Iowa State Fair





Food is one of the main attractions at the Iowa State Fair! The Fair boasts nearly 200 food stands and nearly 70 delectable items available on a stick.

What's New

The Iowa State Fair is known for fun, interesting and delicious food. Find out what new and exciting foods will be found at this year's Iowa State Fair.

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Iowa State Fair New Foods


Do you have a favorite food that you have to eat every year? Learn which food stands have your favorite foods and where they are located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

2021 - Vendors Food Only

2021 - Vendors Joint Food & Beer

Iowa State Fair Food Vendors

Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Cups and buckets of chocolate chips are a must-have at the Iowa State Fair Learn about Barksdale's State Fair Cookies.

Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Healthy Choices

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!

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Melon at the Iowa State Fair

Food on a Stick

The saying "If you can find it at the Fair, you can find it on a stick" is true. With almost 70 mobile foods on a stick, which one(s) will you try?

Food on a Stick

Enjoy a corn dog at the Iowa State Fair

Value Priced Food Items

Check out the best deals at the Iowa State Fair. There are hundreds of foods all over the Fairgrounds, and you can find foods that the whole family will enjoy for an affordable cost!

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2019 Best New Deal Winner: The Cookies and Cream Wonder Bar ($4)

New Foods at the 2021 Iowa State Fair

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Ball On A Stick
  • Peel And Eat Shrimp
  • Dill Pickle, Buffalo Ranch, Mix, White & Yellow Cheddar, Garlic, Caramel, Confetti, Bacon Ranch, Kettle, Regular Popcorn
  • Appletizer
  • Atomic Strawberry Shortcake*
  • Bacon Fanny Packs
  • Bacon Mac Dog*
  • Bacon, Tomato And Avocado Egg Salad With Indian Fry Bread Chips
  • Barney's Beef Ribs
  • Bonnie's Black Cherry Slushies
  • Caramel Apple Smoothie
  • Chicken And Egg Salad With Indian Fry Bread Chips*
  • Chocolate Double Dip, Toffee, Coconut, Boozy, M & M, Peanut Caramel Apple
  • Cinnamon Or Salted Pretzel Bites*
  • Cotton Candy (Maple Bacon, Habanero Bacon, Spicy Pickle, Strawberry)
  • Cowboy Beans
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Dozen Mini Concha-Mexican Sweet Bread
  • Duke's Quebec Style Poutine*
  • Eggnog Cultured Frappucino
  • Elk Sausage
  • Farmers Breakfast W/ Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrowns, Bacon And Sausage
  • Flaming Hot Cheeto Funnel Cake
  • Fresh Squeezed Oj Mimosa
  • Gorditas-Spiced Chicken, Steak, Carnitas, Vegetarian
  • Granny D's Apple Pie*
  • Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich
  • Hawaiian Luau Ice Cream
  • Heith's Nashville Hot Pork Sandwich
  • Horchata
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (Bacon Molasses, Elvis Bacon, Double Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle)
  • Island Noodles
  • Island Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken*
  • Island Smoothie
  • Jarritos Soda
  • Large Duke's Quebec Style Poutine
  • Loaded Crab Bites
  • Lobster Rolls (Maine Style)
  • Maple Bacon Strawberry Shortcake
  • Mini Concha-Mexican Sweet Bread
  • Nashville Fried Berkwood Pork Sandwich
  • Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Peanut Butter Squealer*
  • Peanut Butter and Fluff Cookie Dough*
  • Pickled Spicy Eggs
  • Pork Rind Nachos
  • Pork Rinds (Regular, Spicy, Dill)
  • Pork, Beef Street Tacos
  • Rasp Croissant
  • Rattle Snake Sausage
  • Rattlesnake Corn Dog
  • Bacon Pickle Mac N' Cheese
  • Maytag Bleu Cheese Dip
  • State Fair Breakfast Sandwich
  • Tamales-Spiced Chicken, Carnitas, Vegetarian
  • Tamarindo Drink
  • Tennessee Twinkies*
  • The Chicken Bacon Ranch Cruncholi
  • The Giorgio: Cheddar Tortilla/ Grilled Chicken/Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Iceberg Arugula Lettuce Blend/ Garlic Butter Croutons/ White Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette Wrap
  • Tortas-Brisket, Cubano, Pulled Pork, Spiced Chicken, Steak, Vegetarian
  • Watermelon Warrior Slushies
  • Waygu Beef Hamburger

*denotes 2021 Best New Food Contest Finalist

2021 People's Choice Best New Food

Chicken Egg Salad with Indian Fry Bread

At the Cluckin' Coop by the Iowa Egg Council/ Iowa Poultry Association

What comes first? The chicken or the egg? The latest food item from the Cluckin' Coop doesn't pick sides. 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 a hint of smoked paprika.

Chicken Egg Salad with Indian Fry Bread

2021 Best New Food Finalists

Peanut Butter and Fluff Cookie Dough

At Dipped in Chocolate by Oasis Concessions

The Peanut Butter and Fluff Cookie Dough is a delicious cookie dough made with peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and cocoa krispies that's frozen on a stick and freshly dipped in chocolate when ordered. It's the perfect cold, sweet treat on a hot summer day.

Peanut Butter and Fluff Cookie Dough

Island Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken

At Island Noodles by Brad Jensen

Ingredients include soba noodles, a variety of 21 fresh vegetables and a secret Island sauce. All with white meat teriyaki chicken breast added to the top.

Island Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken

J.R.’s SouthPork Ranch was awarded the Excellence in Innovation as a permanent location renovation.

Duke’s Quebec Style Poutine was awarded the Best of Show for their new food trailer.

Gluten Free Options

With the help of the Central Iowa Celiac Connection, see a list of specific vendors that offer gluten free options at the 2021 Iowa State Fair:

  • Completely Nuts
  • Iowa Pork Producers
  • Iowa Fruit/Vegetable Growers
  • Ford’s Concessions
  • Midwest Dairy Association
  • Hill Concessions
  • Hockridges
  • Mexican Corn Stand
  • Nitro Ice Cream
  • Iowa Turkey Federation
  • The Salad Bowl/Applishus
  • It’s Chicken City
  • Beattie’s Melon Patch
  • The Rib Shack
  • G’Mig’s 5th Street Pub
  • Dawghouse Concessions
  • Zag’s Popcorn