Iowa State Fair Food Department Adds 31 New Contests
Monday, August 8, 2016 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair hosts the largest food department of any state fair and continues to grow with 31 new food contests at the Elwell Family Food Center. "MY State Fair" 2016 is August 11-21.
Several notable contests will be making an appearance at this year's Fair including The Great Purple Cupcake Project, Flavored Homemade Marshmallows, Best Dry Rub, Neubrands' World's Greatest Steak Contest, and Energy Snacks for the Field.
The Great Purple Cupcake Project, which takes place Saturday, August 13 at 2 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center, is sponsored by Anita Kaufmann Foundation. The contest winner will receive a $300 cash prize, be published in Dessert Professional magazine and featured in the Foundation's marketing materials.
Neubrand's World's Greatest Steak Contest is sponsored by Plymouth Feed Co. and Sioux Cattle Gates in memory of long-time Fair Board Member, Bill Neubrand, and will be held on Friday, August 12 at 2 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center. The contest winner will receive a $500 cash prize.
Food sampling will be on August 21 at 1 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center.
Over 9,925 entries have been submitted to the Iowa State Fair Food Department for judging. They are divided into 203 divisions and 809 classes. More than $72,700 worth of premiums will be given out in this department during the Fair. There will also be 649 exhibitors featured in the food department. For a list of daily food contests, visit www.iowastatefair.org
About Iowa State Fair
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. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.