Iowa State Fair

Food: Best of the Wurst

August 20, 2021

Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny won first place in both the Cooked Bratwurst and Uncooked Bratwurst classes in the Best of the Wurst contest, judged Tuesday, August 17, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on texture, external appearance and internal appearance,

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.