Iowa State Fair

Food - Use Your Noodle

August 15, 2022

Patty Hunt of Ankeny won first place and a $100 cash award in the Use Your Noodle competition, judged Saturday, August 13, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Sharon Lesan of Ankeny claimed second place and $60. Mary Tibbetts of Johnston earned third place and $40.

Entrants were challenged to create an award winning main dish using any type of noodle or pasta.

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.