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Natalie Larson of Des Moines won first place and a $50 cash award in the World’s Tallest Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Treats contest, judged Sunday, August 14, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Margaret Stroffregen of Des Moines earned second place, and Erin Wilgenbusch of Story City claimed third place.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and appropriateness for the holiday.
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.