Funnel Cake Sticks Win Iowa State Fair Value-Priced Food Contest
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Des Moines, IA
The Funnel Cake Sticks took top honors in the New Food Contest at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. The tasty new treat bested four other value-priced finalists after receiving nearly 40 percent of the votes. The winning dish will be available throughout the Fair, August 7-17.
The champion treat is just $3 and offers a new twist on a Fair classic with funnel cake batter fried to golden perfection, served on-a-stick and topped with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla glaze. Fairgoers can find the sweet snack at Arnold’s Concessions on Grand Avenue across from Hy-Vee Health and First Aid.
Arnold Blewer will receive an official Iowa State Fair plaque and a year’s worth of bragging rights for his winning entry.
The four other finalists are also $3 and will remain available throughout the Fair at their respective locations:
- Brownie Blitz: available at Bauders Ice Cream on the southwest side of the Agriculture Building
- Caprese Salad On-a-Stick: available at the Salad Bowl in the Agriculture Building and Cultural Center Courtyard
- Smoked Brisket and Bacon Mac N Cheese: available at the Rib Shack in Walnut Square
- Three Buck Bowl: available at Steer N Stein on the Grand Concourse
Entries in the New Food Contest were limited to value-priced items for $3 or less. Prior to the start of the Fair, five finalists were chosen based on taste/flavor, presentation/appearance, value and creativity/originality. Fairgoers were invited to vote for their favorite finalist during the first four days of the Fair.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Nothing Compares” to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.