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Get ready to loosen your belts and chow down, Iowa. The new foods at the Iowa State Fair have been released, and we can start counting down the days.

The doors will open at the fair on Aug. 9 for 11 straight days of fun — rides, games, concerts and contests. And, of course, you can enjoy all kinds of State Fair delicacies, many of them served on a stick for easy mobility.

Download the Des Moines Register Fair Food Finder app: iPhone | Android | on the Web (updating soon for 2018).

Two of the best new foods will be selected by a panel of judges and 1 new food will be selected by fairgoers through the Iowa State Fair's new app. App voting closes Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

The top 3 new Fair foods will then compete for the coveted 2018 Iowa State Fair People’s Choice Best New Food. Fairgoers can sample the top three finalists and cast their vote Thursday, Aug. 9 through Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 15 during the Fair.

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    A panel of celebrity judges picked a Best New Deal winner and two finalists for the Best New Food as the Iowa State Fair unveiled all the new foods for 2018.

    Here's a look at all 56 new foods (12 more than last year) that are being dished up during the 2018 Iowa State Fair season:

    • Brisket Mango Tango - Cattlemen's Beef Quarters on the southeast corner of Walnut Square
    • All Iowa Belly Up Burger - The Rib Shack, south of Riley Stage
    • Beef Burnt Ends - Diamond Jacks, Rhode Island Ave.
    • Fresh Made Guacamole - Diamond Jacks, Rhode Island Ave.
    • Pork Belly Burnt Ends - Diamond Jacks, Rhode Island Ave.
    • Pork Belly Burnt Ends Poutine - Benoit Poutine & Fresh Cut Fries, north of the VI Building towards west entrance
    • Rocky Mountain Oysters - Benoit's Giant Tenderloins, south of Service Center
    • Frisalino On A Stick - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Reserve PBJ Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Iowa Sunrise Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Grand Champion Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Fair Lady Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Blue Ribbon Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Best of Show Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Apple Eggrolls - Applishus Stands: the east canopy of the Varied Industries Building, Cultural Center Courtyard, south side of Walk on Triangle and northwest corner of Walnut Square
    • 4-Leaf Clover Cooler - The Salad Bowl, Cultural Center
    • Polish Sausage Corn Dog - Campbell's Double Bacon Corn Dog, north side of Grand Ave. in front of Grandstand.
    • Pickle Beer - The Bird's Nest, MidAmerican Stage
    • Duck Bacon Wonton - The Bird's Nest, MidAmerican Stage
    • Bacon Pancake Dippers - The Bird's Nest, MidAmerican Stage
    • Apple Dumpling - Iowa Orchard Association, main floor of the Ag. Bldg.
    • Cherry Pie Flurry - Ford Concessions Sundaes and Flurries, Walnut Square
    • Deep Fried Pecan Pie On A Stick - Deep Fried Twinkies, Oreo Cookies and Candy Bars; the front side of Grandstand
    • Salty Carmel Lightning Rod Ice Cream - Bauder's Ice Cream, southwest side of Ag. Bldg.
    • Pork Belly On A Stick - Iowa Pork Producers - Iowa Pork Tent, northeast of Ag. Bldg. on Grand Ave.
    • Lamb Sausage Breakfast Sandwich - Fresh American Lamb, east side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance
    • Caribbean Leg of Lamb Taco - Fresh American Lamb, east side of Sheep Barn by Main Entrance
    • Toasted Turkey Bomber - Iowa Turkey Federation, west side of 
    • Rube Dog - Pickle Dawg and Footlongs, north side of Walk on Triangle
    • Rainbow Popcorn - Snappy Popcorn, east of Little Hands and north of ALC
    • Caramel Apple Popcorn - Snappy Popcorn, east of Little Hands and north of ALC
    • Muddy Pig On A Stick (Popcorn) - Snappy Popcorn, east of Little Hands and north of ALC
    • Popcorn On A Stick (Shape of Iowa) - Snappy Popcorn, east of Little Hands and north of ALC
    • Tiny Tator - Eat It's Chicken City, north side of Grand Ave. and south of Susan Knapp Amphitheater
    • Chicken Livers - Eat It's Chicken City, north side of Grand Ave. and south of Susan Knapp Amphitheater
    • Chicken Gizzards - Eat It's Chicken City, north side of Grand Ave. and south of Susan Knapp Amphitheater
    • Smoked Chicken Leg - Eat It's Chicken City, north side of Grand Ave. and south of Susan Knapp Amphitheater
    • Portobello Strips On A Stick - The Veggie-Table, north of the VI Bldg., west of the Main Entrance
    • Double Dutch Almond Funnel Cake - McGrath's Funnel Cakes, Triangle
    • Jamaican Jerk Chicken - GMig's Wrap Stand, southeast of the VI Bldg.
    • Cookie Dough Spaghetti - Dipped in Chocolate, the outer perimeter of the Livestock Pavilion
    • Cookie Dough Sundae - Dipped in Chocolate, the outer perimeter of the Livestock Pavilion
    • Not So Thin Mint Ice Cream - Dipped in Chocolate, the outer perimeter of the Livestock Pavilion
    • Peppermint Patty Bars - Dipped in Chocolate, the outer perimeter of the Livestock Pavilion
    • Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadilla - Quesadilla Junction, west of the Jacobson Exhibition Center
    • Pickle Popper - Grater Taters, west of Riley Stage
    • Maple Bacon Ice Cream - Soukup's Wonder Bars, west side of Riley Stage
    • Honey Sriracha Cheese Stix - Zag's Po-Boys, Rhode Island Ave. southwest of Livestock Pavilion
    • Breakfast Sausage In A Waffle On A Stick - Waffle Chix, southwest corner of the Conservation Bldg.
    • Chicken In A Waffle On A Stick - Waffle Chix, southwest corner of the Conservation Bldg.
    • Cookie Dough In A Waffle On A Stick - Waffle Chix, southwest corner of the Conservation Bldg.
    • Milky In A Waffle On A Stick - Waffle Chix, southwest corner of the Conservation Bldg.
    • Snickers In A Waffle On A Stick - Waffle Chix, southwest corner of the Conservation Bldg.
    • Poffertjes - The Wooden Shoe, north of VI Bldg., near West End.
    • Cappatoast
    • Fair Square, Krispy Kokonut -  Blue Ribbon Fair Squares, northeast of the Admin. Bldg. on Grand Ave.

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    Vote for your favorite!

    Let us know which fair food you're most excited about in our poll below: One of the six — decided by fairgoers through the Iowa State Fair app — will stand alongside the All Iowa Belly Up Burger and the Apple Eggrolls (chosen Tuesday by the judges) in the coveted 2018 Iowa State Fair People’s Choice Best New Food contest.

    And then don't forget to download the State Fair app (iPhone | Android) to cast your vote in the official contest to help name the fair's top new food of the year!

    MORE: Here's how you can vote for a Best New Food for the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

    MORE: I tasted the Best New Foods at the Iowa State Fair. These were my scores.

     

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