Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Lauren Probst of Windsor Heights won first place in the Scenic Valley Pumpkin Patch Cookies contest, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Cindy Bluebaugh of Des Moines earned second place and Jodi Brady of Runnells claimed third place.
Contestants were challenged to create award winning pumpkin or Halloween themed cookies.
Entries were judges on taste, texture and appearance.
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.