Iowa State Fair

Food - Bring Your Best Dip

August 23, 2022

The top savory dips were put to the test in the Bring Your Best Dip competition judged Wednesday, August 17, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Susan Desmond of Urbandale won first place and a $175 cash award in the cold dip class. Pamela Reynolds of Norwalk claimed second place and $50. Sara Carlson of Des Moines earned third place and $25.

In the hot dip class, Sheryl Geerts of Johnston won first place and $175. Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines earned second place and $50, and Kathy Poetting of Des Moines claimed third place and $25.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance and ease of preparation.

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.