Special Cooking Contests

 

Department "W04"

 

Superintendent: Lisa Prince

 

Your recipe is your entry form and can be hand delivered or mailed to the N.C. State Fair Entry Department beginning August 1, 2017.

 

Type or legibly write recipe on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, along with the contest name, your name, address, daytime and evening phone number and e-mail address if available, in the upper right hand corner. Entries must be legible and include a phone number or they will be disqualified.

 

See each individual competition for contest dates, rules, judging criteria, prizes, additional requirements and mailing instructions.

 

Please click here to review the Special Cooking Contest Purpose Statement and Contestant Code of Ethics.

 

Entries may be mailed to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1010 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1010

Entries may be hand delivered to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1025 Blue Ridge Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Please note that entries mailed to 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. will NOT be delivered to the Fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.

 

For more information, contact the N.C. State Fair Entry Department at 919.839.4515 or Lisa Prince, the Contest Coordinator at lisa.prince@ncagr.gov.

 

Dropping off your entry during the Fair:

If you have an entry for a special cooking contest, you may pull into the Education Lot (on Hillsborough Street in front of the Education Building where the buses drop off) and the attendant will give you a 15 minute pass for you to park in one of three designated spaces. These spaces are first come first serve and you will be towed if you stay longer than 15 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Peanuts

N.C. Peanut Growers Association

Breakfast Recipe Contest
Deadline and Contest Thursday, October 12 

4 p.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

First Prize $200

Second Prize $150

Third Prize $100

Honorable Mention $50

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

House Autry

House-Autry Mills Wings Challenge
Deadline and Contest Friday, October 13

10 a.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

First Prize $250

Second Prize $100

Third Prize $50

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Sweet Potato

North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission

Sweet Potato Tailgating Recipe Contest
Deadline and Contest Saturday, October 14

10 a.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize: $250

2nd Prize: $175

3rd Prize: $125

Honorable Mention: $75

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Veg Producers

North Carolina Vegetable Growers Recipe Challenge
Deadline and Contest Sunday, October 15

2 p.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $75

Honorable Mention: $25

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Apple Growers

North Carolina Apple Growers Association

Apple Recipe Contest
Deadline and Contest Monday, October 16 

10 a.m.  

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize $200

2nd Prize $150

3rd Prize $75

Honorable Mention: $25

 

Download Rules  

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Egg

North Carolina Egg Association

Incredible! Egg Salad Recipe Contest
Deadline and Contest Tuesday, October 17

10 a.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize $200.00

2nd Prize $150.00

3rd Prize $100.00

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

NC Pork

North Carolina Pork Council

Tar Heel Pork Loin Challenge
Deadline and Contest Wednesday, October 18 

10 a.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

First Prize: $200

Second Prize: $150

Third Prize: $100

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Pecan

North Carolina Pecan Association

Pecan Recipe Competition 
Deadline and Contest Thursday, October 19 

10 a.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize $125

2nd Prize $75

3rd Prize $50

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Beef

North Carolina Cattlemen’s Beef Council
Create a Better Burger Championship  
   

Deadline and Contest Friday, October 20

10 a.m.

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize $200

2nd Prize $150

3rd Prize $100

 

Download Rules

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

Spam

The Great American SPAM® Championship

Deadline and Contest Saturday, October 21

10 a.m.

 

Two Categories: 1 for Adults - 1 for Kids

(Adults: Ages 18 & Up, Kid Chefs: Ages 7-17)

 

Local SPAM® Champion Prizes (Adults):

1st Prize $150

2nd Prize $50

3rd Prize $25

 

Local SPAM® Kid Chef Prizes:

1st Prize $60

2nd Prize $30

3rd Prize $10

 

Two National Grand Prizes:

1) National SPAM® Champion Grand Prize:

A Trip for Two to the 2018 Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival in Hawaii Valued at $3,000 (Adult Grand Prize)

2) National “SPAM® Kid Chef of the Year”

Grand Prize: $2,000 cash prize

 

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King Arthur

King Arthur Flour Baking Contest
Deadline and Contest Sunday, October 22

2 p.m.    

 

Adult Category: Pound Cake

1st Place: $100 gift certificate to the Baker's Catalogue/kingarthurflour.com

2nd Place: $75 gift certificate to the Baker's Catalogue/kingarthurflour.com

3rd Place: King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion Cookbook King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Cookbook

 

Junior/Youth Category: Brownies
(age 15 or under as of October 2, 2017)

1st Place: $75 gift certificate to the Baker's Catalogue/kingarthurflour.com

2nd Place: $50 gift certificate to the Baker's Catalogue/kingarthurflour.com

3rd Place: King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion Cookbook

 

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