The Iowa State Fair Is One Of The Best Fair Food Spots In America
I can hear the yells, cheers, and screams of fairs this year, and I for one can't wait! If you're like me then you love everything about fairs, especially the food. Well, Iowa is so well known for its iconic fair food that people come from other states to just eat it! Meaning if you're an Iowan and love fairs you're in the perfect spot!
2021 was another great year for the State Fair, and many others. Like always the food was amazing.
How Popular Is Iowa Fair Food?
According to Thrillist, the Iowa State Fair is one of the best fair food spots, alongside with Great New York State Fair, Minnesota State Fair, and State Fair of Texas!
Is pretty much known for three things: livestock competitions, the now-iconic butter cow sculpture (it's a cow, made of butter, FYI), and putting every unhealthy food in the greater Midwest... on a stick. As far as options go, the Iowa State Fair actually has more food vendors than any other in the country, topping 200 individual booths every year.
The Iowa State Fair has been around since 1854 and is iconic. The past few years have been a bit different due to COVID, but I'm super excited for this year's food!
2021 Food List
Here is the list of food that got our state recognized.
Apple Pie On A Stick
Bacon Cheddar Cheese On A Stick
Bacon-Wrapped Deep Fried Italian Sausage On A Stick
Bologna On A Stick
Breakfast Sausage In A Waffle On A Stick
Brownie Deep Fried, On A Stick
Caprese Salad On A Stick
Caramel Dipped Pecan Pie On A Stick
Cheese On A Stick
Cheese-On A Stick (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Jalapenos)
Cherry Pie (Deep Fried, On A Stick)
Chicken Corn Dog
Chicken In A Waffle On A Stick
Chicken-Cajun, On A Stick
Chocolate Covered Key Lime On A Stick
Chocolate Covered New York Cheesecake On A Stick
Combo Meal-Sandwich Or Shrimp Corn Dog, Fries And A Drink
Cookie Dough In A Waffle On A Stick
Corn Brats On A Stick
Corn Brats-(Cheddar) On A Stick
Corn Brats-(Spicy) On A Stick
Corn Brats-(Stadium) On A Stick
Crazy Tater On A Stick
Crazy Tater On A Stick W/ Cheese And Chili
Crazy Tater On A Stick W/ Cheese Or Chili
Deep-Fried Sweet Corn - Corn Dog
Double Bacon-Wrapped Corn Dog
Frisalino On A Stick
Fruit Kabob - Peach, Strawberry, Grapes, Pineapple, Topped With Chocolate & Nuts
Fruit Kabob-Strawberries, Pineapple & Peaches Deep Fried On A Stick
Fruit On A Stick
Funnel Cake On A Stick
Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
Ice Cream On A Stick
Jalapeno Corn Dog
Jumbo Plumper Footlong Corn Dog
Loaded Tators On A Stick
Mexican Grilled Corn On The Cob
Milky In A Waffle On A Stick
Mushrooms On A Stick
Peanut Butter And Jelly On A Stick
Pecan Pie (Deep Fried, On A Stick, Topped With Caramel & Bacon Bits)
Pickle On A Stick
Polish Sausage Corn Dog
Popcorn Balls On A Stick
Popcorn Balls On A Stick With M&Ms
Pork Belly On A Stick
Pork Chop On A Stick
Pork On A Stick (3)
Pretzel-Soft, Salted, Almonds, Dipped In Chocolate On A Stick
Salad On A Stick
Sausage-Lamb, On A Stick
Shrimp Corn Dog
Slopper, Footlong Hot Dog With Corn Chips, Chili And Cheese Sauce
Small Corn Dog
Smoothie On A Stick
Snickers In A Waffle On A Stick
Sweet Brat With Maple Syrup On A Stick
Tater Dog, On A Stick
Veggie Corn Dog
WOW That is A lot of food. 69 in total.
They even have healthy options!
CAPRESE SALAD ON-A-STICK
FRESH FRUIT, MELON AND BERRY CUPS, AND SHISHKABOBS
GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICHES
VEGGIE CORN DOGS
More can be found here, but let's be honest, most of us are here for the crazy stuff!
The Iowa State Fair does have a healthy dose of good for you foods. Find a list of healthy Fair food options, based on the USDA guidelines for healthy meals with school lunches. From salad-on-a-stick to melon to grilled turkey sandwiches, you can find healthy options at the Fair!
The People's Choice Food
Chicken Egg Salad with Indian Fry Bread
It combines the best of both with their chicken egg salad with Indian fry bread. This protein-packed food will keep Fairgoers energized all day long. The cool combination of the chicken and egg salad combined with the warm crispy fry bread (or chips) is the perfect meal or snack. The chicken and egg salad includes crisp celery, cranberries and toasted pecans. And, to kick it up a notch, they have added cabbage slaw, bacon-tomato aioli, fresh cilantro and
The Iowa Stae fair is less than 100 days away, and we all can't wait! I'll see you there with some food on a stick in my hand.