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Food: Dorothy Lynch Tailgate Cooking Contest

Food: Dorothy Lynch Tailgate Cooking Contest

August 16, 2021

Carrie Henderson of West Des Moines won First Place and a $250 cash award in the Dorothy Lynch Tailgate Cooking Contest, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Entrants were challenged to create an award worthy entry to compliment a favorite tailgating recipe.

Holly Houg of Urbandale earned Second Place and $150. Meredith Willey of Norwalk claimed Third Place and $75.

Judges also awarded Honorable Mention honors to Susie Jones of Winterset.

Entries were judged on taste, creativity and presentation.

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.