Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Russell Place of Norwalk won First Place in the Mine Is the Best BBQ Sauce competition, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Frank Ksiazak of West Des Moines claimed second place and Jeffrey King earned third place.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Rod Zeitler of Iowa City.
Entries were judges on taste, originality and appearance.
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.