Iowa State Fair

Food: AllSpice Jerky

August 19, 2021

Amy Doud of Clive won first place and a $75 cash award in the AllSpice Jerky contest, judged Monday, August 16, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny earned second place and Lyle Martin of Huxley claimed third place.

Contestants were challenged to create award worthy beef jerky.

Entries were judged on creativity, taste and texture.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.