Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Olivia Smith of Winterset won first place and a $150 cash award in the Butter Kernel Vegetable Creation contest, judged Tuesday, August 17, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Sharon Lesan of Ankeny claimed second place and $75. Belinda Myers of Osceola earned third place and $50.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Ann Gillotti of Ankeny.
Contestants were tasked with creating a recipe that uses at least one can of Butter Kernel vegetables.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and recipe originality,
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.