25 Countries were represented by beautiful and creative displays around the downtown Fairfield square They included:

Iran, Bulgaria, Sweden, Mexico, Ethiopia, Luxembourg, Fiji, Puerto Rico, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, France, USA, India, Netherlands, Guatemala, Israel, Vietnam, Poland, Brazil, South, Korea, China, Greece, Canada, Mixed in America, Italy, Nepal, Ireland

Prizes were awarded to:

India 1st  Prize
Iran 2nd  Prize
Fiji 3rd  Prize
Italy  Honorable Mention
Hungary Honorable Mention
Mexico Honorable Mention
Puerto Rico Honorable Mention

International Baking Contest Results

15 delicious entries using recipes from as many different countries were lovingly and expertly baked by local bakers and brought to the Festival for judging. Chef Curtis Goudy, head baker at HyVee Foods, Eric Rusch of Breadtopia, Inc., and Steve Boss of Great Taste TV carefully tasted, tested and consulted with each other to determine the best of these great treats. They agreed that it was difficult to judge with so many quality pieces, but they only had 4 prizes to distribute (3 from Breadtopia and 1 from HyVee), so they determined the top 4 based on their high quality of appearance and taste. (After judging was done, festival attendees were happy to buy the remaining portions of the tasty baked goods and judge for themselves.)

Prizes were awarded to:
Nada Saleh for her al-Sham (Jordanian) Pita Bread 1st  Prize (1 of 2)
Meredith Siemsen for her Lithuanian Grybai (Mushroom) Cookies 1st  Prize (2 of 2)
Elisabetta Forte Callati for her French Chocolate Caramel Tart 2nd  Prize
Minolli Nayagar for her South African Sunny Carrot Cake 3rd  Prize