No Crabbing Allowed in State Fair Seafood Cooking Contest
August 18, 2018
The top appetizers and soups featuring fresh seafood were on display in the Seafood Prepared in the Heartland Competition judged Thursday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Fish or Seafood Appetizer
1) Kyle Barton, West Des Moines
2) Anita Van Gundy, Des Moines
3) Heather Ward, Ankeny
Honorable Mention – Sheryl Davis, Albia
Fish or Seafood Soup
1) Cheryl Rogers, Ankeny
2) Jenna Brady, Runnells
3) Pamela Reynolds, Norwalk
Honorable Mention - Anita Van Gundy, Des Moines
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and best use of fresh fish.
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. Food Department judging is held 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.