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2019 Indiana State Fair Preview

2019 Indiana State Fair food and circus preview featuring Bello Nock.

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Video: Geoffrey Esper Beats Joey Chestnut at 2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship

Geoffrey Esper, currently ranked fourth in Major League Eating, won the second Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 15.5 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes. Joey Chestnut came in second with 14.5 pints of ice cream.

Miki Sudo still holds the world record by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which was set last year.

2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results

1 Geoffrey Esper 15.5 pints in 6 min
2 Joey Chestnut 14.5
3 Juan Rodriguez 12
4 Dud Lite Dudzinski and Derek Jacobs 11.5
6 Adrian Morgan 11.25
7 Gideon Oji and Matt Hazzard 11
9 Matthews Raible and Cohen 7.25
11 Meliss Klabel 5.5

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Video: Miki Sudo Set World Record at 2017 Ice Cream Eating Championship

Miki Sudo, currently ranked fifth in Major League Eating, snagged the first-ever Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which also set a NEW WORLD RECORD!

The previous Ice Cream Eating World Record of 15 pints was held by number one ranked Joey Chestnut. Joey finished second in the Kale Yeah Eating Championship on Sunday.

2017 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results

1. Miki Sudo 16.5 pints
2. Juan Rodriguez 15 pints
3. Brian Dud Lite Dudzinski 13 pints
4. Derek Jacobs 10.5 pints
5. Matt Hazzard 9 pints
6. Sophia DeVita, Matt Raible 8 pints
8. Ivan Mendoza 7.5 pints
9. Stacy Fitzsimmons 5 pints
10. Marcus Feldman 4.5 pints

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Miki Sudo to Participate in 2017 Ice Cream Eating Championship

The world’s top competitive eaters will gather in Indianapolis for the first-ever Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship at the Indiana State Fair at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 13th, at ENOUGH Plaza in front of the Indiana Farmers Coliseum during the Indiana State Fair. As part of its “Wonderful World of Food” theme, the Indiana State Fair is celebrating ice cream on and honoring the Indiana dairy farmer throughout the day on Sunday.

Major League Eating is proud to add the World Ice Cream Eating Championship to its 2017 slate of sanctioned championships. The world’s top competitive eating talent will make the pilgrimage to Indianapolis to compete for the title of The World Ice Cream-Eating Champion of the world. The current Ice Cream Eating World Record is 15 pints of vanilla ice cream in 6 minutes. This record is held by Joey Chestnut, a well-known competitive eater who is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating.

2017 Ice Cream Eating Championship Participants

  • Miki Sudo, Las Vegas, NV (ranked #5 in the world)
  • Juan Rodriguez, Crestwood, IL (ranked #12 in the world)
  • Derek Jacobs, Vandalia, OH (ranked #21 in the world)
  • Brian Dud Light Dudzinski, Phoenixville, PA (ranked #22 in the world)
  • Sophia DeVita, Chicago, IL (ranked #24 in the world)
  • Matt Raible, Peoria, IL (ranked #40 in the world)
  • Matt Hazzard, Normal, IL
  • Stacy N Fitzsimmons, Greenwood, IN
  • Ivan Mendoza, Cleveland, OH
  • Marcus Feldman, Bowling Green, KY

World Ice Cream Eating Championship Prize Purse

1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $600
4th – $300
5th – $100

Previous Naptown Buzz Interviews with Joey Chestnut

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Video: Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger at the Indiana State Fair

Check out the Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger at the 2017 Indiana State Fair!

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Video: Deep Fried BBQ Bacon at the Indiana State Fair

Grab yourself some Deep Fried BBQ Bacon at the 2017 Indiana State Fair!

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Spaghetti ice cream named State Fair’s “Signature Food”

Colorful concoction defeats five other dairy creations

Monroe Concessions’ Spaghetti Ice Cream has been voted the 2012 ‘Signature Food’ at the Indiana State Fair.  Online voters selected this dish after reading the insights from a panel of eight judges who tasted all six entries.

Fairgoers can find the winning dessert on Main Street across from the Pepsi Coliseum, the spot given to the contest’s winning concessionaire every year.  The dish sells for $5 and consists of spaghetti shaped Italian ice cream (“gelato”) with strawberry “tomato sauce,” shaved white chocolate “cheese” and chocolate “meatballs.”

Bob and Joanie Monroe of Monroe Concessions in Marion, IN, came up with the concept after learning that this year’s fair is the “Year of Dairy Cows” and will also feature an exhibit on Italy in the International Pavilion.  This is the second time the Monroes have won the contest.  Their deep-fried chocolate covered strawberries won the inaugural competition in 2006.

“The last time we won it was so much fun seeing all the kids get excited about our food,” Joanie Monroe said. “This year will be great because kids will love the idea of spaghetti ice cream. It’s something people of all ages will like.”

To celebrate the fair’s “Year of Dairy Cows” theme, contest rules required vendors to use dairy products in their food creations.  Here are the other entries, which will all be on sale at the State Fair, so visitors can judge for themselves:

  • Cheese Squared (Coffman Concessions):  Chipotle, creamy spinach, or garlic herb cream cheese wrapped in Swiss cheese, then lightly breaded and fried. ($6 for 5 squares)
  • Moo Chew Meal (American Dairy Association):  A light, refreshing lemon chiller milkshake served with a sourdough grilled cheese sandwich loaded with American and Pepper Jack cheese. ($5)
  • Micro Beer Cheese Sauce (Barto’s Catering):  Local micro brew-fused beer cheese sauce served on either fresh cut fries, hefty burger or on the side for dipping. ($1/cup)
  • Caramel Corn Sundae (Baskin Robbins):  Vanilla ice cream with hot caramel topping, caramel corn, fresh whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry. ($5.50 for 2 scoops)
  • Blue Ribbon Cannoli (Bakerman Concessions):  A crisp Italian cookie shell filled with sweet, whipped ricotta cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips and dried berries, finished off with a powdered sugar sprinkle.  ($6 for 2)

For more information on the state fair, visit www.indianastatefair.com.

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2011 Indiana State Fair Opening Day In Pictures

It’s Indiana State Fair time again and Naptown Buzz was there on opening day to check things out!

Here are the best photos of the day.


Food on a Stick!


Pigs are everywhere!


More pigs!


Mmmm…Corn Dogs.


Now we’re talking! Deep fried everything!


Try the deep fried butter if you like cinnamon rolls. The Naptown Buzz Crew has yet to try the Kool-Aid.


Fair Food of the Year: Fried Ice Cream.


Pulled lamb & deep fried mac n’ cheese.


Free ice cream from Turkey Hill. They’re rocking the QR codes this year.


Giant corns.


The UPS mini truck.


Lactation station.


Not sure what this does, but it’s old and cool looking.


Maple Syrup & other goodies at the Hoosier Sugar Shack!


Milk truck.


Music in Pioneer Village.


Closest we got to wood carving today.


Splitting a log to make shingles.


The original “juicer”. (At least that’s our story.)


Free range birds.


The surge bucket milker!


“World’s Largest Flag Collection”.


Fair tram #3.


The buzzing bumble bees are busy at the fair too.


Food goodness, Twitter & QR Codes.


King Taters.


We never knew llamas dressed up for Halloween AND there’s a costume contest for it, but we were thrilled to find that out. In this photo we have Jack Skellington & Zero and some sort of prisoner zombie (from what we could tell).


This llama just wants to play baseball.


Bennie the Bean. He stands there and stares a lot in one direction.

Look at all of those potatoes!