Iowa State Fair







Competition Results


Food: Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

Food: Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

September 02, 2021

Jon Colyer of Des Moines won first place overall in the Bacon, Bacon, Bacon competition judged Saturday, August 21 at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny claimed second and third places overall.

Entries were judged on taste/flavor, originality/creativity, appearance/presentation and story.

Additional results follow:


1) Matthew Phoenix, Ankeny

2) Terri Treft, Sioux City

3) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Hon Mention – Julie Petersen, Knoxville

Main Dish/Side Dish

1) Matthew Phoenix, Ankeny

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Brandon DeJong, Oelwein


1) Jon Colyer, Des Moines

2) Diane Rauh, Des Moines

3) Julie Petersen, Knoxville

Hon Mention - Matthew Phoenix, Ankeny

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.