Waukee Crocheter Takes Home State Fair Honors

DES MOINES — Leanna Lawrence of Waukee received Best of Show honors in the Crochet division of the Fabric and Threads contest judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Additional results below:

Doily (2 or more colors)

Honorable Mention) Barbara DeWit, Tracy

Afghan (ripple pattern)

1) Roseann A. Davis, Knoxville

Afghan (stitch other than above)

Honorable Mention) Barbara DeWit, Tracy

Baby Afghan

3) Roseann A. Davis, Knoxville

Lace Edging

2) Barbara DeWit, Tracy

Doll Garment

2) Barbara DeWit, Tracy

Handmade Fly Fishing Flies Win State Fair AwardsDES MOINES — The top handcrafted fly fishing flies in the state were honored in the Fly Tying Competition, judged August 7, prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results are below:

EXPERT DIVISION

Dry Fly

2) Larry Niday, Knoxville

Open

1) Larry Niday, Knoxville

Streamer

1) Larry Niday, Knoxville

Seniors Sewers Compete for Ribbons in Fabric and Threads Competitions

DES MOINES — Senior citizens from all over Iowa brought their talents to the Senior Citizens Division of the Fabric and Threads contest, which was judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Results below:

SENIOR CITIZENS

Crochet – Baby Afghan

3) Roseann A. Davis, Knoxville

Crochet – Doily

1) Kathy Hollingsworth, Pleasantville

Clothing Made to Impress at the Iowa State FairDES MOINES —Trish Kuhn of Ankeny won Best of Show in the Clothing Construction division of Fabric and Threads judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Additional results below:

CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION

Infant/Toddler – Dress

Honorable Mention) Barbara DeWit, Tracy

Chocolate Sculptures Win State Fair AwardsDES MOINES — The culinary and artistic worlds joined forces in the Beaverdale Confections Chocolate and Candy Sculptures competition, judged August 13, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Brenda Becker of Pella won first place and a total of $100 in cash awards and gift cards in the Adult Chocolate Sculpture class.

Julie Petersen of Knoxville earned second place and $50 in cash and gift cards.

Entries were judged on artistic flare, theme and ingredient combination.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There were 166 divisions, 715 classes and over 7,300 entries at this year’s Fair.

Centerville Baker Wins State Fair Cookie Crown

DES MOINES — The best cookie bakers from across the state put their top creations to the test in the Midwest Living Cookies competition, judged Tuesday, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Robin Tarbell-Thomas of Centerville won First Place Overall and the Sweepstakes Award, earning a $250 cash award, besting entries in 72 different classes of competition.

Entries were judged on flavor, texture and appearance.

Additional results follow:

Bar Cookies – Pumpkin Bars (frosted or unfrosted)

3) Julie Petersen, Knoxville

Single and Team Horseshoe Competitors Compete for Champion TitlesDES MOINES — Participants from across Iowa competed in the Open Singles and Iowa State Regional Team Championship divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held August 16 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

The Fair hosts both Championship and Open Class competitions every Fair day. Division winners are crowned daily.

OPEN SINGLES

Class B

1) Steve Hatch, Knoxville

IOWA STATE REGIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

4) South Central: Steve Hatch (Knoxville), Bert Logsdon (Pleasantville), Randy Clark (Monroe), Deb Wiese (Roland)

Artsy Iowans Show Off Talents at State FairDES MOINES — Ribbons were awarded to artistic Iowans in the Creative Arts contest judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Additional results below:

OTHER CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTSDecorated Wreath or Swag

1) Mary Lea Hampton, Pleasantville

Flower Arrangement – Dried or Silk

Honorable Mention) Mary Lea Hampton, Pleasantville

Found Art/Repurposed Art

Honorable Mention) Mary Lea Hampton, Pleasantville

State Fair My Favorite Pie Contest Won by Des Moines BakerDES MOINES — Anita Van Gundy of Des Moines earned the Overall Winner award and a total of $200 in cash awards in the My Favorite Pie competition, judged August 14, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on taste and presentation.

Additional results follow:

Fruit Pie

3) Rachel Petersen, Knoxville

Newton Baker Rises to the Challenge to Win State Fair Yeast Roll TitleDES MOINES — Jeffrey King of Newton won First Place Overall and a $200 gift card in the King Arthur Flour Yeast Rolls competition, judged August 11, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on flavor, appearance and texture.

Additional results follow:

Cinnamon Rolls (with nuts)

1) Rachel Petersen, Knoxville

Get a Grip! At the State Fair Arm Wrestling ChampionshipsDES MOINES — Competitors claimed their spot as the strongest Fairgoers when they competed in the Monster Arm Wrestling contest at the Iowa State Fair in the Penningroth Media Center in the Cattle Barn on August 11 at the Iowa State Fair.

Results below:

Men’s Right

Middle

2) Brian Brooks, Knoxville

Super

1) Brian Brooks, Knoxville

Men’s Left

Middle

1) Brian Brooks, Knoxville

Heavy

1) Brian Brooks, Knoxville

North Dakota and Wisconsin Families Find Success at Iowa State Fair Sheep ShowDES MOINES — Prairie Wind-Friesz of New Salem, ND took home Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe, as well as Grand Champion Ram at the Long Wool Sheep Show held August 16 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

The Reserve Champion Ram was exhibited by Wintergreen Hollow Farm of Reedsburg, WI. Wintergreen Hollow Farm also received Premier Exhibitor honors.

March & After Ram Lamb

2) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Color Ram Lamb — All Ages

5) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Pair of Ram Lambs

4) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Yearling Ewe

6) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Color Yearling Ewe

2) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Pair of Yearling Ewes

4) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

March & After Ewe Lamb

2) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

4) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Pair of Ewe Lambs

3) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Pair of Lambs

4) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Young Flock

3) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Flock

3) Rowson Farm, Knoxville

Fairgoers Compete for Blue Ribbon in Iowa State Fair Cow Chip Throwing ContestDES MOINES — The top slingers of bovine droppings squared off in friendly competition at the annual Cow Chip Throwing contest, held August 14, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Competition results follow:

Men -17 and Over

2) 108 feet – TJ Frank, Knoxville

Banners Awarded and Champions Named at 2019 Iowa State Fair Prospect Calf ShowDES MOINES — Exhibitors competed on Saturday, August 10 in the Prospect Calf Cattle Show at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Results below:

Purebred Breeding Heifer- Angus Class 3

3) Ryan Thoreson, Knoxville

Purebred Breeding Heifer- Chianina Class 1

2) Hagen Fouch, Pleasantville

Market Heifer- Weight 380-490

6) Zane Mullenix, Pleasantville

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