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Wyoming State Fair vendors navigate state restrictions

Sonya Siefkes dips corn into a tub of butter at the Wyoming State Fair
Sonya Siefkes dips corn into a tub of butter at the Wyoming State Fair(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 3:48 PM CDT
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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Corn is dipped in butter and cheesecake slices are dipped in chocolate at the Fun Tastic Concessions booth. A co-owner said their customers call it the John Deere booth.

The owners are from Newton, Kansas, and have been working the Wyoming State Fair for over a decade.

“Everyone in Wyoming is usually always very, very friendly,” said Sonly Siefkes, co-owner of Fun Tastic Concessions.

They have brisket sandwiches, turkey legs and half-pound burgers.

“Everything’s pretty healthy because we don’t put the sauces on anything. It’s up to the customer,” said Siefkes.

This year’s COVID-19 restrictions have brought them some challenges.

“We have to doctor up all of the sandwiches and the corn. Normally we have it out and they fix it their own way,” said Siefkes.

She adds another challenge is working with a hot cooker and wearing a mask.

“None of us are wearing masks. They told us we should but we don’t have to because we are fixing sandwiches,” Siefkes said.

She added they are washing their hands often and cleaning everything they can.

They had March through October, but since the pandemic hit this is the only state they could sell their food in.

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