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Food - Purnell Old Folks' Sausage Cook Off

Food - Purnell Old Folks' Sausage Cook Off

August 28, 2023

Best Sausages Prepared for State Fair Contest

Jenna Brady of Runnells won first place overall in the Purnell Old Folks’ Sausage Cook Off judged Friday, August 18, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on taste, best use of product and eye appeal.

Additional results below:


1) Jenna Brady, Runnells

2) Ann Gillotti, Ankeny

3) Paul Koester, Gladbrook


1) Jamie Buelt, Polk City

2) Belinda Myers, Osceola

3) Amy Fuson, Indianola


1) Belinda Myers, Osceola

2) Ileen M. Wallace, Council Bluffs

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There were 138 divisions, 695 classes and over 6,800 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging was held in the Elwell Family Food Center.