Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Diane Rauh of Des Moines won first place and a $75 gift card in the Dakota Style Pretzel Kraving Creation contest, judged Saturday, August 14, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Anita Van Gundy of Des Moines earned second place and a $50 gift card. Rita Cashman Becker of Ft. Madison claimed third place and a $25 gift card.
Contestants were tasked with creating a recipe using Dakota Style pretzels.
Entries were judged on taste.
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.