COSHOCTON COUNTY, Ohio- The Coshocton County Fair is coming to an end on Thursday. The WHIZ News crew went to observe the inner workings and try some of the brand new food trucks.
Harry Faint, from Bates Brothers Amusement Company, oversees all things fair. He said his expertise is in food and he has been in the industry since 1983.
Faint is emotional as he is officially retiring after fifty-six years. Coshocton County Fair will be the last fair of his career.
“I might get emotional. The people I met, and that’s the most important thing. The fair board people and customers that come and see us from fair to fair. We’re on Facebook with some of these people and that was the most important thing to me. That’s what motivated me to keep going,” Faint said.
His favorite part of the Coshocton County fair this year is Don Polo’s taco truck. This is their first year at the fair.
Victor and Jenny Morales started Don Polo’s food truck five years ago together and love what they do. Victor said they did it in honor of his grandfather who passed away about 3 years ago.
“We just wanted to bring people the real authentic Mexican food. I think people have the wrong idea of going to like a local Mexican restaurant and you don’t get the real experience of what the real food is. So we decided that we wanted to bring the food the way that I ate it when I was young.” Morales said.
Jenny Morales, said they prepare everything fresh and spend a lot of late nights preparing one of their most popular fan favorites, Birria Tacos. This is their own recipe that took several tries to perfect and be exactly what they wanted.
“They cook all night. It’s a 6-8 hour cook time. So basically by the time we get up the next day and you grab it, it’s slowly falling apart, goes right into a pan and it’s ready to serve,” Morales said.
There is only one day left to enjoy all of the food, fun and games at The Coshocton County Fair.