The Wisconsin State Fair certainly has a reputation for unique and unusual foods, which is why we created our Annual Food Competition, The Sporkies. Each year eight finalists are selected from several dozen entries, and a panel of celebrity judges choose the recipients of three Golden Spork Awards.
The Fifth Annual Sporkies Finalists are:
Final judging and presentation of the 2017 Golden Spork Awards will take place during the Fair on Wednesday, Aug 9 at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater at 11 am. Don’t miss this year’s #Sporkies, complete with local celebrity judges!
Kyle Cherek will again serve as emcee directing our celebrity judges:
- LeRoy Butler – Super Bowl Champion and inventor of the Lambeau Leap
- Lori Fredrich – Senior Food & Dining Writer at OnMilwaukee.com
- Steve Palec – Milwaukee radio veteran
- Nicole Koglin – Fox 6 anchor & reporter
Sample all the Sporkies entires and vote on your favorite to award a fourth Golden Spork Trophy for the Fairgoers’ Fave via a Facebook voting app, on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FairgoersFave, or at the Guest Services Pavilion, located on Central Avenue near Central Park and the Exposition Center. Judging for the #FairgoersFave will be open from Thursday, Aug. 3 – Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Congratulations to our past winners!
- First Place: Root Beer Float Cake – Sprecher Landing & Sprecher Root Beer Everything
- Second Place: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Corn Dog – Saz’s Bavarian Haus
- Third Place: Deep Fried Ol’ Fashioned – Water Street Brewery
- #FairgoersFave Winner: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Corn Dog – Saz’s Bavarian Haus
- First Place: Wis-Cone-Sin – Water Street Brewery
- Second Place: Bacon Bottom Porker Pizza – Brew City
- Third Place: Cheesy Smoked Gouda Sidewinder Fries – Tropics at the Fair
- #FairgoersFave Winner: Deep Fried Pretzel Crusted Brownies On-a-Stick – Saz’s Ribs
- Best Tasting – Dolce Panino from La Coppa Gelato
- Most Creative – Dolca Panino from La Coppa Gelato
- Grand Champion – Dolce Panino from La Coppa Gelato
- #FairgoersFave Winner – Bacon Wrapped Cherrywood Smoked Pork Belly On-A-Stick
- Best Tasting – Island Slaw from Island Noodles
- Most Creative – Mela Fritta Gelato On-A-Stick from La Coppa Gelato
- Grand Champion – Mela Fritta Gelato On-A-Stick from La Coppa Gelato