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Competition Results


Food: O Come All Ye Cookies

Food: O Come All Ye Cookies

August 18, 2021

Natalie Larson of Des Moines won First Place Overall and a $50 cash award in the O Come All Ye Cookies contest, judged Sunday, August 15, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Contestants were tasked to create an award winning plate of Christmas cookies worthy of a cookie exchange.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance and creativity.

Complete results follow:

Christmas Cookie Plate

1) Michelle Henderson, Ankeny

2) Heather Collier, Des Moines

3) Alisa Woods, Des Moines

Hon Mention – Julia Corey, Ankeny

Other Holiday Cookie Plate

1) Natalie Larson, Des Moines

2) Lori Richman, Waukee

3) Brenda Klyn, Pella

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.