By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dieters beware. There's no place like the Franklin County Fair to sabotage even those with the strongest willpower.
Eating is all part of the fair experience, many fairgoers said Tuesday night.
One thing's for sure, food vendors are prepared to serve the nearly 40,000 people expected to attend this year's fair.
"I'd be surprised if we don't at least do a buffalo, maybe a buffalo and a half," said Dave Fox, who raises buffalo on Bison Ridge farm in Mercersburg, Pa., and is making his debut at the fair serving buffalo burgers, steak sandwiches and chili.
"This is a great way for people to try it," Fox said.
Opposite the buffalo stand, members of Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club plan to dole out 5,000 pounds of ham on 21,600 rolls this week, plus a ton of roasted potatoes, and nearly 200 gallons of ham and bean soup, said Mark Eshelman, club member.