August 11, 2019
Larry Mahlstedt of Des Moines won First Place and a $75 gift card in the Iowa Orchards Creations competition, judged Friday at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
Katherine Cornwell of Adel earned Second Place Overall and a $50 gift certificate.
Entrants were challenged to create a dessert worthy of a State Fair award.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and creativity.
Additional results follow:
1) Larry Mahlstedt, Des Moines
2) DeeDee Kennedy, Des Moines
3) Debbie Sweeney, Des Moines
Fruit Pie (Adults)
1) Katherine Cornwell, Adel
2) Kay Smith, Des Moines
3) Jodi Brady, Runnells
1) Emma Scheidel, Ankeny
2) Megan Mcguire, Johnston
3) Ellie Scheidel, Ankeny
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 166 divisions, 715 classes and over 7,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.