Johnston Baker Wins State Fair Povitica Contest
August 11, 2018
Rose Ridgway of Johnston won first place and a $75 cash award in the Grandma Butorac’s Poviticia competition, judged on August 8 prior to the start of the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Karen Pavlik of Waukee earned second place and Anita Van Gundy of Des Moines earned third place.
Entries were judged on flavor and appearance.
Povitica is a sweet bread made from yeast-raised dough that has been hand rolled to a paper thin consistency. It is wrapped around a variety of fillings, and then baked. It is popular in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and several other southeastern European countries.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 171 divisions, 727 classes and over 9,574 entries at this year’s Fair. Due to the large number of classes, Food Department judging begins prior to the Fair in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.