The Best Wisconsin State Fair Food - 2018
Pull out your roomiest waisted pants and get ready to check out some of the best food at the Wisconsin State Fair.
With all selections that it offers, it can be hard to figure out exactly where is the best place to start when seeking out the best 2018 Wisconsin State Fair food. Especially if you’re a new comer, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the hundreds of different foods that various State Fairs dish out each and every year.
That’s why we’ve pulled together a handy list of some of the best 2018 Wisconsin State Fair food to look forward to, including both long time staples and more recent winners of the “Sporkie” awards, which are annual prizes given to some of the best and most creative foods the fair has to offer.
So whether you’re looking for iconic snacks such as the Original Cream Puff which has been a Wisconsin State Fair favorite since the 1920’s, or more “unique” items such as the Deep-Fried Fat Elvis On-a-Stick, we’ve got you covered. Here you’ll find everything from classic fair food such as corn dogs with a twist to crazier foods you’d never think to eat together…that is, of course, unless you were enjoying the best 2018 Wisconsin State Fair food the event has to offer.
Original Cream Puff
When it comes to the most iconic Wisconsin State Fair food of all time, the prize undoubtedly goes to the iconic Original Cream Puff which has been sold at the fair since 1924. Operated by the Wisconsin Bakers Association, an average of 350,000 of these tasty treats are sold every single year. So bring the whole family down to the Cream Puff pavilion and watch the talented chefs create these delicious cream-filled pastries right through the window.
Despite the fact that cream puffs have been sold at the State Fair longer than any other item, the Wisconsin Bakers Association actually didn't begin selling the famous confections until 1924, when they built the Cream Puff Parlor located in the Master Spas Pavilion
Spiral Cut Potato On-a-Stick
Among the hundreds of Food-on-a-stick options you’ll find at the Wisconsin State Fair, perhaps none are as simple yet delicious as an old fashioned spiral cut potato-on-a-stick. Basically this spiral cut spud takes everything you love about French Fries and transforms it into an easy to carry, on-the-go option.
Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Corn Dog
A Wisconsin State Fair favorite, these delicious corn dogs may look like a pretty basic fair classic, but don’t be fooled. On the inside you’ll find none other than the famous Klement’s Racing Sausages Wisconsin fans enjoy at every home Brewers game. So kick your corn dog expectations up a notch by enjoying one of these beloved Wisconsin gems.
Door County Cherry Pie On-a-Stick
Among all the desert options you’ll find at the Wisconsin State Fair, what better to tote around on a stick than a pie? From the folks at Door County Fish Boil, you’ll find these delicious deep-fried cherry filled pies topped with plenty of powdered sugar.
Maple Cotton Candy
Though everyone knows you can’t visit the fair without indulging in a little cotton candy, the Wisconsin State Fair takes things to a whole new level with fluffy, maple-flavored cotton candy by the bag.
Wisconsin Potato Growers Loaded Baked Potato
Before you deem Idaho the best potato growers in the business, take a trip over to the Wisconsin products pavilion and check out a loaded baked potato straight from the fields of Wisconsin. Available with plenty of all your favorite toppings like sour cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits, these bad boys will define your expectations of exactly what a potato can do
Honey Ice Cream
Find out the best kept secret of Wisconsin bees across the state with a visit to Wisconsin Honey Producers. There you’ll find an incredible ice cream made with honey produced by the bees of Wisconsin.
Deep-Fried Fat Elvis On-a-Stick
This Wisconsin State Fair ode to the King in his heftier days consists of Reese’s Peanut Cups dipped in Banana batter and then deep fried. Served on-a-stick, the snack doesn’t stop there, as it’s served with chocolate sauce and bacon-yes bacon- sprinkles. Where to get them? Ironically at a place called Slim's Lakefront Brew Pub & Eatery.
Perhaps no trip to the Wisconsin State Fair is complete without a visit to award winning La Coppa Artisan Gelato. Here you’ll find some killer nachos, but not the kind covered in traditional watery queso. Chocomela nachos are actually a dessert nacho made with homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips with whipped cream sweet chocolate coating and salty peanut sauce. Dipped in La Coppa Artisan Gelato classic Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate gelatos, this is one treat that’s well worth the calories.
Beer-Battered Pretzel-Coated Cheese Curds
A Sporkies finalist at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair, these Wisconsin cheese curds are coated in a pilsner beer batter, crushed pretzels, and panko bread crumbs. Try them for yourself this years at Tropics at the Fair.
The Sporkies winner at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, the Island coleslaw from Island Noodles features a delightful mixture of pineapple, mandarin oranges and teriyaki chicken, covered with a light Sriracha glaze and topped with crushed Macadamia nuts.
Chocolate Covered Bacon On-a-Stick
If there’s one Wisconsin State Fair food you’ve just gotta say you’ve experienced its Machine Shed’s Chocolate Covered Bacon On-a-Stick. This treat comes with no surprises and is exactly what it sounds like: a stick of bacon dipped in melted chocolate and served- you guess it- on a stick.
Deep-Fried Bacon Green Olives On-a-Stick
Check out this Wisconsin State Fair award winning appetizer from Fried Fruit & Fried Olives. These tasty queen olives are stuffed with cream cheese before they’re individually wrapped with bacon, dipped in a seasoned batter, and served with ranch or sriracha.
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