Food - Inventive Rhubarb

August 16, 2023

Sharon Lesan of Ankeny won first place and a $125 cash award in the Inventive Rhubarb competition judged Friday, August 11, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Ann Gillotti of Ankeny claimed second place and $75 dollars. Tyler Ingle of Altoona earned third place and $50.

Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Pamela Lang of Johnston.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance and creativity.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 138 divisions, 695 classes and over 6,800 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center.