Iowa State Fair

Food: Machine Shed Pies

August 17, 2021

Pie bakers from across the state put their top creations to the test in the Machine Shed Pies contest, judged Monday, August 16, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

In the Cream Pies Division, Marcia Miller of Des Moines won First and Second Places Overall. Keri Crowley of Indianola earned Third Place Overall.

Taylor Hardy of Grimes won First Place Overall in the Fruit Pie class and the Sweepstakes Award. Keri Crowley of Indianola earned Second Place Overall and the Reserve Sweepstakes prize. Tanya Hardy of Osceola claimed Third Place Overall.

Entries were judged on taste, originality and appearance.

Complete results follow:

Cream Pies - Berry Cream

1) Marcia Miller, Des Moines

2) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

3) Angela Miller, West Des Moines

Cream Pies - Butterscotch

1) Phyllis Olson, Newton

2) Jessica Denner, Polk City

Cream Pies - Chocolate Cream

1) Keri Crowley, Indianola

2) Marcia Miller, Des Moines

3) Jessica Denner, Polk City

Cream Pies - Coconut Cream

1) Tanya K. Hardy, Osceola

2) Jessica Denner, Polk City

3) Erik Francois, Des Moines

Cream Pies - Key Lime

1) Julie Petersen, Knoxville

2) Jessica Denner, Polk City

3) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

Cream Pies - Lemon Meringue

1) Marcia Miller, Des Moines

2) Lauren Petersen, Knoxville

Cream Pies - Oatmeal Pecan

1) Cynthia Murphy, Des Moines

2) Lorraine Doke, Indianola

3) Marcia Miller, Des Moines

Cream Pies - Peanut Butter

1) Marcia Miller, Des Moines

2) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

Cream Pies - Pecan

1) Joyce Larson, New Market

2) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

3) Linda Oleson-king, Johnston

Cream Pies - Pumpkin (one crust)

1) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

2) Angela Miller, West Des Moines

Cream Pies - Rhubarb Custard

1) Marcia Miller, Des Moines

2) Jessica Denner, Polk City

3) Phyllis Olson, Newton

Cream Pies - Sour Cream Raisin

1) Tanya K. Hardy, Osceola

2) Jessica Denner, Polk City

Cream Pies - Sweet Potato Pie

1) Tanya K. Hardy, Osceola

Cream Pies - One Crust Cream Other Than Named

1) Keri Crowley, Indianola

2) Chris Myers, Boone

3) Meredith Willey, Norwalk

Fruit Pies - Apple Crumb

1) Janelle Turner, Des Moines

2) Phyllis Olson, Newton

3) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

Fruit Pies - Blueberry

1) Keri Crowley, Indianola

2) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

3) Tony Dahlman, Des Moines

Fruit Pies- Gooseberry

1) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

3) Phyllis Olson, Newton

Fruit Pies - Lattice Top Cherry

1) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

2) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic

3) Keri Crowley, Indianola

Fruit Pies - Peach

1) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

2) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic

3) Ricky Halvorsen, Indianola

Fruit Pies - Peach-Red Raspberry

1) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic

2) Tanya K. Hardy, Osceola

3) Jessica Denner, Polk City

Fruit Pies - Raspberry

1) Joyce Larson, New Market

2) Keri Crowley, Indianola

3) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

Fruit Pies - Rhubarb

1) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

2) Ashley Evans, Washington

3) Tanya K. Hardy, Osceola

Fruit Pies - Rhubarb-Strawberry

1) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic

2) Gail Marske, Clive

3) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

Strawberry (one crust)

1) Keri Crowley, Indianola

2) Matthew Kodis, Des Moines

Fruit Pies - Triple Cherry

1) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

3) Keri Crowley, Indianola

Fruit Pies - Two Crust Berry

1) AJ Olson, Waukee

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

3) Taylor Hardy, Grimes

Fruit Pies - One Crust Fruit Other Than Named

1) Tanya K. Hardy, Osceola

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

3) Jackie Garnett, Des Moines

Fruit Pies - Two Crust Fruit Other Than Named

1) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic

2) Penny Murphy, Des Moines

3) Tony Dahlman, Des Moines

Pie Other Than Named (any crust can be used)

1) Alaina Ingebritson, Hubbard

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

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.