Iowa State Fair

Food - Best Iowa Corn Salad

August 18, 2022

Ann Gillotti of Ankeny won first place and a $200 cash award in the Best Iowa Corn Salad competition judged Monday, August 15, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Sharon Lesan of Ankeny earned second place and $75. Jamie Buelt of Polk City claimed third place and $50.

Entries were judged on taste, creativity 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.