Sweet Victory For Clive Confectioner at the State Fair
August 16, 2018
Susan Hanke of Clive won First Place Overall and a $50 cash award in the Piper’s Homemade Candies competition judged Monday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Harold Magg of Spirit Lake earned Second Place Overall and Marcia Rorabaugh of Colfax claimed Third Place Overall.
Entries were judged on flavor, texture and appearance.
1) Susan Hanke, Clive
2) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
3) Carol Andreas, West Des Moines
1) Marcia Rorabaugh Colfax
2) Harold Magg, Spirit Lake
3) Cynthia Murphy, Des Moines
1) Harold Magg, Spirit Lake
2) Carol Shafer, Norwalk
3) Carole Miller, Otley
Honorable Mention – Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
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.