Iowa State Fair

Food: My Favorite Pie

August 20, 2021

Louise Piper of Garner was named Overall Winner in the My Favorite Pie contest, judged Tuesday, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

In the Fruit Pie class, Piper won first place and $100. Anita Van Gundy of Des Moines claimed second place and $75. Alison Bowlin-Frank of West Des Moines earned third place and $50.

Belinda Myers of Osceola won first place and $100 in the Cream Pie class. Susie Jones of Winterset earned second place and $75. Anita Van Gundy of West Des Moines claimed third place and $50.

Entries were judged on taste and presentation.

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.