New Foods Add Flavor to 2010 Iowa State Fair Concessions
Friday, August 6, 2010 Des Moines, IA
Several new foods and food stands are set to make their Fair debut during “Non Stop Fun” at the 2010 Iowa State Fair, August 12-22. Sweet, salty and kid-friendly foods alike join the list of nearly 200 food choices offered throughout the Fairgrounds.
This year’s Fair marks the debut of Fair Squares, the official treat of the Iowa State Fair. Each irresistible Fair Square has a tasty balance of sweet and crunchy with mouthwatering homemade marshmallow. Fresh-made locally and packaged on the grounds, the treats will be available for sale at the brightly colored Fair Square concession trailer located near the northwest corner of the Administration Building. The volunteer-staffed booth will be open while supplies last from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. each Fair day. Best of all, this treat is only $2 and all proceeds benefit the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s efforts to improve the Fairgrounds.
Four additional foods make their Fair debut on-a-stick. Try chocolate-covered tiramisu, a turtle mousse bar, a strawberry cream bar or the Twinkie log (a frozen Twinkie dipped in white chocolate and rolled in cashews). These treats join more than 50 foods on-a-stick offered at the Fair.
In additional to these mobile morsels, the Fair is also welcoming a new concession booth to the Fair. The Chicken Coop, located just north of the Animal Learning Center, is the place to go for kid-friendly foods. Menu items are specially selected to please the younger Fairgoer’s palate and include Octodogs (hotdogs in the shape of an octopus), macaroni and cheese and juice boxes. Kids can even try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich shaped like a farm animal (no crust).
The Iowa Pork Producers Association will also introduce their first new menu idem since the 1999 Pork Chop on-a-stick. The Ground Pork Slider will join the list of tasty entrées available at the Iowa Pork Tent. This mini pork burger features two ounces of fresh-grilled ground pork on a cocktail bun and can be ordered as part of a meal or a la carte.
About the Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair is set for “Non Stop Fun” August 12-22, 2010. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.