Egg-on-a-stick Returns to Fair

Jul 6, 2015

It will cost more, but the Iowa Egg Council will continue its tradition of giving away eggs-on-a-stick at the State Fair next month. Iowa Public Radio’s Rick Fredericksen reports.

After avian flu wiped out so many of Iowa’s egg-laying hens, prices soared, leaving consumers bewildered. According to Katie Coyle of the Iowa Egg Council, continuing the State Fair promotion is a chance to show Iowa that “we’re still here.”

“Eggs are the most affordable source of protein out there and they are still healthy, and nutritious and delicious. Egg-on-a-stick is just a hard boiled egg on a popsicle stick, cause everything at the fair is on a stick so why not eggs.” 

Coyle says the group expects to hand out as many free eggs as last year, nearly 137,000, from their booth in the Agriculture Building. I’m Rick Fredericksen, Iowa Public Radio News.