State Fair announces eight finalists for sporkies competition

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin State Fair has announced the finalists for this year's sporkies. The eight finalists have been selected from 31 entries, and a panel of local celebrity judges – with some help from fairgoers – will choose the winners at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8.

Fairgoers are encouraged to participate in judging during the fair by sampling all of the Sporkies entries and voting for their favorite. The entry with the most votes will receive the Sporkies trophy for Fairgoers’ Fave. Votes can be cast via Facebook voting app, Twitter and Instagram using #FairgoersFave, text message keyword, or paper ballot at the Guest Services Pavilion, located on Central Avenue near Central Park and the Exposition Center. Voting for the #FairgoersFave will be open from Thursday, August 2 to Tuesday, August 7.

The finalists include deep-fried spinach lasagna bites from Albanese's Roadhouse, deep-fried turducken on-a-stick from Water Street Brewery, french onion soup on-a-stick from Slim's PBR Park, Pig Candy Cannoli from Brew City, S'mores Beer Float from Slim McGinn's Irish Pub, Saz's Breakfast Bombs from Saz's Taste of Wisconsin, The PorkSTACKular from Budweiser Pavilion and WI Hot Chicken Bombs from Water Street Brewery. To read a description of each click here.

See a full list of all the 31 entries below. 



Ants On-a-Stick

All Things Jerky

Bacon Jam and Brie Burger

Blue Moon Tavern at the Park

Bacon-Wrapped Pork On-a-Stick

Pork Schoppe

Beerana Foster Shake

Slim’s Lakefront Brew Pub & Eatery

Bourbon BBQ Brisket Egg Roll

Machine Shed Restaurant


Big Sky Country Bar & Grill

Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

Siggy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Buffalo Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

Blue Moon Tavern at the Park

Cinna-Roll Mini Donuts

The Donut Family

Deep-Fried Spinach Lasagna Bites

Albanese’s Roadhouse

Deep-Fried Turducken On-a-Stick

Water Street Brewery

Desert Heat Burger (World’s Hottest Camel Cheeseburger)

Exotic Meat Grill

Flammin’ Hot Asian Burrito

Mexican Grill

Flammin’ Hot Corn on the Cob

Slim’s PBR Park

French Onion Soup On-a-Stick

Slim’s PBR Park

Ice Cream S’mores Quesadilla

Mexican Grill

Mango Madness

Caribbean Smoothees

Pig Boy (with beer-battered fries or slaw)

Slim’s Lakefront Brew Pub & Eatery

Pig Candy Cannoli

Brew City

Pina Colada Shrimp On-a-Stick

Door County Fish Boil

Pretzel Brat covered in Sauerkraut & Bacon

Getrude’s Pretzels

S’mores Beer Float

Slim McGinn’s Irish Pub

Saz’s Breakfast Bombs

Saz’s Taste of Wisconsin

Sheboygan Bratchos

Sheboygan Brat Haus

Sloppy Joeys

Exotic Meat Grill

Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Bagel

Wisconsin Dairy Goat Products

Sweet Tots


The PorkSTACKular

Budweiser Pavilion

Vegetarian Wings On-a-Stick

Slim McGinn’s Irish Pub

WI Hot Chicken Bombs

Water Street Brewery

Wisconsin Dog

Siggy’s Wild Dogs Saloon

Wrecking Balls


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