Iowa State Fair

Food - Anything Hot

August 25, 2022

Kyle Barton of West Des Moines won first place and $50 in the Anything Hot contest, judged Thursday, August 18, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Sharon Gates of Chariton earned second place and $30, and Terri Treft of Sioux City claimed third place and $20.

Exhibitors created entries using jalapeno peppers. Entries were judged on taste.

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.