Special Cooking Contests

 

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

Peanuts Go International Recipe Contest
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Thursday, October 11

Entry Drop-Off: 3-4 p.m.

Judging: 4 p.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 5:30 p.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

First Prize $200

Second Prize $150

Third Prize $100

Honorable Mention $50

 

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House Autry

House-Autry Mills Bring Your Flavor:

Cornbread Challenge
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Friday, October 12

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

First Prize $250

Second Prize $100

Third Prize $50

 

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Sweet Potato

North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission

Sweet Potato Quick Meals Recipe Competition
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Saturday, October 13

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize: $250

2nd Prize: $175

3rd Prize: $125

Honorable Mention: $75

 

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Veg Producers

North Carolina Vegetable Growers
Recipe Challenge
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Sunday, October 14

Entry Drop-Off: 1-2 p.m.

Judging: 2 p.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 3:30 p.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $75

Honorable Mention: $25

 

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Apple Growers

North Carolina Apple Growers Association

Apple Dessert Recipe Contest
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Monday, October 15

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize: $200

2nd Prize: $150

3rd Prize: $75

Honorable Mention: $25

 

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Egg

North Carolina Egg Association

How Do You Like Your Eggs? Recipe Contest
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Tuesday, October 16

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize: $200

2nd Prize: $150

3rd Prize: $100

 

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North Carolina Pork Council

Any Pork, Any Cut, Any Way.
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Wednesday, October 17

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

First Prize: $200

Second Prize: $150

Third Prize: $100

 

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Pecan

North Carolina Pecan Association

Pecan Breakfast Recipe Competition
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Thursday, October 18

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize $150

2nd Prize $100

3rd Prize $75

 

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Beef

North Carolina Beef Council Championship
Beef can be super, simple and delicious! 
 
   

Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Friday, October 19

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

CASH PRIZES:

1st Prize $200

2nd Prize $150

3rd Prize $100

 

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Spam

The Great American SPAM® Championship

2018 Theme: Hawaii and Island-Inspired Recipes

Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Saturday, October 20

Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.

Judging: 10 a.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

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
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1

Contest: Sunday, October 21

Entry Drop-Off: 1-2 p.m.

Judging: 2 p.m.

Awarding of Prizes: 3:30 p.m., or when contest is complete

 

 

Adult Category: Pie

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: Drop Cookies
(age 15 or under as of October 2, 2018)

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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