Announcing AllSpice cooking contests at the 2017 Iowa State Fair

2017-Iowa-State-Fair-logoIt’s time to start thinking about the Iowa State Fair!

Yes, the fair doesn’t kick off for two and a half months (or so), but the details of all the fair contests and competitions just came out this month, and the entry deadlines are just over a month away from now.

While you won’t need to actually bring your contest entries to the fairground until the State Fair kicks off August 10, we want you to start thinking about which AllSpice categories you want to compete in this year.

Here are our 2016 Iowa State Fair AllSpice food contest categories:

Andy_Chad_Rory_State_Fair_JudgingAllSpice Cookie contest
Judging event August 11, 11 am

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.

RULES
1. Cookie must feature an AllSpice Culinarium product or products. Must show receipt for proof of purchase.
2. Any direct recipe copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
3. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Texture, Taste and Appearance.
CLASS 374, Spiced and/or Olive Oil Cookie

AllSpice Chili contest
Event judging August 11, 1:30 pm

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.

RULES
1. Use any combination of AllSpice Culinarium spices, chiles, oils or vinegars to create a unique chili or a family traditional recipe. AllSpice receipt required as proof of purchase.
2. Any direct recipe copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
3. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Taste and Balance of Flavor.
CLASS 751, Chili

Rory_Amy_State_FairAllSpice Snack Mix contest
Event judging August 14, 2 pm

Special Awards
1st place overall – $100
1st place in each class – $50
2nd place in each class – $25 gift certificate
3rd place in each class – $10 gift card
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.

RULES
1. This is a traditional “Chex-Mix”-like party snack.
2. Must use a combination of AllSpice Culinarium Seasonings or ingredients. Must include receipt as proof of purchase.
3. Any direct copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
4. Entries will be judged on Taste, Appearance and “Addictiveness.”
CLASS 744, Savory Snack Mix
CLASS 745, Sweet Snack Mix

AllSpice Ice Cream contest
Event judging August 14, 3 pm

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.

RULES
1. Ice cream must feature an AllSpice Culinarium product or products. Must show receipt as proof of purchase.
2. Any direct copies of recipes from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
3. Entries will be judged on Mouthfeel, Balance, Creativity and Taste.
CLASS 623, Olive Oil and/or Spiced Ice Cream

statefairAllSpice Party Dip contest
Event judging August 14, 4 pm

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.

RULES
1. Must use a combination of AllSpice Culinarium products to create a flavorful, dippable dish. Must show receipt as proof of purchase.
2. Please provide item to dip with.
3. Any direct recipe copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
4. Entries will be judged on “Dippability”, Flavor Balance, “Addictiveness” and Creativity.
CLASS 743, Party Dip

Additional information: 2017 Iowa State Fair contest entry forms and fees are due at the Fairgrounds no later than July 1, 2017 and can be submitted in person, via mail, or online.

You can find previous years’ fair food contest categories, and the award-winning recipes, listed in this index page.

Information about contest categories, rules, and links to entry forms (and how to submit them) are on the Iowa State Fair website. The all-important State Fair premium booklet (where you’ll find the AllSpice contest information listed above) in .PDF format at this link.

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