State Fair Key Lime Dessert Honors Won by Des Moines Baker

DES MOINES, IA (08/16/2022) (readMedia)-- Natalie Larson of Des Moines won first place and a $25 cash award in the Key Lime Dessert Creations competition, judged Saturday, August 13, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Jodi Brady of Runnells claimed second place and Brooke Mickelson of West Des Moines earned third place.

Entries were judges on taste, appearance and creativity.

A Key Lime is usually smaller in size, has a thinner rind and is higher in acidity than the more common Persian Lime.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year's Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.


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. Find Your Fun at the Iowa State Fair, August 11-21, 2022. For more information, visit