Iowa State Fair

Food: Souper Soups

September 02, 2021

Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines won first place and a $100 cash award in the Souper Soups competition, judged Saturday, August 21, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Olivia Smith of Winterset won second place and $50. Brenda Klyn of Pella claimed third place and $25.

Honorable mention was awarded to Bridget Lottman of Norwalk.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance and uniqueness.

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.