Iowa State Fair

Food: Let's Have Tea

September 02, 2021

Sharon Lesan of Ankeny won First Place Overall and a $150 cash award in the Let’s Have Tea Contest, judged Thursday, August 12, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

DeeDee Kennedy of Des Moines claimed Second Place Overall and $100.

In the Tea Cookie class, Sharon Lesan of Ankeny won first place. Margaret Stoffregen of Des Moines claimed second place and Heather Derr of Clive earned third place. Judges also awarded honorable mention to Brooke Michelson of West Des Moines.

DeeDee Kennedy of Des Moines won first place in the Tea Sandwich class. Marcia Trevillyan of West Des Moines earned second place and Margaret Stoffregen of Des Moines claimed third place. Hannah Harvey of Des Moines was awarded Honorable Mention.

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 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.