Sunday Dinner Favorites Win State Fair Awards
August 16, 2018
For many, Sunday dinners with family are an Iowa tradition. That special meal was the inspiration for the Sunday Dinner at Mom’s competition Sunday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Contestants were challenged to create a ribbon winning main dish, side dish, dessert and snack that would be served at a family Sunday dinner.
Kyle Barton of West Des Moines won First Place Overall and a $100 cash award.
Judy Kiburz-Harrison of Tingley claimed Second Place Overall and $50. Molly Thomas of Centerville earned Third Place Overall and $25.
Joseph Ridgway of Johnson won the Outstanding Youth Exhibit award and $25.
Entries were judged on taste, story and appearance.
Dessert (adult and youth)
1) Judy Kiburz-Harrison, Tingley
2) Molly Thomas, Centerville
3) Joyce Larson, New Market
Main Dish (adult and youth)
1) Kyle Barton, West Des Moines
2) Anna Kingery, Ankeny
3) Marianne Carlson, Jefferson
Side Dish (adult and youth)
1) Molly Thomas, Centerville
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Linda Anderson, Urbandale
Treat or Snack (youth only)
1) Joseph Ridgway, Johnston
2) Clarissa Ridgway, Johnston
3) Sasha McCoy, Hartford
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.