debut. Grab a Geronimo Dog or (vegan) Mac & Cheese.

Where to find: Next to Che’s Lounge. 

Hot Pops

Kettle corn is a street fair classic. Salty and sweet, this snack will have you coming back for more.

Where to find: Fourth Avenue and 4th Street. 

Inca’s Peruvian

Tiraditos Clasicos at Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tiraditos Clasicos at Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

In their first year at the street fair, Inca’s will be serving up tasty Peruvian dishes like Causa Rellena, Anticuchos, Papa Rellena, and Lomo Saltado.

Where to find: 7th Street near the main stage. 

Indonesian Satay

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(Credit: Flickr/ thefalcon)

If you’re into Indonesian food, and more specifically satay, this is the booth for you.

Where to find: 7th Street, in between Fourth Avenue and Hoff Avenue.

Jake’s Donuts 

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(Credit: Jake’s Donuts)

Who says doughnuts are limited to breakfast? No one. Find them all day at this booth.

Where to find: Between Fourth Avenue and Hoff Avenue, on 7th Street. 

JPZ Concessions

Nothing says street fair like Giant Texas Corn Dogs. Grab one at JPZ Concessions, or try their Green Chile Cheese Fries.

Where to find: 7th Street.

JJ & Sons Piggly Wiggly

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Piggly Wiggly has become a fair favorite over the years. JJ’s offers burgers, barbecue, and giant turkey legs.

Where to find: East of Fourth Avenue on 5th Street. 

Kountry Kettle Kitchen Kettle Korn

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(Credit: Flickr/ dearbarbz365 )

Nothing says “street fair” like the smell of kettle corn and sticky fingers.

Where to find: East of Hoff Avenue on 7th Street. 

Mutts Hot Dogs & Sausage 

(Credit: Mutts)

(Credit: Mutts)

You wouldn’t know by their name, but Mutts also offers breakfast items, soups, and salads.

Where to find:  West of Hoff Avenue on 7th Street.

S&B First Cook

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(Credit: Flickr/ pixeleden)

Another crowd favorite is making a comeback at the street fair.

S&B serves barbecued meat on a stick, along with egg rolls, chow mein, and shrimp tempura.

Where to find: East of Fourth Avenue on 5th Street.

Scottsdale Soda

If you’re looking for a cool beverage to sip on while wandering the fair, check out Scottsdale Soda. Their all-natural and organic sodas are hand-crafted and come in 12 flavors: Ginger Beer, Horchata, Tamarindo, Manzana, Citrus Paradisi, Mexican Cola ( regular and diet), Sarsparilla, Black Cherry, Watermelon Cream, Vanilla Cream, and Diet Lemon-Up.

Where to find: In front of Antigone Books. 

Takoyaki Balls

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The weather has been a bit chilly, and we can’t think of a better way to warm up at the street fair than with a big bowl of Ramen from Takoyaki. Also try their signature Takoyaki balls, filled with fried octopus.

Where to find: Fourth Avenue and 7th Street.

The Orange Place

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(Credit: Flickr/ stuart_spivack )

Classic American food, such as burgers, fries, and hot dogs.

Where to find: Six different booths, four on 5th Street, and two on 4th Street.

The Tri Tip Man:

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Are you craving something out of the ordinary? Tri-Tip Man has a unique selection of Smokin’ Meats & Sandwiches.

Where to find: 5th Street.

Other food vendors:

No less worthy, the following vendors will also be present at the 2017 winter Fourth Avenue Street Fair.

  • AZ Corn Roasters (5th Street)
  • Aeco (Two locations on 5th Street)
  • Barbie’s Ice Cream (7th Street)
  • C&E Feast and Delights (7th Street)
  • Dragon Breath (4th Street)
  • Hot & Sizzling Grill (7th Street)
  • Wyly Coyote (5th Street)
  • Greek Snack (7th Street)
  • Kabob Shack (4th Street)

The fair will take over Fourth Avenue on December 8-10. For more information, visit Fourth Avenue.

Melissa hails from Brooklyn where she worked for a whole animal craft butchery company. She is now a professional Instagrammer in Tucson and believes everything is better in taco form. Follow her Instagram adventures on @mstihl.