Compete In A Fair Food Contest

cooking contest

Charlene Hoffman competes in one of the many cooking contests available to participants at the Schuylkill County Fair.

Have a great potato recipe? Do you think you have the best chocolate cake in Schuylkill County? On certain days of the Schuylkill County Fair you may enter special food contests. Monetary awards will be given for first, second and third prize. The general public is encouraged to participate in one or all of the contests listed below. For complete rules, call 570-527-0294 or email schuylkillfair@gmail.com

PA Preferred Cookie, Brownie, or Bar Baking Contest

Bring your cookies, brownies or bars to the Fair on Saturday July 25 between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM. This contest is open to youth 8-18 only. The exhibit is a plate of 6 cookies, brownies or bars featuring chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient, with a minimum of 1 PA Preferred product used and listed in the recipe. Awards are 1st-$20, 2nd-$15, and 3rd-$10. The first place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2016.

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Baseball, hotdogs and apple pie! What is more American than that? Make an apple pie and include 60% apples in the filling for this contest. It does not need to be a “traditional” two crust apple pie and it can have a variety in the filling. Bring your pie to the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 25 between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM. Awards are 1st-$15, 2nd-$12, and 3rd-$10. The first place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2016.

PA Preferred Chocolate Cake Baking Contest

Calling all choc-aholics! Enter a beautiful layered chocolate cake as your exhibit into this contest. The cake recipe must feature chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient, with at least 1 PA preferred ingredient identified with its brand name used in and listed in the recipe. Bring your item to the Fair on Saturday, July 25 between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM. Awards are 1st-$25, 2nd-$20, and 3rd-$15. The frst place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2016.

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