Iowa State Fair 2021: All the new food you’ll find this year at the fair

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DES MOINES, IOWA — After 23 months of waiting, Iowa State Fair fans are now less than 30 days away from the return of their favorite fair. The Iowa State Fair returns August 12th-22nd after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 event.

On Tuesday, July 13th the Iowa State Fair is announcing some of the new foods that will be found on the fairgrounds. Watch live as the Fair announces the new foods in a ‘Family Feud’-style competition.

These ten foods were judged on Tuesday:

  • Atomic Strawberry Shortcake
  • Bacon Mac Dog
  • Chicken and Egg Salad with Indian Fry Bread Chips
  • Cinnamon or Salted Pretzel bites
  • Duke’s Quebec Style Poutine
  • Granny D’s Apple Pie
  • Island Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken
  • Peanut Butter Squealer
  • Peanut Butter and Fluff Cookie Dough
  • Tennessee Twinkies

Three finalists will compete during the fair to be named the top new food for 2021:

  • Chicken and Egg Salad with Indian Fry Bread Chips
  • Peanut Butter and Fluff Cookie Dough
  • Island Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken

The 2021 Iowa State Fair will feature dozens of new food items beyond those tested on Tuesday, including a ‘Flaming Hot Cheeto funnel cake. Here is the full list of new foods from the Iowa State Fair’s website:

  • 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
  • Apple Tots
  • 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
  • Jarittos Soda
  • Large Duke’s Quebec Style Poutine
  • Loaded Crab Bites
  • Lobster Rolls (Maine & Connecticut 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

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