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Food: Purnell Old Folks' Sausage Cook Off

Food: Purnell Old Folks' Sausage Cook Off

September 02, 2021

Diane Rauh of Des Moines won first place overall in the Purnell Old Folks’ Sausage Cook Off, judged Friday, August 20, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on taste, texture, best use of product and eye appeal.

Additional results below:

Appetizer

1) Samantha Streff, West Des Moines

2) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk

3) Belinda Myers, Osceola

Breakfast

1) Paul Koester, Gladbrook

2) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk

3) Louise Piper, Garner

Casserole

1) Diane Rauh, Des Moines

2) Fred Abraham, Cedar Falls

3) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk

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.