Food prices are up at WestFest, but there are still ways to save

Published: Sep. 3, 2022 at 9:18 PM CDT
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WEST, Texas (KWTX) - Thousands of people are in West this weekend to enjoy a slice of Czech heritage at WestFest. But if you plan on eating a slice or piece of really anything, be ready to pay up.

Speedy Spuds is bringing the signature fair ribbon fries to the festival this year at a higher cost.

“It’s just everything you put into it, the barbecue sauce, the nacho cheese, everything just adds up with higher supply prices,” Speedy Spuds co-owner Colby Stoker said.

Stoker and his co-owner Danny Allen used to be able to buy a 50 lb box of potatoes for around $50. Now that same box is costing them $25 more.

“We just recently a couple weeks ago decided to up the prices because we’ve just seen the decrease in profit each month,” Stoker said.

The duo sell their long ribbon fries for $12 now, but just a short time ago they cost $10.

KWTX News 10 wanted to find the cheapest food options at the festival – all on a budget of $20.

Here’s a breakdown of all the items our team was able to get:

  • $4.50 for nachos with jalapenos from West Gymnastics
  • $4 potato and cheese pierogi with sour cream from Granny Dee’s Pierogi
  • $5.41 cheese dog from Fletcher’s Original Corny Dog
  • $5 original lemonade from Freesh Squeezed Lemonade Shake Ups

In total our team spent $18.91, just short of the original $20 budget.