Confectioners Claim State Fair Chocolate Sculpture Honors
August 15, 2018
Iowa State Fair landmarks were recreated out of chocolate by participants in the Beaverdale Confections Chocolate and Candy Sculpture competition judged Tuesday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Julie Petersen of Knoxville won first place and a $50 cash award in the Adult class.
Virginia Sheeder of Linden won first place and a $50 cash award in the Youth class of competition. Isabelle Keylon of Clive earned second place and $25. Elizabeth Keylon of Clive claimed third place and $20.
Entries were judged on artistic flair, fair theme, visual display and ingredients.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 171 divisions, 727 classes and over 9,574 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
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.