It's fair season! The sights, sounds and smells are undeniable. The aroma of kettle corn and corn dogs, the bass coming from the grandstand and the bright lights on the carnival rides all remind you of a family-fun summer tradition.

One of the best parts of the fair is the food. In Sioux Falls at the Sioux Empire Fair, we don't get too crazy when it comes to food on a stick, but go a few hundred miles south then east and you'll find copious amounts of odd, but delicious fair food that will send you on a culinary adventure.

The Iowa State Fair just announced the new food they'll be introducing at this year's fair August 12-23, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Can you imagine the calorie intake on some of these?

  • Apple Pie On-a-Stick
  • Bruschetta
  • Cattleman's Steak Wrap
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on a Stick
  • Corn in a Cup
  • Deep Fried Cherry Pie
  • Deep Fried Nacho Balls
  • Donut Sundae
  • Golden Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Stick
  • Gluten Free Corndog
  • Kernel Kluster
  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake
  • Toasted Coconut Caramel Cluster
  • Ultimate Bacon Explosion
  • 27° Super Chill Beer
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Malt

Give me a Donut Sundae with a side of Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake and a Chocolate Marshmallow Malt for dessert.

In addition to the new foods, here's a few pictures of some of the other food booths you'll find at the Iowa State Fair.

As if the food wasn't a big enough reason to go to the Iowa State Fair, check out this line-up in the grandstand - Carrie Underwood, Def Leppard, YES with Toto, The Fray, Meghan Trainor, Rock-a-Thon with Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant and Firehouse and more!

Here's a list of some of the other fairs and festivals happening this summer.

Sioux Empire Fair - July 31-August 9, 2015.

South Dakota State Fair - September 3-7, 2105

Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa - September 12-20, 2015

Turner County Fair in Parker - August 17-20, 2015

Riverboat Days in Yankton - August 21-23, 2015

Wagner Labor Day Celebration - September 5-7, 2015

Minnesota State Fair - August 27-September 7, 2015

Nebraska State Fair - August 28-September 7, 2015