Iowa State Fair

Food: Best Wing Sauce

August 20, 2021

Russell Place of Norwalk won first place and a $500 cash award in the Best Wing Sauce contest, judged Wednesday, August 18, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny earned second place and a $100 gift card. Bridget Lottman of Ankeny claimed third place and a $50 gift card.

The winning sauce will be featured as the “Wing Sauce of the Month” at Jethro’s restaurants in September.

Entries were judged on taste and creativity.

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.