Iowa State Fair

Food - Sourdough Challenge

August 21, 2022

Joyce Larson of New Market won first place and $100 in the Sourdough Challenge competition judged Sunday, August 14, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Robin Tarbell-Thomas of Centerville earned second place and a $75 cash award. Samuel Burdess of Boone claimed third place and $50.

Entries were judged on taste, presentation and originality.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.