Monday, July 10, 2017

Schuylkill County Fair Food Contests Announced

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.

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 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 fairgrounds PA Preferred Culinary Connection area Tuesday, August 1 by 5PM. 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, August 2 at 5PM to the PA Preferred Culinary Connection. Awards are 1st-$30, 2nd-$20, and 3rd-$15.







Schuylkill Grown Cooking Contest

Stir that dish. This contest is to be held on Tuesday, August 2 at 6PM. The contest is open to both youth and adult with two categories. Adult is to prepare a slow cooker dish and the youth under 18 is to prepare a quick bread. The recipe must provide a family size serving and be brought to the ready to serve the judges by 6:15PM. This contest is to showcase Schuylkill Grown Products. The recipe must include a minimum of 3 Schuylkill Gown ingredients. First, second and third prize packages will be awarded in both categories and the top 5 participants will receive a Schuylkill Grown T-shirt.



Kids Cupcake Challenge

Kids and cooking create a great combination for mayhem! This contest is open to children ages up to 9 years of age and a category of age 9 to 16. Each exhibitor must provide their own ingredients, and cookware to prepare and serve. Recipes must provide 5 servings with no pre-mixing or cooking. Cooking is done on site therefore no baked goods can be made for the contest. This contest will be held Tuesday, August 1 starting at 1:30PM. Awards are 1st-$20, 2nd-$15, 3rd-$10.

Boilo Contest

Champaign of the coal crackers! We cannot forget where we come from by celebrating our regional home brewed beverage. This contest is open adults 21 years of age or older. Beverages are brought to the fairgrounds Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 to the PA Preferred Culinary Connection area. Beverages must be brought to the fairgrounds in a sealed container. There two classes within this contest. They are Boilo, and Apple-pie Boilo. Awards are 1st-$20, 2nd-15, and 3rd-$10.

Let’s Use Honey



Your “Honey” is calling! Enter a baked good that includes honey in the recipe. It might be a cupcake, cookie, pie, quick bread, or let your imagination run with almost 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.



Cupcake Wars

Cupcake Wars is open to anyone. One dozen cupcakes will be judged on appearance taste and presentation focusing on the Fair’s Theme which is “Country Scenes- Blue Ribbon Dreams.” The cupcakes mist be delivered to the Fair Pa Preferred area on Monday, July 31 by 6PM. Recipe must be included with presentation. Winners will be announced with 1st receiving $30.00, 2nd receiving $20.00 and third receiving $10.00

Participants in each contest will be admitted to the fair free with their entry. To receive more information on the contest call 570-527-0294 and or a Premium Book found on line at www.schuylkillfair/exhibits/ , this includes the 2017 rules for these and other contests.

For more information about the Schuylkill County Fair visit the fair’s web site at www.schuykillfair.com. Schuylkill County Fair is where the country scene make blue ribbon dreams come true.

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