Sweet, salty, savory, strange, tasty, on-a-stick, on a plate, in a bowl, there are 53 New Foods at the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Plan what foods you will try this year along with all the great contests and entertainment.
2022 Iowa State Fair People's Choice Best New Food
at The Rib Shack
Not your average potato, it’s an extra-large russet potato, layered with chopped brisket, smoked pulled pork and The Rib Shack’s famous Bacon Brisket Mac and Cheese. Follow that up with a generous amount of gourmet BBQ sour cream and signature garlic rub butter. This is a meal that tastes like the Fair in one dish.
The 2022 Best New Foods Finalists
“OMG” Chicken Sandwich
at Chicken City
“OMG” this chicken sandwich is a chicken breast that is lightly battered and covered in sugar coated corn flakes fried to golden brown and served on a glazed doughnut. As if it wasn’t enough, it’s topped with bacon and drizzled with syrup. It’s an “OMG” combination of sweet and savory.
Pork Picnic in a Cup
at the Iowa Pork Tent
The Pork Picnic in a Cup is a twist on the classic summer picnic. A cup filled with layers of BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, creamy coleslaw and a drizzle of BBQ sauce, garnished with brown sugar pork belly. An amazing way to enjoy good summer eats, feast on great Iowa pork and Find Your Fun at the Fair.
The 2022 New Foods are listed below, along with the new food contest entries.