Cookie Crazy

September 28, 2020
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Did you visit the Iowa State Fair’s fall Taste of the Fair event this past weekend? Fair food lovers grabbed chocolate chip cookies, corn dogs, funnel cakes, cheese curds and more. The next two Taste of the Fair events are scheduled for October 2-4 and October 9-11 on the Grand Concourse on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

This past weekend, roughly 20 vendors were spaced out along Grand Avenue for walk-up orders. You could choose to enjoy the foods at a safe distance or take them home. 

If you haven’t traveled to the Fairgrounds since last year – there is a new addition to Grand Avenue. The Barksdale’s State Fair Cookie Factory will be serving chocolate chip cookies by the cup or bucket for the next two weekends.

Barksdale’s cookies have become synonymous with the Iowa State Fair. Each August, thousands of families get in line to get their cup of warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies. Two million ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies are sold each Fair. Are you one of the Fairgoers that buys a bucket full?  23,000 buckets were sold in 2019! 

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is still so excited about the new cookie adventure; we have gone a little cookie crazy! This year we have a cookie lapel pin, cookie ornament, and cookie socks all available for sale. Check out the online State Fair Store

The Blue Ribbon Foundation will also have our merchandise trailer set up in front of the Administration Building stocked full of your favorite Iowa State Fair souvenirs. We’ll see you next weekend!