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Food - Authentic European Bohemian-Style Kolaches

Food - Authentic European Bohemian-Style Kolaches

August 13, 2022

Susan Schultz of Haverhill won first place in the Authentic European Bohemian-Style Kolaches Contest, judged Friday, August 12, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Natalie Larson of Des Moines claimed second place and Samuel Burdess of Boone 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 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.