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Though the COVID-19 pandemic forced most fairs and festivals in the mid-Hudson Valley to be canceled, residents will be able to taste the fair food they may have missed at Dutchess Stadium this weekend.

The Hudson Valley Drive-Thru Fair Food Festival is set to take over the Fishkill stadium for four days of foodie fun, beginning Thursday, without any of the foot traffic.

Guests will be provided a menu and drive on a route past the various food trucks in attendance. They will be able to place their orders from their vehicles and even reenter for seconds.

The festival attempts to address COVID-19 concerns by limiting guests to their vehicles and barring foot traffic. Attendees will order and eat from their car.

The event is free to attend, but not to park. Guests can purchase a $10 ticket to secure a parking space at the stadium, which also includes $5 in food vouchers for the event.

The festival will feature a variety of foods, such as corn dogs, fried dough, gyros, candy apples, cotton candy, and more. Guests can also expect higher end options, including London broil, lobster rolls, and gourmet ice cream.

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Vendors for the event include King of Italy Sausage and Peppers, R&A Zeppoles, A Taste of Greece and Flores Catering.

Mary Weber, organizer for the festival, said she is happy to provide a format for the event that would allow people to stay safe amid the pandemic.

“Everyone was missing the fair and all the great foods, and we are so pleased to be able to bring some of that fair joy to Hudson Valley residents during this awesome event,” she said.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit innovativeticketing.com.

Geoffrey Wilson: [email protected]; 845-437-4882; Twitter: @GeoffWilson_

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