Illinois State Fair, 2016


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance



Illinois State Fair

August 12, 2016



Illinois State Fair 2016 Winners Heirloom Recipe Contest

(Image by Peter Engler)


Contestants entered their best scratch family heirloom recipe suitable for a family or community dinner.  Recipe should originate before 1950.

Contestants brought a prepared dish along with a brief story of who passed the recipe down to them, ethnicity, if relevant, number of years the recipe has been in their family and any interesting information about their recipe.



History: 50%

Taste: 40%

Appearance: 10%


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1st place – $150.,  2nd place – $100.,  3rd place – $50.



Competition was conducted on August 14th, these are the results:


First Prize:

Asparagus Soup

Amy Wertheim, Atlanta, Illinois


White Green Asparagus soup first place Illinois State Fair framed photos



Second Prize:

Grandmother’s Raspberry Sauce

Jone Schumacher, Chapin, Illinois


Raspberry sauce 2nd place Illinois State Fair

Third Prize:

Sarah Leonard’s Family Fruit Cake

Brazilla A. Leonard, Harvel, Illinois


3rd place Illinois State Fair fruit cake



Grandmother’s Gingerbread Cake

Gail Long, O’Fallon, Illinois


Gingerbread cake

Grandma Delongs Meatloaf

Janie Saner, Sherman, Illinois


Illinois State Fair 2016 meatloaf



Kidney Bean Salad

Linda D. Cifuentes, Mahomet, Illinois


Illinois state fair 2016 kidney bean salad