Plan to Enter Schuylkill County Fair Food Contest

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Blue Ribbon Dream come true at the Schuylkill County Fair for many a food contest winner. Fair runs July 31 through August 5.

Do you bake with wine?   Make the best chocolate cake in Schuylkill County?  On various days of the 2017 Schuylkill County Fair you may enter special food contest.  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 listing of rules, visit our fair web site at www.schuylkillfair.com/exhibits/ .  Most of the rules and are found in department 15 Baked Goods others are listed in Department 22 Contests.  You may call 570-527-0294 or email schuylkillfair@gmail.com for clarification.

Junior Baking Cookie Brownie or Bar Baking Contest

Bring your cookies, brownies or bars to the fair Saturday July 29 between the hours of 11AM to 3PM.  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.  First place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2018.

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 Saturday, July 29 between the hours of 11AM to 3PM.   Awards are 1st-$15, 2nd-$12, and 3rd-$10.  First place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2018.

Homemade Chocolate Cake Baking Contest

Calling all choc-alcoholics!   Enter a beautiful layered chocolate cake as your exhibit into this contest.  The cake recipe must feature chocolate or cocoa as a man 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 Saturday, July 29 between the hours of 11AM to 3PM.   Awards are 1st-$25, 2nd-$20, and 3rd-$15.   First place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2018.

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 filed.    Bring your cake to the fair Saturday, July 29 between the hours of 11AM to 3PM.  Awards are 1st-$25, 2nd-$20, and 3rd-$15.  .  First place winner will be eligible to represent the Schuylkill County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in January, 2018.

Cupcake Wars

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 “Country Scenes – Blue Ribbon Dreams.”  Bring your item to the fair Monday, July 31 for presentation at 6PM to the PA Preferred cooking area in the Fruit and Vegetable Exhibit Hall.

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 cakecake, quick bread, cookie, or candy.  Bring your item to the fair Saturday, July 29 between the hours of 11AM to 3PM.  Awards are 1st-$15, 2nd-$10, and 3rd-$5.

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