Mmm Fair Food!

June 16, 2023
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I can’t believe we are already halfway through June! This summer has been flying by! Although the Fair is only 54 days away, the Fairgrounds are already buzzing with excitement and people as many events are taking place. Last week the World Pork Expo was in town, and we were able to taste some very yummy bacon. This week, The Exposition swine show is in town. So lots of fun things are happening around here!

At all of these events, there have been a variety of vendors, which has let us get a sample of the ole Fair food. Of course, we all had to get a little taste. This week the main vendor for us to try has been the one and only Campbell’s! This staple vendor has really gotten us into the Fair spirit with our first corndog of the year. Now you might be thinking, “Man, some Fair food, sounds so good.” Well, you are in luck because you can get a snippet of those delicious foods at this year’s Corndog Kickoff.

A very unique and key aspect of this event is bringing in Fair food vendors to have samples of your favorite Fair foods. The lineup this year is one of the best, ranging from corndogs to cookies to bar be que! This year’s vendors are….(drum roll, please J):

  • Applishus Inc.
    • Sliced Caramel Apples
  • Barksdale’s State Fair Cookies
    • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Beattie Melon Patch
    • Watermelon Cups
  • Beef Promotions of Iowa
    • Hot Beef Sundaes
  • Campbell’s Concessions
    • Corndogs and Pineapple Whip
  • Carter’s Cotton Candy
    • Cotton Candy
  • Cookies Food Products
    • Pulled Pork
  • Dawghouse Concessions
    • Pickledawgs
  • G. Pop’s Candy Box
    • Salt Water Taffy
    • Ham Salad Sandwich
    • Potato Salad
  • Iowa Pork Producers Association
    • Pork Chop on a Stick
  • Iowa Wine Growers
    • Iowa Wine Samples
  • JR’s Southpork Ranch
    • Bacon Pickle Mac & Cheese
  • McConnell Concessions
    • Root Beer Floats
  • Over the Top
    • Mini Ice Cream Scoops
  • Schuler’s Sno Cone & Popcorn
    • Sno Cones
  • Steer N’ Stein
    • George the Chili King’s Classic Recipe Chili
  • T n T Concessions
    • Grater Tater
  • The Bacon Box
    • Bacon Balls & Creamsicles
  • The Rib Shack
    • Bacon, Brisket Mac & Cheese
  • Turkey Time Concessions
    • Kettle Korn
  • Whatcha Smokin’ BBq + Brew
    • Elote Craft Link on a Stick

Now those are some great Fair food vendors right there! Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get your favorite Fair foods early at the Corndog Kickoff! To be one of the lucky Fairgoers to taste these sweet treats, you can buy a ticket today for $100. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the Foundation at 515-262-3111 Ext. 371, or at the door the night of the event. Hope to see you there!

- Faith Kuehl, Business Relations Intern