In addition to over 70 bargain-priced items available for $3 or less, several stands sold beverages (including coffee, tea, soda, water, hot chocolate & more) for as little as $0.50.

Apple

  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Ag Building Main Floor, $1.50

Apple Cookies

  • Applishus, Rock Island Triangle, East Canopy of VI Building, North Side of Walnut Square, Cultural Center, $1
  • The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center Courtyard, Ag Building Balcony, $1

Apple Pastries

  • Applishus, Rock Island Triangle, East Canopy of VI Building, North Side of Walnut Square, Cultural Center, $3 each
  • The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center Courtyard, Ag Building Balcony, $3 each

Apple Slices with Caramel

  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Ag Building Main Floor, $3

Bacon 

  • Cindy's Place, SouthWest of Livestock Pavilion, $2.50

Bacon Pancake Dippers

  • Crazy Taters, West side of Anne & Bill Riley Stage, $3

BAG OF POPCORN 

  • Zag's Popcorn, West End of Grandstand, $3
  • Snappy Popcorn, East of Little Hands and North of Animal Learning Center, $2.00

BAKED BEANS

  • Steer N Stein, Grand Ave., $3

Baklava

  • The Greek Garden, Southeast of Admin Building & North of VI Building, $2

BBQ Beef Sticks

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Ag Building Balcony, $3

Beef Jerky

  • The Jerky Shop, Ag Building Balcony, $3
  • Hando Mountain Man Fry Stand, Mountain Man Camp, $.75

BISCOTTI

  • West Des Moines United Methodist Church, North East Corner of Swine Barn, $1.50 

Breakfast Roll

  • The Depot, West of Varied Industries Building, $3

Bruschetta

  • Parlo Pizza, Grandfather's Barn Area, $1.50

CAJUN BEEF STICKS

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Ag Bldg Balcony West Side, $3.00

Cake

  • Cattle Barn Cafe, Cattle Barn Foyer, $2.75
  • Mconnell's Elephant Ears and Funnel Cakes, SouthWest of Admin Building, $2.50

Cake Pops

  • Hoppy's Lemonade, Northwest Corner of Sheep Barn, $2

Candy

  • Campbell's Concessions, Elwell, 4-H Building & Livestock Pavilion, $2
  • Hoppy’s Lemonade, Northwest Corner of Sheep Barn, $1.50
  • Smith K & J, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $1.50
  • Barksdale Concessions, West End of Varied Industries Building, $2.00 

Caprese Salad On-a-stick

  • Salad Bowl, Cultural Center Courtyard & Ag Building Balcony, $3

Caramel Apple

  • Iowa Orchard, Ag Building Main Floor, $3
  • Soukup's Wonder Bars, West Side of Riley Stage, $3

Carmellows

  • Zag’s Popcorn, West End of Grandstand, $1

Cheddar Beef Sticks

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Agriculture Building West Balcony, $3

Chili

  • Bettie's Foot Longs, Northwest of Riley Stage, $1

Chips

  • B & K Concessions, Ag Building Main Floor, $0.50
  • Bettie's Foot Long's, Northwest of Riley Stage, $0.75
  • Brafford’s, North Side of Grand Avenue, $1
  • Fresh American Lamb, East Side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance, $1.50
  • Iowa Turkey Federation, West Side of Riley Stage, $1
  • Kinnear's Steak and Pork Tips, North side of walk on Triangle, $1
  • Pickel Dawg and Footlongs, North side of walk on Triangle, $1
  • The Rib Shack, North side of Walnut Sqaure, $3
  • The Wooden Shoe, North of Varied Industries Building, $1
  • WDM United Methodist Church, Northeast Corner of Sheep Barn, $1.50

Cinnamon Rolls

  • Iowa Sheep Industry Association, East Side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance, $2.50
  • Campbell’s Concessions, Elwell, $3

Coleslaw

  • Pigs & Chicks, North of Varied Industires Building Towards West Entrance, $2.00
  • Cindy's Place, SW of Livestock Pavilion, $2.00
  • Steer N Stein-Food, Grand Ave., $3.00

Cookie

  • Campbell’s Concessions, Cattle Barn Foyer & Elwell, $1-$3
  • Cattle Barn Cafe, Cattle Barn Foyer, $1-$3

Cotton Candy

  • Schuler's Popcorn and Cotton Candy, Northwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $3
  • Fyfe Concessions, North Side of Triangle, $2.75
  • Hill's Cotton Candy and Sno Cones, North of VI Building on Grand Avenue, $3
  • Newell Conccesions, Southeast of Admin Building, $2
  • Pete’s Lunch, South of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $3
  • Shoup's Cotton Candy, Southeast of Administration Building, $3

