The Sporkies presented by Journal Sentinel

The Sporkies, the Fair’s annual food competition, is back for the 7th year encouraging vendors to take their unique food creations to the next level and make you extra hungry at the same time.

Look for the giant 13-ft. Sporkies trophies displayed at each finalist’s location, then vote for your favorite items via text message keyword, social media using #FairgoersFave or at the Guest Services Pavilion during the Fair.

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2019 Sporkies Finalists

Final Judging

Watch the final judging as local celebrities choose this year’s winners on Wednesday, August 7 at the Associated Bank Amphitheater at 11 am.

The Sporkies Finals will be hosted by Kyle Cherek, and judged by the following local celebrities:

  • Angelica Duria – Anchor and Reporter for FOX 6 News
  • Kathy Flanigan – Entertainment, Features and Beer Reporter for Journal Sentinel
  • Nick Chipman – Food Blogger and Founder of DudeFoods.com
  • Jim Villa – Former State Fair Park Board Member
  • Peter Feigin – Milwaukee Bucks President
  • Fairgoer Judge – Meg M. from Shorewood, WI

They will be joined by special guests Bango and Cravin D. Cream Puff!

Congratulations to Past Sporkies Winners!

2018:

2017:

2016:

  • 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’ FashionedWater Street Brewery
  • #FairgoersFave Winner: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Corn Dog – Saz’s Bavarian Haus

2015:

  • First Place: Wis-Cone-SinWater 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

2014:

  • 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 – Saz’s Ribs

2013:

  • 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