The Kitchen at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

Kids Baking Championship Season 11 contestant Nash Roe is also the owner-operator of Nash's Confections. Baking from an early age with his mom and grandma, Nash has created a business built on pastry. Want to learn the tips and tricks that got him on the Food Network or what earned him first place at the Iowa State Fair? New and experienced bakers ages 7-15 years old can sign up and gain valuable confidence in the kitchen. The class will include cookie-inspired cupcakes, featuring chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes and cookies and cream cupcakes with OREO®.

Kids in the Kitchen with Nash Roe

The Kitchen, Iowa State Fairgrounds

Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $40 (Class size limit of 20 people)

*Class includes step-by-step instruction and four take-home cupcakes.

For more information and to register, visit

During the Fair, The Kitchen was a popular demonstration kitchen for anything from cuts of meat to wine mixology, cake baking, charcuterie and chocolate bombs. Through April, watch for interactive, educational and fun cooking classes for any and all skill levels. Learn from local experts, using local products.

Mark your calendars for March 19, 2023, at 2 p.m. for a take and bake pie making class and April 22, 2023, at 10 a.m. for a basic cake decorating how-to class. Email to get on the announcement list or check for registration information.

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Look for special events throughout the year until the 2023 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20.