Cowboy Beans

  • Stockman’s Inn, Southwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $2.50

DILL PICKLE 

  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Main Floor of Ag. Building, $2.00

Dino Bites

  • Stockmann's Inn, Outside Southwest of Cattle Barn, $3

Dog Bites

  • Stockmann's Inn, Outside Southwest of Cattle Barn, $3

Donuts

  • Iowa Orchard Association, Main Floor of Ag Building., $3
  • J.R. Donuts, Rock Island Triangle, $2
  • The Wooden Shoe, Front of VI Building, $2
  • WDM United Methodist Church, Northeast Corner of Sheep Barn, $2

Eggs

  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $3

Fair Square (Original, Peanut Butter & Fair-berry Flavors)

  • Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, Northwest of Admin Building, $2

French Fries

  • All American Grill, Open Arena by Stalling Barn, $3
  • Barksdale’s, West End of VI Building, $2.50
  • Beattie’s Melon Patch, West of Giant Slide, $2.50
  • Beef Promotions of Iowa, Southeast Corner of Walnut Square, $2.50
  • Benoit Concessions, South of Service Center, $1
  • Campbell’s Concessions, Cattle Barn Foyer, Elwell, 4-H Building, Rock Island Triangle, East of Admin Building, Livestock Pavilion, $3
  • Cattle Barn Café, Cattle Barn Foyer, $2.50
  • Cattleman's Beef Quarters, SE Corner of Walnut Square, $2.50
  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $3
  • Coney's Corner, Outside NE of Horse Barn, $3
  • Doc’s Beer Tent, East of Ye Old Mill, $3
  • Hardenbrook Hamburger Basket, West of Riley Stage, $2.50
  • Keul, Filliman & Campbell, Northeast Corner of Horse Barn, $2.50-$3
  • McGrath's Chicken and Steak - Ruan Plaza, Triangle East of Admin Building, SE Corner of horse Barn, $2
  • Old Fashioned Hamburgers and Fresh Lemonade, Grab Stand, $3
  • Pete’s Lemonade Shake Ups, North Side of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $2.50
  • Steer N Stein, North of the Admin Building on Grand Concourse, $3
  • Stockman’s Inn, Southwest of the Cattle Barn, $3
  • The Best Around, South of Service Center, Rock Island Triangle, Southeast Corner of Horse Barn, $2-$3
  • The Depot, West End of Grand Concourse, $3
  • The Rib Shack, North side of Walnut Square, $3
  • Smiths Concessions, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Westmoreland Concessions, Grandstand, $3
  • Wok N Roll, West Side of Riley Stage, $3
  • Xtreme Tenderloins, East side of Riley Stage, $3

Fried Green Beans

  • Stockmann's Inn, Outside SW Cattle Barn, $3

Frosty Malt

  • WDM United Methodist Church, NE Corner of Sheep Barn, $3

Frozen Dessert

  • B & K Concessions, Ag Building Main Floor, $2

Fruit

  • Beattie’s Melon Patch, West Side of Giant Slide, $2.50

Fry Bread

  • Buckskinner’s, Heritage Village, $2.50

Funnel Cake

  • Arnold's Funnel Cake and Corn Brats on A Stick, Grand Avenue East of Pork Producers’ Tent, $3
  • Westmoreland Concessions, South of Riley Stage, $1

Funnel Cake Sticks

  • Arnold’s Concessions, Grand Avenue East of Pork Producers’ Tent, $3

Garlic Beef Sticks

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Agriculture Building West Balcony. $3

Golden Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly On A Stick

  • The Veggie Table, North of VI Building, $2.50

Green Beans

  • Stockman’s Inn, Southwest of Cattle Barn, $3

Grilled Cheese

  • Hardenbrook's Hamburger Basket, West of Riley Stage, $2.50

Ham

  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $2.50

Hamburger

  • West Egg Enterprises, MidAmerican Energy Stage, $3
  • The Bird's Nest, MidAmerican Energy Stage, $3

Hashbrowns

  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $3
  • Pete’s Lunch, North Side of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $1

