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Food: Mrs. Grimes Chili Cook Off

Food: Mrs. Grimes Chili Cook Off

August 20, 2021

Anna Kingery of Ankeny won first place and a $150 cash award in the Mrs. Grimes Chili Cook Off contest, judged Tuesday, August 17, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Susie Jones of Winterset earned second place and $75. Chris Pike of Johnston claimed third place and $50.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance and recipe originality.

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.