Festival Food Wars: Michigan vs Shiga

Takoyaki, funnel cake, and everything in between: fair food in Michigan and festival food in Shiga differ in quite a number of ways. But we want to definitively answer the entirely subjective question: which of these foods is the best?

To scientifically deduce the 100% completely accurate answer, we determined there was only one way to get this figured out: tournament!

For the bracket, we seeded 8 Michigan fair foods against each other on one side and 8 Shiga fair foods on the other side. The winner of each group will face off against each other in the championship battle to crown the undeniable caloric winner.

The tournament bracket [link to Challonge], along with match-up previews, will be updated as time goes on. Voting will take place both on this page and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. May the best food win!


Winner: Yakisoba

Festival Food Wars: Michigan vs Shiga
Winner: Yakisoba

Yakisoba has bested elephant ear to reign as the ultimate festival food! Thanks for helping us reach this scientifically definitive solution, and may celebratory yakisoba be in all of our futures~


(Winners in bold)

Grand Festival Food Finals

(2) Elephant ear vs (4) Yakisoba

Round 3

Michigan group

(1) Corn dog vs (2) Elephant ear

Shiga Group

(4) Yakisoba vs (6) Okonomiyaki

Round 2

Michigan group

(1) Corn dog vs (4) Cotton candy
(2) Elephant ear vs (6) Soft pretzel

Shiga Group

(1) Karaage vs (4) Yakisoba
(2) Taiyaki vs (6) Okonomiyaki

Round 1

Michigan group

(1) Corn dog vs (8) Hot dog
(2) Elephant ear vs (7) Funnel cake
(3) Kettle corn vs (6) Soft pretzel
(4) Cotton candy vs (5) Candy apple

Shiga Group

(1) Karaage vs (8) Yaki toumorokoshi
(2) Taiyaki vs (7) Yakitori
(3) Takoyaki vs (6) Okonomiyaki
(4) Yakisoba vs (5) Kakigoori

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