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IPPA Chop trailer gets makeover

Posted July 24, 2013

The Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Pork Chop on a StickTM concession trailer will be sporting a new look at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

The trailer has been rewrapped with a National Pork Board design featuring a color scheme that more closely resembles the Iowa Pork Tent and upper chop shop red barn board design. It includes the Pork® Be inspired® and IPPA logos, and the slogan “A State Fair Tradition.”

“It was time to give the trailer a fresh, new look,” said Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director and Iowa Pork Tent co-manager. “The new design will help us be more visible and hopefully help fairgoers find this highly popular “state fair tradition” a little easier.”

IPPA first introduced the Pork Chop on a Stick at the 1999 Iowa State Fair and it’s been named the favorite fair food several times since then. IPPA sells more than 60,000 at the fair each year and has sold more than 709,000 at the state fair since 1999.

The Chop on a Stick is an 8 to 11 oz., 1 to 1 ¼ inch thick Frenched rib chop that’s specially trimmed to allow the rib bone to serve as the “stick.”

During the fair, the trailer is located on Rock Island Avenue, south of Diamond Jack’s and across the street from the livestock pavilion. The Pork Chop on a Stick also can be purchased from the upper chop shop located on Grand Avenue, just east of the Iowa Pork Tent.

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