Iowa State Fair

Food: Use Your Noodle

August 18, 2021

Rebecca Howe of West Des Moines won first place and a $100 cash award in the Use Your Noodle contest, judged Saturday, August 14, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny earned second place and $60. Lauren Petersen of Knoxville claimed third place and $40

Contestants were challenged to create award winning main dishes that feature noodles or pasta as the main ingredient.

Entries were judged on taste and presentation.

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.