Iowa State Fair

Food - Macarons or Macaroons

August 23, 2022

Claire Tigges of Waukee won first place and a $50 cash award in the Macarons Category of the Macarons or Macaroons competition judged Saturday, August 20, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Meredith Wiley of Norwalk won first place and a $50 cash award in the Macaroons category.

Entries were judged on taste, technique, and presentation.

Complete results as follows:

Macarons or Macaroons - Macarons

1) Claire Tigges, Waukee

2) Jodi Brady, Runnells

3) Heather Derr, Clive

Macarons or Macaroons - Macaroons

1) Meredith Willey, Norwalk

2) Heather Derr, Clive

3) Peri Halma, West Des Moines

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.