Ribbons Awarded to Leftover Foods in State Fair Food Contest

DES MOINES, IA (09/06/2019) (readMedia)-- Leftover food was put to the test in the Iowa State Fair Food Department Leftover Competition judged Saturday, August 17, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance, use of leftovers and creativity.

Results below:

Savory Leftovers (ages 17 and up)

1) Sharon Gates, Des Moines

2) Joyce Larson, New Market

3) Amy Fuson, Indianola

Sweet Leftovers (ages 17 and up)

1) Peri Halma, West Des Moines

2) Amy Fuson, Indianola

3) Megan Ford, Ankeny

Kids Leftovers (ages 3-16)

1) Clark Spencer, Stanton

2) Addison Spencer, Stanton

3) Grant Spencer, Stanton

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 www.iowastatefair.org.