Cooks Go "Nuts" for State Fair Competition

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- Cooking creativity was put to the test in the Create a Winner with Gurley's competition, judged Thursday at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on best use of Gurley's products, originality, taste and presentation.

Competition results follow:

Breads & Rolls

1) Barb Miller, Prairie City

2) Angela Miller, West Des Moines

3) Ann Gillotti, Ankeny

Cakes & Muffins

1) Ann Gillotti, Ankeny

2) Jennifer Goellner, West Des Monies

3) Barb Miller, Prairie City

Non-Baked Items

1) Diane Rauh, Des Moines

2) Nancy Tuttle, Winterset

3) Jeanene Redlinger, Keota

Other Baked Items

1) Natalie Larson, Des Moines

2) Angela Miller, West Des Moines

3) Kevin Greiman, Haverhill

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 166 divisions, 715 classes and over 7,300 entries at this year's Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit