DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) — From foods-on-a-stick to fried food concoctions, the Iowa State Fair is known for fun, interesting and delicious food. Each year, a list of new culinary adventures from sweet to salty, to strange and tasty are announced. Fairgoers can try more than 50 new foods at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
The 2019 new foods include:
Apple Cider Shake Up
Apple Fritter Funnel Cake
Apple Slices with Fresh Ground Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
Bacon Wrapped Pig Wings*
Bauder Ultimate Bacon Crisp
Berkshire Bacon Balls on a Stick
Boozy Pecan Caramel Apple
Breakfast Sandwich – Egg, Corned Beef, and Cheese Biscuit
Brownie Waffle Stick
Campfire Cracker Jacks Caramel Sundae
Caramel Apple Bites
Caramel Apple Cider Shake
Chicken Bacon Ranch Poutine
Chicken Parmesan Stick
Chicken Street Tacos*
Chocolate Brownie Waffle Stick
Chuckie’s Pork Strip Basket*
Cookies and Cream Wonder Bar*
Deep Fried Deviled Eggs
Dill Pickle Popcorn
Double Pork Poutine
Fried Avocado Slices
Georgie’s Roast with the Most Wrap*
Jalapeno Popper Pizza*
Jumbo Super Dog
Lemon Sipper with Peppermint*
Mexi-Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Chimi
Monster Cookie Popcorn
Orange Creamsicle Milkshake
Orange Sipper with Peppermint
Pete’s Steak Popper*
Ranch Hand Steak Salad
Salted Caramel Apple Shake
Sirloin Beef Tip Sandwich
Slaughter House Poutine
Slow Roasted Half Chicken Dinner
Smoked Ham & Eggs
Soft Serve Cookie Dough Cones
Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Chimi
Tangled Onion Pork Po-Boy
The Chinese Sweet Corn Cup
The Corn Stacker Cocktail
Tiramisu Injection Cone with Flavor Shot
Walt’s Lemonade Creamsicle
White Cheddar Popcorn
*Denotes 2019 Best New Food Finalist
The 2019 Best New Deal Winner:
The Best New Deal Contest recognizes a value food item that is budget friendly under $4. The Cookies and Cream Wonder Bar is the best new Fair food under $4.
Cookies and Cream Wonder Bar; Find the Cookies and Cream Wonder Bar at J&L Soukup’s Wonder Bar stand. This is a new version of a traditional State Fair favorite. The hand-cut cookies and cream ice cream is dipped in chocolate, then rolled in crushed Oreo cookie pieces for a delicious treat.
The 2019 Best New Food Finalists:
Georgie’s Roast with the Most Wrap; $10; Located at G Mig’s Wrap Stand, this new food is a cheddar tortilla wrap with tender beef pot roast, a white rice mixture containing Chorizo sausage crumbles, roasted green chilies, cheddar Jack cheese, candy corn salsa, crispy corn tortilla crumbles and a sour cream drizzle. On the side is a zest salsa verde sauce. Gluten free wraps are available at an additional cost.
The Chief; $8; Find The Chief at The Rib Shack, a new creation of Navajo BBQ fried bread with slow-smoked beef brisket topped with cilantro lime slaw and a salsa cream drizzle. A slow-smoked pork option is also available.
Cast your vote to save a new food and add it to the Top 3 New Foods for 2019. Fair enthusiasts can cast their vote for the third new food via the Iowa State Fair App. Voting closes Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m.
The top 3 new Fair foods will compete for the coveted 2019 Iowa State Fair People’s Choice Best New Food. Fairgoers can sample the top three finalists and cast their vote Thursday, August 8 – Monday, August 12 at midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 14 during the Fair.
2019 Best New Foods and Finalists
Visit iowastatefair.org to learn more about the 2019 New Foods and New Food Contest.