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Food: Iowa Orchards Creations

Food: Iowa Orchards Creations

August 16, 2021

Olivia Smith of Winterset won First Place Overall in the Iowa Orchards Creations competition, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Louise Piper of Garner earned Second Place Overall.

Contestants were challenged to create award winning fruit pies and desserts.

Entries were judges on taste, creativity and appearance.

Complete results follow:

Dessert (Adults)

1) Olivia Smith, Winterset

2) Kathleen Haley Taylor, Knoxville

3) Natalie Larson, Des Moines

HM) Larry Mahlstedt, Des Moines

Fruit Pie (Adults)

1) Louise Piper, Garner

Dessert (Kids)

1) Brooklynn Sedlock, Indianola

2) Micah Hunter, Waukee

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.