Food Champions Take Top Honors

Who won the new Golden Corn Dog Fair Food award?

Published online: Sep 07, 2021 Articles, East Idaho Business
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BLACKFOOT – It never fails. When we start asking people their favorite part of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, THE FOOD is one of the most popular answers. Each vendor works hard to come up with creations that will please the masses and they do a great job of it. One of our favorite things is to host a contest before the fair opens where each of these items can head-to-head in front of a judging panel made up of local media personalities. 

This year, winners were chosen for the 9th annual Best Fair Food Awards from four categories: The “Best New Entrée,” “Best New Sweet Item,” and the grand champions “Fairest of them All” and “Sweetest of them All” awards. 

Each winner received a banner to hang in their booth declaring them 2021 champions, and the Grand Champion winner has the honor of displaying the traveling Golden Corndog trophy during fair week. All entries must come from the current menu so the public will have a chance to taste the goodness as well. Local media representatives tasted each entry and judged it based on appearance and taste. These are the winners they selected. 

Best New Sweet Winners

FIRST PLACE- Whipped Huckleberry Smasher from Lemon Smashers

SECOND PLACE- Banoffe Crepe from Camille’s Crepes

THIRD PLACE- The Peach Temptation from Sweet Temptations

Best New Entree Winners

FIRST PLACE- Smoking Cowboy Burger from Billman’s Catering

SECOND PLACE- Hog on a Log from Blackhawk BBQ Pit

THIRD PLACE- Crazy Chicken Nachos from Mexican Crazy Corn

Sweetest of them all Winners

FIRST PLACE- Birthday Cake Shake & Bake from Creamy Creations

SECOND PLACE- Peach Temptation from Sweet Temptations

Fairest of them all Entree Winners

FIRST PLACE- The Whole Dam Farm from Smoking B’s

SECOND PLACE- Carne Asada Mexican Nachos from La Casita Mexican Food

THIRD PLACE- Crazy Corn Nachos from Mexican Crazy Corn 

The overall highest score received the much-coveted Corn Dog Trophy. Creamy Creations took that honor with their Birthday Cake Shake and Bake. 

All food items were judged on taste and appearance. It is the hope that these annual food awards will provide recognition to the most outstanding fair food found in the intermountain west! See full details and food vendor map at http://www.funatthefair.com/entertainment/best-fair-food/.

Come EAT IT UP at the Eastern Idaho State Fair Friday, September 3, through Saturday, September 11. Complete schedules and 2021 Fair information can be found at www.funatthefair.com

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