Iowa State Fair

Food - Beginner's Contest

August 15, 2022

April Oxendale of Urbandale won first place and a $30 cash award in the Beginner’s Contest judged Saturday, August 13, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Amy Grau of Corning earned second place and $20. Maggie Stalzer of Haverhill claimed third place and $10.

Participants were required to be first time fair Food Department competitors.

Entries were judged on taste and presentation.

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.