Hawaiian Juleps

  • Wok N Roll, West Side of Riley Stage, $2.75

Hot Dogs

  • All American Grill, Open Area by Stalling Barn, $3
  • B & K Concessions, Ag Building Main Floor, $2.50
  • B.E.S.T. Concessions, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Beattie’s Melon Patch, West Side of Giant Slide, $2.50
  • Bettie's Foot Longs, NW of Riley Stage, $2.75
  • Brafford’s Lemonade, North Side of Grand Avenue, $2
  • Carl’s, Southwest of Admin Building, $3
  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $3
  • Coney Corner, Outside NE Corner of Horse Barn, $3
  • Dawghouse, Rock Island Triangle, $2
  • DeMent Enterprises, West Side of Rock Island Avenue, $3
  • Gizmo, SW of Admin Building, $3
  • Hardenbrook Cafeteria, Southwest of Ag Building & West Side of Riley Stage, $2.25
  • K&B Industries, Northwest of Riley Stage, $2.75-$3
  • Keul, Filliman & Campbell, Northeast Corner of Horse Barn, $3
  • Pickle Dawg and Foot Longs, North side of Walk on Triangle, $2
  • S&JT Inc., East Side of Riley Stage on Rock Island Avenue, $3
  • Smiths Concession, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • The Wooden Shoe, North of VI Building Near West End of Grand Concourse, $3
  • Turkey Time Concessions, Outdoor Arena, $3
  • Xtreme Tenderloins, East side of Riley Stage, $3

Ice Cream/Malts/Sundaes

  • B & K Concessions, Ag Building Main Floor, $1-$2
  • Barksdale Concessions, West of VI Building, $3
  • B.E.S.T. Concessions, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Bauder’s Ice Cream, Southwest Side of the Ag Building on Rock Island Avenue, $2.50
  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream - Fun Forest, Pella Plaza, West of Jacobson Center, - $2-3
  • Cinnie Smiths, Between Little Hands on the Farm and Animal Learning Center, $3
  • Dairy Barn, Ag Building Main Floor & West of the Milking Parlor on Rock Island Avenue, $3
  • Federal Distributers, West End of the VI Building, $3
  • Ford’s Concessions, Walnut Square, $2.50-$3
  • Good Food Concessions, Between Little Hands on the Farm & Animal Learning Center, $3
  • Iowa Sheep Industry Association, East Side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance, $1.25
  • McConnell Concessions, North Side of Grand Ave, $3
  • Nitro Ice Cream, Shopper's Mart, $3
  • Pete’s Ice Cream, South Side of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $3
  • Pinkley Enterprises, Fun Forest, Expo Hill & West of Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Smiths Concession, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • WDM United Methodist Church, Northeast Corner of Sheep Barn, $1-$3

Jalapeno Beef Sticks

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Agriculture Building West Balcony, $3

Jerky

  • Buckskinner’s, Heritage Village, $0.75
  • Iowa Sheep Industry Association, East Side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance, $1.50

Kettle Korn

  • Olde Tyme Kettle Korn, Heritage Village & West of Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3

Lemonade Shake-ups and Frozen Dessert

  • B & K Concessions, Agriculture Building Main Floor, $2
  • Iowa Honey Producers, Agriculture Building Upper Level, $2.00
  • Old Fashioned Lemonade, West Side of Swine Barn, $3
  • Westmoreland Concessions, Grand Avenue Near Knapp Amphitheater, $3

Mac N Cheese (Smoked Brisket & Bacon)

  • Rib Shack, Walnut Square, $3

Mac N Cheese

  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue Across from Admin Building, $3
  • Stockman’s Inn, Southwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $2.50

Maple Beef Sticks

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Agriculture Building West Balcony, $3

Marshmallow (Jumbo, Toasted, On-a-stick)

  • Beaverdale Confections, Shoppers’ Mart, $2

Monkey Tail

  • Benoit Nutty Bar and Root Beer Floats, East of Riley Stage on Rock Island Avenue, $3

Muffin

  • Cattle Barn Café, Cattle Barn Foyer, $3
  • Iowa Sheep Industry Association, East Side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance, $2.50

Nachos

  • B & K Concessions, Ag Building Main Floor, $3
  • Cindy’s Place, Rock Island Triangle, $3
  • McGrath's Philly Steak and Chicken on a Stick, SE Corner of Horse Barn, $3
  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue Across from Admin Building, $3
  • The Best Around, Southeast Corner of Horse Barn, $3
  • WDM United Methodist Church, Northeast Corner of Sheep Barn, $1.50

Onion Strings

  • B & S Concessions, West Side of Riley Stage, $2

Pasta Salad

  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue Across from Admin Building, $3

Pastries

  • Applishus, Rock Island Triangle, East Canopy of VI Building, North Side of Walnut Square, Cultural Center, $3
  • Palazzo’s Java House, East of Riley Stage on Rock Island Avenue & East of Pioneer Hall, $3
  • The Wooden Shoe, North of VI Building on West End of Grand Concourse, $2.50

Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • Applishus, Cultural Center Courtyard & Ag Building Balcony, $3

