INDIANAPOLIS — Twenty-three food vendors at the Indiana State Fair spent two weeks battling for the title of 2021 Indiana State Fair Taste of the Fair Champion as they offered fairgoers some of the most wacky, creative and delicious treats the fair has ever seen.
After 14 days of selling their Taste of the Fair food items in hopes of obtaining the most votes, the title of 2021 Grand Champion Taste of the Fair and a $2,500 cash prize was awarded to Cinni Minis, offered by R&W Concessions.
Gidget Hall, owner of R&W Concessions, was thrilled to learn that their Cinni Minis had taken first place in the Taste of the Fair competition. Hall said being awarded the winning title and taking home the cash prize made being at the fair even sweeter.
She was also quick to recognize and thank the R&W Concessions staff, without whom she said serving up their Cinni Minis and taking home first place would not have been possible.
When coming up with the idea for Cinni Minis earlier this year, Hall said she was looking for something different to serve guests at the Indiana State Fair.
“We tried it and it worked. Anything you can dip and fry usually does the trick,” Hall joked.
Placing second in the 2021 Taste of the Fair competition was the BBQ Suga Momma, offered by Gobble Gobble Food Truck, which takes home a $1,000 cash prize, as well as bragging rights for being the runner-up in this annual competition. Placing third and receiving a $500 cash prize is the Media Noche, offered by Da Portable Rican.
Fairgoers were able to cast their votes for their favorite Taste of the Fair food item by scanning the QR codes at participating vendor booths or by filling out paper ballots at the Information Booths located across the fairgrounds.