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Iowa’s Best Burger at Iowa State Fair

Kylie Peterson | August 1, 2019

Contact: Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing, Iowa Beef Industry Council, 515-296-2305
John Mortimer, Manager, Cattlemen's Beef Quarters, 515-249-3774

The 2019 Iowa’s Best Burger will be featured during the upcoming Iowa State Fair at the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters on Friday, August 9. This year, Iowa’s Best Burger comes from Wood Iron Grille in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Wood Iron Grille will feature their signature burger, the Wood Iron Original Burger. This award-winning burger includes a hand-pattied beef burger consisting of a mixture of ground chuck and beef short ribs and features applewood smoked bacon, a sweet and tangy onion jalapeno jam and smoked cheddar cheese.

The Wood Iron Original Burger will be sold for $9 at the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters and will be available to fair-goers for one-day-only starting at 10 a.m. on August 9 while supplies last. 

“The Wood Iron Grille burger is very delicious and I think our customers will enjoy it,” states John Mortimer, Manager of the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters. “This will give fair-goers the chance to try the award-winning burger if they are unable to travel to the restaurant in Oskaloosa.” 

The Iowa’s Best Burger Contest is hosted annually by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Nearly 6,000 nominations for 500 restaurants were received between February 11 and March 11 this year. The winner was announced on May 1.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters is open daily during the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2019. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., lunch and dinner is served from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. More information can be found daily at and on their Facebook page.


About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit

Operated by Beef Promotions of Iowa, Inc., the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters is managed by John Mortimer of Dallas Center. Sixty-eight County Cattlemen’s Associations bring over 1,200 beef industry volunteers to prepare and serve beef during the Iowa State Fair. The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters has been serving beef at the Iowa State Fair for 34 years.