Top Sausage Makers Win State Fair Awards
August 15, 2018
The state’s most talented sausage makers squared off at the Best of the Wurst competition judged Tuesday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Marks Locker in Rowley won first place in the Cooked Bratwurst class of competition. Elma Locker of Elma took second place and Edgewood Locker of Edgewood earned third place.
In the Uncooked Bratwurst class, Clarion Locker of Clarion won first place. Elma Locker of Elma claimed second place and S&S Locker of Osage took third place.
Dayton Meat Locker of Malcom won first place in the Summer Sausage class. Jet’s Meat Processing of Waukon earned second place and Ulrich Meat Market of Pella claimed third place.
Entries were judged on texture, external appearance and internal appearance.
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.