Top 10 Fair Food Strategies

May 25, 2018
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Everyone visits the Fairgrounds with different ideas about what to eat, how much to eat, or when and where to eat at the Fair. Your food experience is central to the annual visit. Do you gravitate to the same food stands year after year? Do you eat that one or two or three food items over and over? Or are you perennially on the lookout for new options every time you step foot on the Fairgrounds? Well, here’s a Top Ten List of Fair Food Strategies to consider as you spend time at the Iowa State Fair. Enjoy!

#1 – Cookie dough is safe to eat
#2 – There is salad at the Iowa State Fair
#3 – Help a youngster try a brand new food
#4 – Mini doughnuts can be eaten any time of day
#5 – Nothing is more convenient than food on a stick
#6 – Create your own friends and family food challenge
#7 – Interesting beer and wine selections are everywhere
#8 – Fair concessionaires serve up at least eight different edible proteins including ostrich and buffalo
#9 – When you just have to sit down to eat – Enjoy sitting at one of the dozens of Fairgrounds benches
#10 – Hydration is important – Swing by one of the Blue Ribbon Foundation stands and purchase some Valley Water. When fairgoers purchase water they are supporting our mission to help improve and preserve the beauty of the Fairgrounds.

You can practice these food strategies before the Iowa State Fair by attending the Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Fair Food Grazing Party on Saturday, July 7th. It is a fun-filled night complete with live entertainment, all of your Fair food favorites, and a variety of unique auction packages to satisfy any State Fair enthusiast. Get your tickets today! Practice makes perfect!