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Original ice cream toppings were the focus of competition in the My Favorite Ice Cream Topping contest, judged Thursday, August 18, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Amber Wagner of Des Moines won first place and a $100 cash award in the Sauces and Syrups class of competition. Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines claimed second place and $50. Madeline Davis of Pleasant Hill earned third place and $25.
In the Other Toppings class, Patty Hunt of Ankeny won top honors and $100. Sharon Lesan of Ankeny earned second place and $50, and Joseph Ridgway of Johnston took home third place and $25.
Entries were judged on originality, taste and presentation.
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.