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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

The Finisher

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 Finisher

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.

OMG Chicken Sandwich

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.

    Pork Picnic in a Cup

    The 2022 New Foods are listed below, along with the new food contest entries.

    2022 New Foods Brochure

    2022 New Food List

    • "OMG" Chicken Sandwich*
    • 5 Dino Nuggets W/ Fries Kids Meal
    • Alligator Corn Dog
    • Apple Bacon Waffle
    • Bayou Fries
    • Berkshire Pork Loin
    • BLT Roll
    • Blue Ribbon Cobbler*
    • Burger De Burgo
    • Chicken Bacon Ranch Waffle On A Stick
    • Chocolate Chip Cookie Wonder Bars
    • Chuckie's Tenderloin Wrap*
    • Dawghouse Reuben Sandwich*
    • Deep Fried Meatballs On A Stick
    • Deep Fried Queso Burger
    • Dino Bites Party Tray
    • Dog Bites Party Tray
    • Egg-O-Fuego Eggs*
    • Elk Corn Dog
    • Fried Green Beans Party Tray
    • Fried Olives On A Stick
    • Froyo, Cone Single
    • Gluten Free Corn Dog
    • Iowa's Best Burger
    • Island Cole Slaw
    • Lamb Phillycheese Sandwich
    • Mac N Cheese Party Tray
    • Minty Moo Parfait*
    • Nana's Gooey Butter Funnel Cake
    • N'awlins Cajun Waffle Dog
    • Pog Drink (not available due to supply issues)
    • Pork Belly Bao Buns*
    • Pork Picnic In A Cup*
    • Puff Sundae*
    • Seasoned Fries Party Tray
    • Shrimp Tacos
    • Sidewinder French Fries
    • Smokey's Clubhouse
    • Snake Bite Nachos
    • Sno Big Dill Sno Cone
    • Spam Bacon And Egg Breakfast
    • Spam Curds
    • Spam Deluxe Cheese Burger
    • Stacks Breakfast Sandwich
    • Sweet Potato Tater Tots
    • Texas Toothpicks Party Tray
    • The Finisher*
    • The Mardi Gras
    • The Ripper
    • The Sombrero
    • Waffle Bombs
    • Warm Brownie A La Mode Waffle Bowl
    • Wild Alaskan Salmon Sandwich

    *denotes 2022 Best New Food Contest Finalist