Step aside, funnel cakes. There's new delightful, artery-clogging snacks in town.

One of the best parts of the fair is the food. It's random combinations and fried goodness that you just don't get in many other places or any other times of the year. We've seen it go well past the funnel cakes and corn dogs over the years. Now we have fried Oreos, fried Twinkies, cheesecake on a stick, the list goes on and on.

Now, Iowa State Fair has announced their list of new fair foods for 2024 and it is intriguing. It has like 80+ new menu items, but some of them are not too outlandish: one is Puppy Chow.

So here we go, the list of some of the most unusual food combinations you've ever seen:

  • Apple Fries
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Roll
  • Barbie Era Funnel Cake (my guess is that it's probably pink)
  • Beer Belly Fries
  • BLT on a Stick
  • Breakfast Sandwich
  • Brunchy Burger
  • Pork’s Bloody Mary Buffet
  • Butter Beer Ice Cream
  • Calamari
  • Candied Bacon Gnocchi (hold up, let them cook)
  • Cheeseburger Corn Dog
  • Chicken Flautas
  • Dg Chicken Strips
  • Chicken Mac Attack Bowl
  • Chicken Nest (what??)
  • Cinnamon Crunch Apple Taco
  • Connecticut Style Lobster Roll
  • Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Nachos
  • Corn in a Cup (you know we're not getting through this list without corn)
  • Crème Brulée Stuffed French Toast
  • Deep Fried Bubble Gum
  • Deep Fried Hot Cheetos Pretzel
  • Deep Fried PB& J
  • Deep Fried Pepperoni Chips
  • Disco Stick
  • Dough-Chos
  • Fabulous Fries
  • Fiesta Egglote
  • Fire Cracker Shrimp
  • Flight Fry Bread
  • Hot Cheeto Float (probably shouldn't attempt a big ride after this)
  • Funnel Cake Burger
  • Garlic Ranch Pickle Pizza
  • Golden Fried Veggie Samosas
  • Handheld Charcuterie
  • Hot Chick Chicken
  • Hot Mess Biscuit (my stage name, actually)
  • Ice Cream Nachos
  • Iowa Street Corn Specialty Pizza
  • Iowa Sm'oak'ed Roll
  • Italian Meat Ball Sub
  • AE Party Balls
  • Lamb Snack Sticks (medieval vibes)
  • Lemonade Donut Drops
  • Lil' L'roy’s Bites
  • Lobster Corn Dog (for the fancy yet normal)
  • Loose L'roy Sandwich
  • Louisiana Mac Bowl
  • Maple Bacon Bliss Sundae
  • Nachorito
  • Not Your Daddy's Burger
  • PB&J Biscuit
  • Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies
  • Pickle Pizza
  • Piggy in a Donut
  • Pink Lemonade Whoopie Pies
  • Pork Belly Corn Dog
  • Pork Belly Corndog Bites
  • Protein Bowl
  • Pulled Pork Smoked Snacks
  • Puppy Chow
  • Ragin’ Raspberry Ravioli
  • Raspberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt
  • Shoot Tequila Funnel Cake (technically you're eating while drinking, so it's fine)
  • Sriracha Pickle
  • Spicy Fever Beefburger
  • Standby Biscuit
  • Strawberries and Cream Waffle on a Stick
  • Sunrise Sugar Pearl Waffle Sandwich
  • The Big Daddy Burger
  • The Illusion Ice Cream
  • The Party Biscuit
  • The Regular Biscuit
  • Bacon Brisket Smash Burger
  • Tipsy Peach
  • Tornado
  • Two Foot Connecticut Style Lobster Roll
  • Two Foot Lobster Roll
  • Up In Smoke Snacks (probably like you're digestive system)
  • Up on the Dill Fries
  • Walking Frito Pie
  • Walleye Fish Tacos
  • What's Your Wonton

There will be a New Food Event on Iowa State Fair's Facebook page on July 16th at 1:00 p.m. A contest to pick the best New Fair Food for 2024 will also be going on.

Iowa State Fair is in Des Moines and will be August 8th-18th.

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