Got a favorite dish that your Texas Granny taught you to make? Why not enter that family heirloom recipe in the State Fair of Texas? This year’s theme is Super Size Fun and what could be more fun than being a contest winner?
Upcoming contests — just show up and pay your entry fee (which is $3 or so) -in the State Fair Contest Kitchen in the Creative Arts Bldg. on Fairgrounds.
Red River Biscuit Rivalry — Saturday Oct 2, 9:00 a.m., 2 categories – bake your
traditional biscuit or anyother (cheese, garlic, blueberry, etc) right on
the spot. Begin baking at 9:30 a.m. and the judging begins no later than noon. Entry info at http://www.bigtex.com
Candy Contest – Sunday, Oct 3 Show up at 9:00 a.m. with your candy,
judging at 10:30 a.m. – lots of candy categories, but Pralines and peanut
patties are two of them. Entry info at http://www.bigtex.com
Great American Spam Champtionship – Spice Up Your “Mac ‘n Cheese” with Spam Products — it’s the 20th anniversary of the SPAM STATE FAIR RECIPE CONTEST! Bring your favorite SPAM variety, macaroni, cheese, and up to 7 other ingredients. Oct. 5, at 9:00 a.m. and the judging at 10:30 – no entry fee.
Cheese Contest – $2/entry fee: Wed, Oct 6, 9:00 a.m.. And judging at 10:30 -ribbons given for cheese appetizer, soup, entré, desert and of course, cheesecake!
Tex-Mex Contest — Sun Oct 10, 9:00 a.m., judging at 10:30, $2 entry fee – ribbons given for salsa, appetizer, entre, chili. Judging on great Texas taste!
Wolf Brand and State Fair of Texas present “the Wolf Brand Chili Taste of Texas Showdown” Contest Sun Oct 10, 9:00 a.m and the judging is at 10:30, no entry fee but the grand prize is $25. Create your own original recipe – entre, side or appetizer. Your recipe must include Wolf Brand chili! Judging on flavor, appearance, creativity. Entry info at http://www.bigtex.com
Don’t forget to stop and say “hey” to Big Tex!