Sweet Victory for West Des Moines Cook in State Fair Honey Contest
August 13, 2018
Kyle Barton of West Des Moines won First Place Overall and a $150 cash award in the Taste of Honey Challenge judged Saturday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Breads, desserts, appetizers and snacks feature honey as the star ingredient was put to the test by judges.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and best use of honey.
1) Karen Pavlik, Waukee
2) Sandra Gehlbach, Ankeny
3) Cassandra Hyatt, Ankeny
Honorable Mention – Rebecca Howe, West Des Moines
1) Anita Van Gundy, Des Moines
2) Natalie Ridgway, Des Moines
3) Jordyn Siepker, Des Moines
1) Kyle Barton, West Des Moines
2) Anita Van Gundy, Des Moines
3) Daniel Hodges, Des Moines
Youth Entries (17 and under)
1) Collin Houg, Urbandale
2) Josiah Derr, Clive
3) Allison Baumhover, Woodward
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.