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Food: Ultimate Banana Bread

Food: Ultimate Banana Bread

August 13, 2021

Barb Miller of Prairie City won First Place Overall in the Ultimate Banana Bread contest, judged Thursday, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Judy Kiburz-Harrison of Tingley won Second Place Overall and Natalie Larson of Des Moines claimed Third Place Overall.

Entries were judged on texture, flavor, aroma and appearance.

Complete results follow:

Banana Bread (no nuts)

1) Barb Miller, Prairie City

2) Mike McNaughton, Polk City

3) Phyllis Olson, Newton

Banana Nut Bread

1) Judy Kiburz-Harrison, Tingley

2) Natalie Larson, Des Moines

3) Jeffrey King, Newton

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.