Osceola Baker Claims State Fair Sweet Treat Competition

DES MOINES, IA (08/12/2017) (readMedia)-- Belinda Myers of Osceola won First Place Overall in the Sweet Treat competition, judged Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Contestants were challenged to create an award worthy cake, cookie, bar or pie.

Entries were judged on creativity, taste, neatness and difficulty of preparation.

Results below:

Cake - Decorated

1) Jennifer Bartles, Des Moines

Cookie/Bar - Unique Flavor

1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville

2) Michelle Burgmeier, Lockridge

3) Julie Petersen, Knoxville

Honorable Mention – Bridget Lottman, Norwalk

Pie - Unique Flavor

1) Belinda Myers, Osceola

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 177 divisions, 769 classes and over 9,856 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 Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.