This Tacoma area food festival has a special place in my heart. One year I even got to be a judge, which was pretty much the most fun ever.
If you’re determined to get that elephant ear, or just anything you can eat on a stick, your best option might be to check out the Fair Food Drive Thru Food To Go event in Puyallup.
Update/Note from SFM: It sounds like the first days of this event have been a bit bumpy with some folks reporting REALLY long wait times-like five-eight hours. What, now?? It does sound like they’re working on making the procedures a bit better/clearer, but you may want to check out what folks are saying on their Fb page and go prepared. Please do be nice to the workers.