Corn Day at the Iowa State Fair

Today is Corn Day at the Iowa State Fair! Visit the Iowa Corn Grower’s tent on the Grand Concourse between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and enter to win some fabulous giveaways. Visitors will have the chance to win free food and fuel for a year, tickets to the Iowa/Iowa State game, and tickets to the Iowa Corn Indy 250!

Come celebrate how Iowa’s farmers are helping feed and fuel our world. And speaking of food … what’s better than a day at the fair with cotton candy, taffy, corn dogs and shakes? Today I wanted to share a recipe for one of my favorite fair foods, caramel corn. I found this recipe on a website devoted entirely to state fair foods! Every time I make this recipe with my kids, I feel like I’m bringing a little bit of the fair to our house. Now, I just have to learn how to make pork chops on a stick …

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you’re able to sweeten it up with caramel corn and some time at the fair! For more blue ribbon state fair recipes, check out

Caramel Corn



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • 4 quarts popped corn



  1. Combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon soda. Stir well.
  3. Pour over 4 quarts popped corn.  (I like to use Puff Corn.)
  4. Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.

*Tip: Add peanuts, walnuts, pecans, etc.


This recipe is fun to make with or for family and friends!
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