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Russell Place of Norwalk won first place in the Mine is the Best BBQ Sauce competition judged Friday, August 12, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines claimed second place and Jeffrey King of Newton earned third place.
Contestants were tasked to create an award-winning original barbecue sauce.
Entries were judged on taste, originality and appearance.
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.