Iowa State Fair Chili Cook Off Crown Claimed
DES MOINES, IA (09/08/2023) (readMedia)-- The top chili cooks squared off in heated competition in the Chili Cook Off contest, judged at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.
In the Homestyle Chili division, Lucas Deiber of Denison claimed first place, $250 cash prize, and is eligible for the World Championship Chili Cook Off.
In the Traditional Red division, Jud Knapp of Kansas City, Kan., claimed first place, $250 cash prize, and is eligible for the World Championship Chili Cook Off.
Entrants were required to be members of the International Chili Society.
Each entry was judged on good chili flavor, texture of the meat, consistency/blend of species, aroma and color.
Complete results follow:
CHILI COOK OFF
1) Lucas Deiber, Denison
2) Katie Woodard, Nevada
3) Kyle Becher, Lenexa, Kan.
1) Jud Knapp, Kansas City, Kan.
2) Kyle Becher, Lenexa, Kan.
3) Kevin Stovall, Lees Summit, Mo.
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. Best Days Ever at the Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, 2023. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.