SPENCER, Iowa — Fairgoers to the 2019 Clay County Fair will have 32 new foods to enjoy during their visit Sept. 7-15, including five that have been named as finalists for the fourth edition of the “The World’s Greatest County Fair Food” Contest.
“In our visitor surveys, fairgoers tell us one of the top reasons they attend the Fair is for the food,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “This list of unique new foods will only add to our reputation as a nine-day foodie festival.”
“The World’s Greatest County Fair Food” Contest will be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3:00pm on the Central Park Stage with one vendor taking home the coveted title of “The World’s Greatest County Fair Food.”
The five finalists (and vendors) are as follows:
Sirloin Tips (Bryan’s Concessions) – a bed of mashed red potatoes with just the right amount of secret seasoning topped by a skillet of prepared sirloin tips, grilled onions, peppers, and sautéed mushrooms.
Açaí Bowls (Big Açaí Bowls) – refreshing sorbet topped with banana and granola and then your choice of various toppings (strawberries, mixed berries, peaches, cacao chips, chai seeds, hemp seeds, coconut shavings, almond butter, or honey).
Cowboy Cone (Oak Tree Bar-B-Que) – a two-in-one (dessert and dinner) dish: pulled pork topped with baked beans, coleslaw, and BBQ sauce all inside a waffle cone drizzled with chocolate syrup.
The Iowan (Eat It) – a personal-sized shredded pulled pork and roasted corn flatbread pizza with a BBQ creamy sauce.
Chicken Parmesan Waffle Chix (Waffle Chix, LLC) – a juicy chicken tender and parmesan cheese paired on a skewer and baked inside a seasoned waffle, served with marinara sauce and parmesan on the side.
In addition to “The World’s Greatest County Fair Food” there will again be the “People’s Choice” Award. Fairgoers can sample the five finalists and cast their vote at any of the Fair’s information booths from Saturday, Sept. 7 – Wednesday, Sept. 11. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 12 during the Fair.
Are you a “Fair Foodie?” New this year, Fairgoers can take the Fair Foodie Challenge – pick up a special Foodie card at any information booth, sample all five of the finalists, turn the Foodie card back in at any information booth and receive a special “Fair Foodie” button and a special gift for completing the challenge.
Beside the five finalists, other new foods at the upcoming Fair include:
Big Pop Popcorn: Bagged and fresh flavored popcorn
Chicken City: Smoked Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Food Fire Truck: Grilled Cheeses PorkNcheese
Food Fire Truck: Grilled CheeseTurkeyNtomato
Food Fire Truck: Grilled Cheese Spicy BBQ
Gobblestop Turkey Shop, LLC: Smokehouse Lasagna
Gobblestop Turkey Shop, LLC: Breakfast Chimichanga
McCreary’s Creative Catering: Deep-fried Donuts-on-a-stick
Morley’s Maple Syrup: Maple Root Beer
Oak Tree B-B-Q: Cowboy Cone
Pioneer Wagon: Thick Cut Fried Bologna Sandwich
Pioneer Wagon: Rattlesnake Sausage
Pioneer Wagon: Wild Elk Sausage
Pioneer Wagon: Ranch Hand Bacon and Cheese Sandwich
Pioneer Wagon: Cowboy Beans
Spencer Jaycees: Crackle Burger
TnT Concessions: Fried Cheese Ravioli
TnT Concessions: Fried Beef Ravioli
Village Café: Danish Creme Cake
Waffle Chicks: Chicken Parmesan Waffle Chix
Waffle Chicks: Waffle Stix Brownie
Wok-n-Roll: Pot Stickers
Wok-n-Roll: Veggie Fried Rice
Wok-n-Roll: Lo Mien
Wok-n-Roll: Orange Chicken
Wok-n-Roll: Sesame Chicken
Wok-n-Roll: General Tso’s Chicken,
Wok-n-Roll: Sweet and Sour Shrimp
Wok-n-Roll: Chocolate Covered Cheesecake-on-a-stick
Wok-n-Roll: Frozen Black Raspberry Hawaiian Juleps
To find your favorite foods at the 2019 Fair, use the Food Finder at claycountyfair.com. The Food Finder allows you to search and locate your old and new favorite foods by name and vendor location.
About The Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 325,000 guests each September for nine-days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States. Additional information can be found at claycountyfair.com.
— Clay County Fair
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