On August 8th at 11AM, a panel of approximately 10 invited guests will judge the 2019 New Food Showdown. The judging panel will be comprised of well-known members of the media as well as professional chefs and culinary educators. Vendors were challenged to create the best new food of the Fair. These foods can be found on the Fairgrounds App (in the Food Section beginning August 1). A separate Sweets & Treats category has been added for judging the New Food Showdown. Fairgoers are encouraged to try the New Foods and vote for their favorite from August 7-14.