Peanut Butter & Jelly On A Stick

  • The Salad Bowl, West Balcony of Agriculture Building, $2

Phosphates

  • McConnell Concessions, North Side of Grand Avenue Near Heritage Village, $2

Pickle

  • Big Creek Marina, West of Main Entrance to VI Building on Grand Concourse, $2.50
  • Dennis Foot Longs and Polish Sausage, Between Block H/M, $2
  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Ag Building Main Floor, $2
  • Old Fashion Root Beer, Pretzels & Nachos, Grand Avenue, $2.50
  • Pete’s Lunch, North Side of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $1

Phosphates

  • McConnell's Old Fashion Fountain Service, North Side of Grand Ave, $2

Popcorn

  • Barkdale Concessions, West End of VI Building, $2-$3
  • B.E.S.T. Concessions, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Campbell Concessions, Elwell Family Food Center, 4-H Building & Livestock Pavilion, $3
  • Cherie Schuler Concessions, Northwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $3
  • Federal Distributers, West End of VI Building, $2-$3
  • Hockridge Concessions, Southwest of Sky Glider & Rock Island Triangle, $3
  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Ag Building Main Floor, $1
  • Pete’s Ice Cream/Sno Cones, South Side of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $2
  • Schuler's Popcorn and Cotton Candy, NW Corner of Cattle Barn, $3
  • Smiths Concession, Jacobson Center, $3
  • Snappy Popcorn, Kids Zone, $1
  • Stockman’s Inn LLC, Southwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $1
  • Zag’s Popcorn, West End of Grandstand, $2 or $3

Popsicles

  • B & K Concessions, Ag Building Main Floor, $1

Potatoes (Mashed, Rounds, Salad, with Gravy)

  • Campbell Concessions, Cattle Barn Foyer, $2.50
  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue Across from Admin Building, $3
  • The Depot, West of VI Building, $3
  • WDM United Methodist Church, Northeast Corner of Sheep Barn, $2

Pretzels

  • B.E.S.T. Concessions, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Big Creek Marina, West of Main Entrance to VI Building on Grand Concourse, $3
  • Zag’s Popcorn, West End of Grandstand, $2
  • Smiths Concession, Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3
  • Old Fashioned Root Beer, Pretzels & Nachos, Grand Avenue, $3

Red Velvet Flurry

  • Ford’s Concessions, Walnut Square, $3

Salad

  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue Across from Admin Building, $3

Sausage

  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $2.25
  • Iowa Turkey Federation, West Side of Riley Stage, $1

Slushies/Smoothies

  • Applishus, Ag Building Balcony, $2-$3
  • Ford’s Concessions, Walnut Square, $2-$2.50
  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Ag Building Main Floor, $3
  • Oz Concessions, East of VI Building, $1-$3
  • Strawberry Hut, West of Jacobson Center, $3
  • Turkey Time Concessions, West of Jacobson Exhibition Center, $3

Smoked Brisket Bacon Mac n' Cheese

  • The Rib Shack, North side of Walnut Square, $3

Sno Cones/Zombie Cones

  • Schuler's Popcorn and Cotton Candy, Northwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $2.50-$3
  • Fyfe Concessions, Rock Island Triangle, $2.50
  • Hockridge Concessions, Rock Island Triangle, $2
  • Hill's Cotton Candy and Sno Cones, Front of VI Building, $2.50-$3
  • Pete’s Ice Cream/Sno Cones, South Side of West Entrance to Pioneer Hall, $3

Soda

  • Hockridge Cotton Candy, Popcorn, and Caramel Apples, Along SW curb of the Triangle, $3

Spuds and Gravy

  • Cattle Barn Café, Cattle Barn Foyer, $2.50

Tacos

  • Castle's Taco Salad, Rock Island Triangle, $3
  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue Across from Admin Building, $3
  • The Depot, West of VI Building, $3

Taffy

  • Oz Concessions, Southeast Corner of VI Building, Southeast Corner of Admin Building & Outside Northwest Corner of VI Building, $2

Teriyaki Beef Sticks

  • The Jerky Shoppe, Agriculture Building West Balcony, $3

Texas Toothpicks

  • Stockman’s Inn, Southwest Corner of Cattle Barn, $3

Texas/Garlic Toast

  • Cindy’s Place, Southwest of Livestock Pavilion, $1
  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue across from Admin Building, $1

Three Buck Bowl

  • Steer N Stein, Grand Avenue across from Admin Building, $3

Toast & Jelly

  • Cattle Barn Café, Cattle Barn Foyer, $2.50

Vegetables

  • Campbell Concessions, Cattle Barn Foyer, $2.50

Wonder Bars

  • Soukup's Wonder Bar, West Side of Riley Stage, $3
  • McConnell Wonder Bar, East Side of VI Building, $3
  • Well’s Concessions, Rock Island Triangle, $3

Yogurt

  • Fresh American Lamb, East side of Sheep Barn, $1.50