Iowa State Fair

Food - 9x13 Versatility

August 16, 2022

Brooklynn Sedlock of Indianola won first place and a $50 cash award in the 9 x 13 Versatility competition judged Saturday, August 13, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Sharon Gates of Chariton earned second place and $25. Rachel Petersen of Knoxville claimed third place and $10.

Contestants were tasked with making an award winning dish, side dish or bread that can be made in a 9 by 13 pan.

Entries were judged on taste, presentation and originality.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.