Is it that time already? Entries for various food contests at the Sept. 7-16 Tennessee Valley Fair are due by Aug. 16, and this year's competition's are offering higher premiums than in years past. Check it out:
Monterey Mushroom - Create a delicious entrée or side dish using 8 ounces of Monterey Mushrooms. First
place winner will receive $300.00. Second place - $200.00. Third place - $100.00
Decorated Cakes (Class 10 & 11 / Best Buttercream or Fondant Cake) will receive $80.00 for first place. Amateur adult first place winner will also receive a free 4 week decorating class from Sugarbakers.
Decorated Cupcakes (Class 12 & 13 / Youth & Amateur Adult Divisions) will receive $50.00 for first place. Special thanks to KupKatie's Kupkakes for sponsoring this contest.
Cakes, Breads & Pies:
1st place pie = $35.00, 1st place cake = $25.00
Junior Confections (Class 20-22 / Beginners, Jr. Youth and Senior Youth) will receive $12.00 for first place. Special thanks to Scrumps Cupcakes for sponsoring this contest.
King Arthur Flour Contest - "These Ain't Your Mama's Biscuits!" and "Muffin Madness" contests - best biscuit wins $75.00 gift certificate from King Arthur. Best muffin receives a $50.00 gift certificate.
Hot Dog Decorating Contest - This special "day of" competition (show up and participate) will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m. Use off the wall toppings to create a savory new recipe. First place winner will receive $75.00 Food City gift card and a trophy. Special thanks to Food City for sponsoring this contest.
Deadline to enter is August 16. For more information on available Culinary Competitions, please visit www.tnvalleyfair.org or call 865-215-1480.