Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Rose Ridgway of Johnston won first place and a $50 cash award in the World’s Tallest Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Treats contest, judged Sunday, August 15, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Natalie Larson of Des Moines earned second place and Margaret Stoffregen of Des Moines claimed third place.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Ileen Wallace of Council Bluffs.
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 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.