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Competition Results


Food: Piper's Homemade Candies

Food: Piper's Homemade Candies

August 18, 2021

Ricky Halvorson of Indianola won First Place Overall in the Piper’s Homemade Candies contest, judged Monday, August 16, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Brenda Klyn of Pella earned Second Place Overall and Kathy Massing of New Virginia claimed Third Place Overall.

Entries were judged on flavor, texture and appearance.

Complete results follow:

Classic Candies

1) Brenda Klyn, Pella

2) Meredith Willey, Norwalk

3) Tammy Dial, Urbandale

Creative Candies

1) Kathy Massing, New Virginia


1) Ricky Halvorsen, Indianola

2) Cynthia Murphy, Des Moines

3) Stacie Dudden, Reinbeck


1) Rita Cashman Becker, Fort Madison

2) Nanette Everly, Batavia

3) Brian Keul, West Des Moines

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.