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Knoxville Cook Wins State Fair Chicken Dinner Honors

Food: Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

August 18, 2021

The best chicken dishes were on display in the Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner contest, judged Saturday, August 14, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Julie Petersen of Knoxville won second place and a $20 cash award. Judges did not award first place in this competition.

Entries were judged on taste, originality and presentation.

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.