Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Sharon Lesan of Ankeny won first place in the Our Family Recipe Book contest, judged Monday, August 16, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Cindie Robinette of Des Moines earned second place and Connie Barbaglia of Ames claimed third place.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Olivia Smith of Winterset and Rita Cashman Becker of Ft. Madison.
Entrants were challenged to construct an award winning cook book that featured the tried and true recipes from their family.
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.