Iowa State Fair Food Department adds 34 New Contests
Monday, August 10, 2015 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair hosts the largest food department of any state fair and continues to grow with 34 new food contests at the Elwell Family Food Center. "Fair Tour" 2015 embarks August 13-23.
Several notable contests will be making an appearance at this year's Fair including Billion Dollar Cookie Contest, Gluten Free Appetizers, My Favorite Tone's Recipe, Pajama Party Goodies, Best Wing Sauce and Allrecipes Holy Donuts.
The Billion Dollar Cookie Contest, which takes place Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center, is sponsored by H & R Block. The contest winner will receive a free $200 tax return from H & R Block. .
The Best Wing Sauce contest is sponsored by Jethro's and will be held on Friday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center. The winning sauce will be highlighted as Jetho's special "Sauce of the Month" for September.
Food sampling will be on August 23 at 1 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center.
Over 10,600 entries have been submitted to the Iowa State Fair Food Department for judging. They are divided into 228 divisions and 850 classes. More than $76,000 worth of premiums will be given out in this department during the Fair. There will also be 682 exhibitors featured in the food department.
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 Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.