The weather wasn’t the only thing hot during fair, so was the Homemade Salsa Competition. The competition was held on Saturday, July 9th and was open to all ages! Salsa was judged by a qualified panel of judges in the following categories Hot, Mild, and Fruit. The entries were judged on the following criteria: aroma, consistency, color, appropriate heat level, taste and after-taste. Thanks to Carlos O’Kelly’s for donating the $10 gift cards that were awarded to the winners of the different categories.
After the judging was done the public was invited to taste the entries and vote for their favorite. Thanks to Kendra Abel for donating the tortilla chips for the public tasting.
MILD SALSA HOT SALSA
1st Place – Kris Blackford 1st Place – John Kuddes Alburnett, IA West Branch, IA
2nd Place – Deanea Soukop 2nd Place – Deb Berg Central City, IA Robins, IA
3rd Place – Wally Dunham 3rd Place – Wally Dunham Hiawatha, IA Hiawatha, IA
4th Place – Becky Shoop 4th Place – Todd Rollinger Walker, IA Central City, IA
5th Place – Anna DeKruif
6th Place – Susan Pisarik
Mt. Vernon, IA FRUIT SALSA
7th Place – Ruthanne Weighton 1ST Place – Kris Blackford Central City, IA Alburnett, IA
8th Place – Todd Rollinger
Central City, IA
JUDGES’ CHOICE CROWD FAVORITE
John Kuddes (hot) Susan Pisarik (mild)