Pairing With Pizza Win State Fair Awards
August 17, 2018
Sharon Gates of Des Moines won first place and a $75 cash award in the Let’s Have a Pizza Party – Side Dish competition judged Wednesday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Diane Rauh of Des Moines earned second place and $25. Susan Schultz of Haverhill claimed third place.
Entrants were tasked with creating a scratch made side dish to go with a take-out pizza.
Entries were judged on pizza, taste and creativity.
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.