Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Diane Rauh of Des Moines won first place in the Authentic European Bohemian Style Kolaches Contest, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Mary Burr of Iowa City claimed second place and Natalie Larson of Des Moines earned third place.
Kolaches are a sweet Czech and Slovak pastry that contain fruits, cheese or poppy seeds.
Entries were judged on texture, flavor, appearance and creativity.
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.