Pennsylvania’s INCREDIBLE Angel Food Cake Contest
Nothing is lighter, airier, or fluffier than a PA Preferred Angel Food Cake. Made from scratch with PA Preferred eggs, it is a refreshing dessert for you to enjoy on a hot summer evening. The cake can be decorated or filled. Bring your cake 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 first place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2016.
Ginger Bread House
Who can create the best cupcake from scratch? There are two opportunities to do so in this contest. One set of cupcakes will be judged for taste and the other on presentation. The exhibitor must submit 6 cupcakes of the same kind to be judged. The theme for this contest is “Harvest the Fun.” Bring your item to the Fair on Saturday, July 25 between the hours of 11 AM and 3PM. Awards are 1st-$15, 2nd-$10, and 3rd-$5.
Vegetable Food Contest
Mother always said to eat your vegetables. Mom was right, but you don’t have to take them off the plate looking like vegetables. Enter the baked vegetable food contest. Submit your vegetables in a baked product like a cake, pie, quick bread, cookie, or candy. Bring your item to the Fair on Saturday, July 25 between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM. Awards are 1st-$15, 2nd-$10, and 3rd-$5.
Let’s Use Honey
Your “Honey” is calling! Enter a baked good that includes honey in the recipe. It might be a cake, cookie, pie, quick bread, or let your imagination run with any other baked good. Bring your item to the Fair on Saturday, July 25 between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM. Awards are 1st-$15, 2nd-$10, and 3rd-$5.
Schuylkill County Wine Contest
Schuylkill County has a number of wineries and they produce some very fine wines. Why not be creative with the use of wine in a dessert that serves 6 and enter it into the Fair? The dessert of your choice must contain a minimum of 4 oz. of any Schuylkill County wine in the recipe. Exhibitors must be 21 years or older to compete. The dessert must be brought to the fairground’s PA Preferred Culinary Connection area on Tuesday, July 28 by 5 PM. Awards are 1st-$30, 2nd-$20, and 3rd-$15.
Ethnic Foods Contest
Ethnic diversity is a rich part of Schuylkill County. The ethnic food contest exemplifies the diversity in Schuylkill County. Any ethnic food from the Schuylkill County region may be entered. Categories include main dish, vegetable, or dessert. It is to be brought to the fairgrounds ready to serve on Wednesday, July 29 at 5 PM to the PA Preferred Culinary Connection. Awards are 1st-$30, 2nd-$20, and 3rd-$15.
Schuylkill Grown Cooking Contest
This contest is to be held on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 PM. The contest is open to both youth and adult contestants with two categories. Adults are to prepare a soup and youth under 18 are to prepare a quick bread. The recipe must provide a family size serving and be brought to the Fair ready to serve the judges by 6:15 PM. This contest is to showcase Schuylkill Grown Products. The recipe must include a minimum of 3 Schuylkill Grown ingredients. First, second and third prize packages will be awarded and the top 5 participants will receive a Schuylkill Grown T-shirt.
Kids Cupcake Challenge
This contest is open to children up to 16 years of age. Contestants will be broken down into two categories: 9 years of age and under and age 9 to 16. The contest will be limited to 100 participants. Each participant will receive a cupcake, a bag of frosting, and a mystery bag of toppings to create their cupcake. This contest will be held Tuesday, July 28 starting at 1:30 PM. Awards are 1st-$20, 2nd-$15, 3rd-$10.
Champagne of the Coal Crackers! As we “Harvest the Fun,” we cannot forget where we come from by celebrating our regional home brewed beverage. This contest is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Beverages are brought to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30 PM to the PA Preferred Culinary Connection area. Beverages must be brought to the fairgrounds in a sealed container. There two classes within this contest: regular and apple pie. Awards are 1st-$20, 2nd-15, and 3rd-$10.
Participants in each contest will be admitted to the Fair free with their entry. To receive more information on contests, call 570-527-0294 or consult the Fair Premium Book for rules for these and other contests. The premium book is available for viewing at www.schuylkillfair.com/premiumbook For the latest information about the Schuylkill County Fair, visit our web site at www.schuylkillfair.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.