Wednesday, August 4, 2010

State Fair, anyone?

The Iowa State Fair starts next week and I am so wanting to attend. I've never been to our neighboring state's fair and I think it's about time. I've heard it's a fantastic fair to see! Also, I'm still mad that our State Fair moved away from Lincoln and down the road about two hours away, so I'm boycotting that one for sure.

Why do I enjoy attending the fair, you may ask? Well, I'm really not into seeing farm animals (induces allergies) or anything agricultural related, but I do like the parades, vendors, demonstrations, people watching, concerts and of course.....Fair Food!
Check this out...

Here's the list of foods on-a-stick as of July 2010 for the Iowa State Fair:

  1. Fair Square
  2. Chocolate-covered tiramisu on-a-stick
  3. Turtle mousse bar on-a-stick
  4. Strawberry cream bar on-a-stick
  5. Twinkie log on-a-stick (frozen Twinkie dipped in white chocolate and rolled in cashews)
  6. Octodog (hotdog in the shape of an octopus)
  7. Frozen s’more on-a-stick
  8. Chocolate-dipped cake on-a-stick
  9. Chicken club on-a-stick
  10. Buffalo chicken on-a-stick
  11. Chocolate-covered peanut butter round on-a-stick
  12. Chocolate-covered key lime round on-a-stick
  13. Carmellows on-a-stick
  14. Pretzel rods dipped in caramel or chocolate
  15. Pickle on-a-stick
  16. Pork chop on-a-stick
  17. Corn dog
  18. Cheese on-a-stick
  19. Cajun chicken on-a-stick
  20. Sesame chicken on-a-stick
  21. Carmel apple
  22. German sausage on-a-stick
  23. Teriyaki beef on-a-stick
  24. Corn on the cob on-a-stick
  25. Cotton candy
  26. Veggie dog on-a-stick
  27. Turkey drumstick
  28. Nutty bar
  29. Fried pickle on-a-stick
  30. Hot bologna on-a-stick
  31. Shrimp on-a-stick
  32. Chicken on-a-stick
  33. Monkey Tails (chocolate covered banana on-a-stick)
  34. Taffy on-a-stick
  35. Honey on-a-stick
  36. Ice cream Wonder Bar
  37. Deep fried Snickers bar on-a-stick
  38. Deep fried 3 Musketeers bar on-a-stick
  39. Deep fried Milky Way bar on-a-stick
  40. Deep fried Twinkie on-a-stick
  41. Lamb on-a-stick
  42. Meatballs on-a-stick
  43. Deep fried hoho on-a-stick
  44. Fudge Puppy (waffle drenched in chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream)
  45. Chili Dog on-a-stick
  46. Funtastick Pork on-a-stick
  47. Dutch letters on-a-stick
  48. Turkey tenders on-a-stick
  49. Deep fried hot dog on-a-stick
  50. Chocolate covered cheesecake on-a-stick
  51. Potato Lollipop (4 thick slices of russet potato deep fried and on-a-stick with dipping sauces)
  52. Pineapple on-a-stick (Fresh pineapple dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried)
  53. Chicken lips on-a-stick (breaded chicken breast smothered with hot sauce, served with blue cheese dressing).
  54. Cornbrat on-a-stick (bratwurst dipped in corndog batter)
  55. Frozen fudge brownie on-a-stick
  56. Ice cream cookie sandwich on-a-stick
  57. Rock candy on-a-stick
  58. Salad on-a-stick
  59. Hard-boiled egg on-a-stick
Looking at all of those tantalizing choices, which one would be the first you'd want to try?


Saimi said...

Holy Cow, sign me up!! We love to go to the fair. Ours is the Central Washington State Fair and my husband and I go every year.

We love it all, the lights, food, atmosphere, shows, the list goes on!

Have fun I'll be thinking of you!

Mamma has spoken said...

A pretzel on a stick? Though it sounds like take any food, put it on a stick, deep fry it and it is fair food. My favorite summer food :od

Lezlee said...

A friend of mine sells 10,000+ bars of soap during the Iowa State Fair. She's been vending there for years now. She always says it's a HUGE fair and great fun!

The Pineapple on a Stick looks like a great place to start for me! :-)

Cheeseboy said...

The Funtastick Pork on-a-stick sounds downright nasty.

Deep fried dough is the best.

Have a good time.

Teachinfourth said...

If the State fair didn't have sticks, they wouldn't have no idea what to do with them there vittles. deep-fried candy bars sure sound tantalizing, don't they?

Sarah said...

Anything candy or chocolate related! Do funnel cakes come on a stick? Love those the most! :)

Tracey said...

Twinkie log on a stick sounds interesting, but I am partial to corn dogs and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

Penny L. said...

Such a traditionalist here....I gotta stick to the yummy corndog. And I do love me a funnel cake (to share with the kids) but it really needs to be on a plate piled high with some sweet and drippy toppings! :-)

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I ate at the County Fair yesterday. I had an Indian Taco, those curly potato things and a funnel cake. The kids also ate corn dogs, peach lemonade and cotton candy. I may go back later in the week to get a piece of pie from the Methodist ladies.

Sarah said...

What food did you choose?! I LOVE those hand-dipped vanilla ice cream slabs they made at the State Fair! Lucy and I volunteered in the 4H concessions at the County Fair last week and the walking tacos were the inspiration for Friday supper!

Shannen from Iowa said...

My favorite food on a stick is the salad on a stick. It is just simple and refreshing after all the junk you eat at the fair. My husband loves the porkchop on a stick.
My 12 year old son's fav is the Chicken Club on a stick
8 year old daughter - Hardboild egg on a stick
6 year old daughter - Hot dog on a stick (she is silly, we have to ask for a non-breaded corn dog)
3 year old son - Cheese on a stick.