Iowa State Fair

Food: Gingerbread House

August 19, 2021

Rose Ridgway of Johnston won first place and a $100 cash award in the Gingerbread House contest, judged Sunday, August 15, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Brenda Klyn of Pella earned second place and $50.

Entries were judged on structural integrity, design and attention to detail.

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.