Grab a Bite at the Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair 2018

Munchies galore can be expected on the avenue this year.

Last modified on December 5th, 2018 at 1:41 pm

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All year round, the historic Fourth Avenue flourishes with local art, great food, tasty drinks, and interesting characters. But twice a year it’s flooded with even more.

The biannual Winter Street Fair is taking over Fourth Avenue with its family-friendly traditions from Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 10.

Each year, more than 500,000 shoppers fill the avenue, and if they’re not shopping for gifts they’re shopping for something delicious to calm their appetite.

Luckily, the street fair brings several food options to keep you going as you shop around.

This year, more than 30 food vendors will set up on different corners of the avenue. Many have returned for another year, but check out some of the newcomers listed below.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Ice Gelato

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Blue Ice Gelato is the only gelato establishment in Arizona certified by the state to pasteurize its gelato and sorbetto.

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.

Corn Roasters

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

Hot Pops

Posted by Hot Pops Kettle Corn on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

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.

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.

JPZ Concessions

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

JJ & Sons Piggly Wiggly

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(Credit: Piggly’s)

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

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.

Mutts Hot Dogs & Sausage 

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(Credit: Mutts)

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

The Orange Place

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(Credit: Flickr/ stuart_spivack )

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

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.

There are a few new additions to the Winter Street Fair this year, and you’ll definitely want to explore Fourth Avenue to check them out. The complete map of where you can find them is at fourthavenue.org.

The street fair will take over Fourth Avenue on Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 10. For more information on the vendors, a map of the fair, and more, visit fourthavenue.org.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.
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