The 2023 Indiana State Fair returns July 28 through August 20 with plenty of deep-fried deliciousness ready to be discovered! Fairgoers wait annually for the announcement of all the new fair foods, and this year’s items won’t disappoint. In addition to tasty new treats, fairgoers can also expect all the must-have classics from 140-plus different food stands. Here are a dozen new foods for 2023 – and this is only a portion of this year’s new offerings.
BBQ Pig Wings (by Indiana Pork)
The BBQ bone-in pork wing comes from the bottom of the ham and consists of tender, dark meat that is full of delicious flavors! There is a single small bone running through the center with a small handle sticking out – it’s pork without a fork!
Bratchos (by Urick Concessions)
Tortilla chips topped with a sizzling bratwurst, creamy hatch queso, zesty jalapeños, fire roasted salsa and a dollop of sour cream.
Cinnamon Crunch Corn (by Fairlivin Concessions)
Shredded sweet corn on the cob in butter, topped with a cinnamon toast crunch and a cream cheese icing.
Deep Fried Corn on a Stick (by Cantina Louies by Meatball Factory)
A 6-inch ear of corn on a stick seasoned then dipped into a buttermilk and egg mixture and then rolled into a flour corn meal with spice, then placed in the fryer until it is a golden brown and topped off with mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese.
Deep Fried Sandwich Cookie Ale (by Sun King Brewery & Spirits)
Deep-Fried Sandwich Cookies is an Oatmeal Milk Porter made with oats, lactose, chocolate malt, and 300lbs of chocolate sandwich cookies.
Elote Street Corn Pizza (by DG Concession)
Signature crust topped with a mixed base of mozzarella and cotija cheese, corn, jalapeños, a drizzle of chipotle mayo, a sprinkle of tajin and crushed ranch tortilla chips for added crunch.
Gimme S’more Bourbon Shake (by Urick Concessions)
A summer staple, but as a boozy milkshake with the help of Hotel Tango’s Shmallow Toasted Marshmallow Bourbon. Creamy vanilla ice cream, milk, and Shmallow Bourbon blended together and topped with the classic s’mores essentials.
Lemon Drop Drizzle (by R&W Concessions)
Five mini sponge cakes with lemon icing dipped in funnel cake batter, deep fried to a golden brown, dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with vanilla icing.
Nutellaphant Ear (by Urick Concessions)
A whimsical twist on a State Fair favorite! Fried dough generously slathered with velvety Nutella, and topped with strawberries and bananas. A final sprinkle of powdered sugar adds the perfect touch of sweetness and nostalgia meets pure delight in every bite!
Street Corn Pizza (by Swains Pizza on a Stick)
Fresh dough made daily topped with a homemade white sauce, sprinkled with a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, finished off with fire roasted corn, a generous dusting of chili lime seasoning and cilantro then baked to perfection.
The Indiana Grown Burger (by Red Frazier Bison)
Red Frazier Bison Burger quarter-pound patty, Rice’s Farm Quality Meats Bacon, Metal Honey Foods Burger Jam, Rising Creek Goat Cheese, Dillman Farm’s Bread & Butter Pickles and Cornerstone Bread Pretzel Bun.
Vanilla Dream Coffee Ice Cream Soda (by Hooks Drug Store Museum and Soda Fountain)
Vanilla flavored iced coffee topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and whipped topping.
Planning a trip to the Indiana State Fair? Keep in mind that the fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.