ALLIS — Then there were eight. The remaining entries out
of 31 Sporkies will be cut again at the Wisconsin State
vendors have been coming up with interesting new foods
for years and we came up with a way to reward them,”
said Kristin Chuckel, State Fair communications
director, of the origins of the fifth annual food
“Because they get judged, they get judged on taste and
quality as well as the uniqueness,” she said. “It also
has to be easy to eat at the fair.”
Wednesday, a Golden Spork will go to the top three
winners decided by a panel of judges. Judging of the
finalists starts at 11 a.m. at the Bank Mutual
fourth Golden Spork will be decided by fairgoers through
Tuesday. Vote on Facebook via a voting app, on Twitter
and Instagram using #FairgoersFave or at the Guest
Services Pavilion on Central Avenue near Central Park
and the Exposition Center.
year, one fairgoer chosen in a will join the celebrity
panel of former Green Bay Packer Leroy Butler,
OnMilwaukee.com food and dining writer Lori Fredrich,
Milwaukee radio pro Steve Palec and Fox 6 anchor Nicole
Anyone can taste the final eight entries, just look for
a 13-foot-tall Golden Spork Trophy. All vendors who
entered will display a poster at their fair locations.
Budweiser Pavilion Triple Threat
includes three sliders — one Smoked Jalapeno, Bacon and
Cheddar Brat Slider, one Budweiser barbeque Pulled Pork
Slider and one Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger Slider —
stacked and skewered on a stick.
Location: Budweiser Pavilion Grill.
Buffalo Mac and Cheese Quesadilla
quesadilla grilled to golden brown and stuffed with
shredded buffalo chicken, queso mac and cheese, bacon,
and crushed Doritos. Served with jalapenos and a side of
blue cream cheese.
Location: Mexican Grill.
the queso and bring on the sweetness with Chocomela
Nachos, dessert nachos. Homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla
chips are made to dip in salted caramel and milk
chocolate gelato classics. Topped off with whipped cream
sweet chocolate coating, and a salty peanut sauce with
Location: La Coppa Artisan Gelato.
Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites
Tender morsels of grilled cheese bites deep fried to
perfection and served with a creamy tomato dipping
Location: Tropics at the Fair.
Great Balls of Fire Sandwich
sandwich that explodes with many flavors of spicy
Hungarian sausage, garlic sour cream sauce, stuffing
balls, pulled pork and creamy coleslaw.
a caramelized banana burrito. Stuffed with house-made
bacon jam and creamy peanut butter, then deep fried,
drizzled with Wisconsin honey, and finished with a
sprinkle of chipotle cinnamon sugar.
Location: Saz’s BBQ.
Spaghetti & Meatballs Mozzarella Sticks
Albanese’s famous spaghetti and meatballs wrapped in a
wonton with mozzarella and fried to golden goodness.
Served with Albanese’s red sauce.
Location: Albanese’s Roadhouse.
Three Little Pigs Ravioli
slices of handwoven bacon stuffed with homemade bourbon
bacon jam, house-smoked pulled pork shoulder and
pancetta. Complemented by cream cheese, Wisconsin smoked
gouda, scallions, onion and brown sugar. Served with
homemade cherry bourbon bacon barbeque jam. Don’t expect
to find any noodles.
Location: Brew City.