Iowa State Fair Food Finalists

DES MOINES, IA (07/20/2018) (readMedia)-- Three new Fair foods will be competing for the coveted 2018 Iowa State Fair People's Choice Best New Food Award. Finalists include the All Iowa Belly Up Burger from The Rib Shack and the Apple Eggroll from Applishus as selected by a celebrity panel of judges on July 17. Fair enthusiasts casted their vote via the Iowa State Fair App to save their favorite food. Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick from Iowa Pork Producers was selected as the third finalist.

The 2018 Best New Food Finalists:

Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick - Quarter pound strip of pork belly that has been honey cured, rubbed with brown sugar and cooked to crispy perfection. Get the Brown Sugar Pork Belly On a Stick for $7 at the Iowa Pork Tent.

All Iowa Belly Up Burger - Half pound of fresh ground pork belly seasoned with our signature rub then grilled to perfection, topped with our pulled pork then topped with our signature sauce, followed with our thick cut candied bacon and lastly with our Rib Shack Slaw and served on a brioche bun. The All Iowa Belly Up Burger is located at The Rib Shack south of the Bill Riley Stage for $10.

Apple Eggrolls - Egg rolled wrapped with Apple filling sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and can be dipped in caramel. The Apple Eggrolls are located at the Applishus Stands - East Canopy of the VI Building, Cultural Center Courtyard, South Side of Walk on Triangle and North West Corner of Walnut Square for $5.

Fairgoers can sample the top three finalists and cast their vote Thursday, August 9 – Tuesday August 14. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 15 during the Fair.

Visit or download the Official Iowa State Fair App. To learn more about the 2018 New Foods.

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to Iowa State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit