Schuylkill Grown Cooking Contest

Schuylkill Grown

To kick off the new “Schuylkill Grown” product promotion, the Chamber of Commerce, Ag Committee under the direction of Liz Hinkel will be holding its first Schuylkill Grown Cooking Contest during the Schuylkill County Fair. The Ag committee hopes that this will be the first of many contests at the Fair to come that promote Schuylkill County Grown products.

The contest itself will be held on Tuesday, July 28 stating at 6 PM. The contest will be held under the south-east overhang of the Main Exhibit Hall. The competition is open to both youth and Adult. As there are two categories open the public to participate in. The youth category is for those individuals under 18 years of age to prepare a quick bread and bring to the Fairgrounds to be judged ready to serve. A quick bread can be done in the form of a loaf, muffin or biscuit. The Adult category is a soup. Again the Adult is to prepare a soup and bring it to the Fairgrounds ready to serve. In both categories the recipe must provide a family size serving. Each exhibitor must provide their own ingredients and cook ware to serve. The Fair will only provide table and electrical hoop up. Exhibitors must have their product in place and ready to serve to the Judges by 6:15 PM. Exhibitors are asked to pre- register for this contest by July 25 with the fair by calling 570.622.3742 ext. 5 or emailing their interest to

The contest is designed to showcase Schuylkill Grown Products. The product exhibited by the participant must have a minimum of 3 Schuylkill County Grown ingredients. These three ingredients may be grown by the exhibitor or purchased from a Schuylkill County Grower. The recipe for the soup or the quick bread that accompanies the product must have the Schuylkill Grown product highlighted in the ingredient portion of the recipe list. A list of Schuylkill Grown providers can be found on the Fair’s website at A panel of Judges will determine the winner based upon taste and presentation. Additional points will be awarded for each “Schuylkill Grown” ingredient above the minimal number of 3.

Come participate or encourage a friend to participate in the first ever ‘Schuylkill Grown” Cooking Contest to be held during the Schuylkill County Fair, July 27 through August 1, 2015. Contest is slated for Tuesday, July 28 at 6 PM under the south-east overhang of the main exhibit hall. For more information on the Schuylkill County Fair visit the Fair’s website at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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