Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Marianne Carlson of Jefferson won first place and a $750 cash award in the Eurofins Best Homemade Hot Sauce competition, judged Saturday, August 13, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Clarissa Ridgway of Johnston claimed second place and $250. Patty Hunt of Ankeny earned third place and $100.
Entries were judged on taste, texture/appearance, aroma and use of “heat.”
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.