August 4 - August 6, 2017

Iowa Irish Fest
Iowa Irish Fest Website

Soda Bread & Irish Stew Competitions

The annual Irish Stew & Soda Bread Competitions will once again be held during this year’s Iowa Irish Fest. The competitions will take place on Saturday, August 5th at the Cultural Events Stage Area starting at 11:30 and ending at 12:45.

Specific information regarding how to enter, rules, and entry fees click here!

Stew:  Contestants provide one crock pot of stew for judging.

Soda Bread:  May be traditional white, brown, or a nontraditional with fruits/nuts.  Contestants provide   2 loaves for the competition.


General Information:  Tables and electricity are provided, as well as serving plates and utensils.  All entry food not eaten by the judges will be available for the crowd to sample after the judges have awarded prizes.  There is an entry fee for each competition.  Specific information for how to enter will be available online soon.

stew bread contest 2014
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