On August 10, the Iowa State Fair will open its doors for 11 fun-filled days of rides, games, sights, contests, and, of course, all sorts of State Fair delicacies. Brian Taylor Carlson/The Register
Craving a corn dog? Looking for the fresh lemonade stand? Or wondering where you can sample one of the new Iowa State Fair foods this year? The Des Moines Register, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State Fair have partnered to provide you the Iowa State Fair Food Finder -- now available on Android, as well as iPhone.
The app is now updated with all of the new foods for the 2017 fair and also includes the complete 2017 events calendar. Download or update the Android and iPhone app today to start planning your Iowa State Fair eating adventure.
Rather browse on your tablet or computer? Bookmark DesMoinesRegister.com/FairFood for the same experience.
Here's what you can do with the Food Finder:
Find food and nutrition information: Search for the type of food you're craving and see nutrition information provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Plus, you can specifically find the new foods, healthy foods and food on a stick.
Vendor menus: Wondering what your options are at each stand? Search by vendor and review their menus.
What's closest to me? Find the funnel cake, corn dog, pork chop, etc... vendor that's closest to you.
Healthy foods: Seeking a healthier Fair experience? Sort the food options for those with fewer calories and less fat.
Burn the calories: Just how much damage did that beef sundae do to your diet? Find out how long you'd need to walk, run, or otherwise do an activity to burn the calories. (It's just for fun, you don't actually have to!) But the app will also connect you to pedometer apps to find out if you burned off your apple pie on a stick during your walk around the fairgrounds.
Complete events calendar: Browse events, concerts and contests by day or search for the ones you most love. And add them to your phone's calendar so you don't miss them.
New Food Finder app features in 2017:
» Ability to favorite items
» Ability to view a list of favorited items
» Ability to share individual items and your favorite list
» Ability to offer feedback on the nutrition info
» Ability to add photos of food
Complete Iowa State Fair coverage:
Find full coverage, photos from every day and videos of the best moments at DesMoinesRegister.com/StateFair.
Events calendar: Browse and search for events in our mobile friendly calendar at DesMoinesRegister.com/StateFairEvents.
What to do? We're offering all sorts of recommendations. Find the new things to do this year, the must-see things, kid-friendly events, best free concerts and more. FInd them in the Des Moines Register Things to Do app - download it for iPhone or Android - or go to DesMoinesRegister.com/BestLists.