Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Ann Gillotti of Ankeny won first place and a $150 cash award in the Butter Kernel Vegetable Creation competition judged Tuesday, August 16, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Mary Tibbets of Johnston earned second place and $75. Belinda Myers of Osceola claimed third place and $50.
Contestants were tasked with creating an award-winning recipe using 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 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.