Competitions

DROPPING OFF YOUR PREPARED ENTRY FOR THE SPECIAL COOKING CONTESTS DURING THE FAIR:

 

If you have an entry for a special cooking contest, you may pull into the Education Lot (on Hillsborough Street in front of the Education Building where the buses drop off) and the attendant will give you a 15 minute pass for you to park in one of the three designated spaces in order to bring your entry to the registration table. These spaces are first come first serve and you will be towed if you stay longer than 15 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Attention Contestants: For your convenience, an optional online fillable recipe entry form can be accessed in the following link: Special Cooking Contest Recipe Entry Form.

 

**Click here for a list of 2015 Special Cooking Contest Winners.**

 

Special Cooking Competitions

NC Peanut Growers Association logo

 

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N.C. Peanut Growers Association
PB & J Contest   
Thursday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m.

1st - ($200) PB&J Pretzel Bars

Gail Fuller, Raleigh, NC

2nd - ($150) Peanut Butter, Jelly Time Pie

James (Taylor) Dyczewski, Raleigh, NC

3rd - ($100) PB&J Dream Pie

Melissa Bentley, Zebulon

HM - ($50) Peanut Butter Cayenne Cookies w/Raspberry Jam Buttercream

Craig Partin, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 

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Closed

 

House-Autry Mills
Chicken & Waffles Recipe Contest
Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m.

1st - ($250) Gluten Free Cracker Jack Chicken & Waffles

Doris Mills, Cary, NC

2nd - ($100) Southwestern Style Chicken & Waffles

Yvonne Payton-Davis, Knightdale, NC


3rd - ($50) Chicken & Waffle Turnovers

Jonathan Edwards, Wilson, NC

 

Gluten Free Prize - ($50) Doris Mills, Cary, NC

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 

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North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission
Sweet Potatoes Are Perfect For One-Pot Meals Recipe Contest 
Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

1st - ($250) Sweet Potato & Chicken Hash Casserole

Julia Truelove, Raleigh, NC


2nd - ($175) Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili

Yvonne Payton-Davis, Knightdale, NC

3rd - ($125) Sweet Potato Casserole

Nehemiah Shannon, Knightdale


HM - ($75) Southwestern Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

Marcia Townsend, Raleigh, NC

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 

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Closed

 

Gold Medal Flour "Best Pie" Contest
Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m.


1st - ($200) Turtle Cream Cheese Pie
James Dyczewski, Raleigh, NC


2nd - ($100) Tropical Breeze Pie

Gail Fuller, Raleigh


3rd - ($50) "It's A Peach Pie"

Helen Kinsch, Raleigh, NC

 

New Entrant Honorable Mention - "Blackberry Bombshell"
Jennifer Kemper, Cary, NC

 

 

 

NC Apple Growers Association

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North Carolina Apple Growers Association
Apple Recipe Contest
Monday, October 17 at 10 a.m.         

1st - ($200) Autumn Apple Cake
Mary Fuentes, Charlotte, NC


2nd - ($150) Fall Apple Salad

Maggie Fuentes, Charlotte, NC

3rd - ($75) Candied Apple Bars

Carol Ann Brown, Mebane, NC


HM - ($25) Autumn Harvest Soup

Margaret Howard, Fuquay-Varina

Got to Be NC agriculture logo


Nc Egg Association

 

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Closed

 

North Carolina Egg Association
"Incredible Eggs" Go International Recipe Contest
Tuesday, October 18 at 10 a.m.

1st - ($200) French Riviera Breakfast Egg Bake

Faye Smith, Fayetteville, NC

2nd - ($150) German Spaetzle

Paula Edwards, Wilson, NC


3rd - ($100) Scotch Eggs

Gayle Braley, Apex, NC

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 


NC Pork Council logo

 

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North Carolina Pork Council
Tar Heel Tailgating Pork Challenge
Wednesday, October 19 at 10 a.m.

 


1st - ($200) Jalapeno Whoppers

Billy Narron, Middlesex, NC


2nd - ($150) Bacon & Beer Caramel Popcorn

Julia Truelove, Raleigh, NC


3rd - ($100) Piggy Twirls on a Stick

Gail Fuller, Raleigh, NC

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 


NC Pecan Growers

 

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North Carolina Pecan Association
Pecan Recipe Competition 
Thursday, October 20 at 10 a.m.

 


1st - ($125) "Hidden Treasures" Pecan Bars

Carol Brown, Mebane, NC

 


2nd - ($75) Pecan Cheesecake

Lindsay Key, Trinity, NC


 

3rd - ($50) Nana and Roux's Butter Pecan Pound Cake

Cherie Michaud, Chapel Hill, NC



Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 


 

 

 

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North Carolina Cattlemen’s Beef Council
Beef Appetizer Recipe Contest           
Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m.

1st - ($200) Mini Beef Empanadas in a Cup

Jackie Boegel, Raleigh, NC



2nd - ($150) Sriracha Meatball Boats

Nija Edwards, Rocky Mount, NC



3rd - ($100) JW's Cilantro Beef Appetizer

Josh Worley, Whispering Pines, NC

Got to Be NC agriculture logo

 


 

 

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The Great American Spam Championship

Saturday, October 22 at 10 am

 

Adults

1st - ($150) Hawaiian Crack

Lauren Robertson, Weddington, NC


2nd - ($50) Spammy Cristoz with Raspberry Jam Sauce (Spammy's)

Domino Ireland, Raleigh, NC

3rd - ($25) Spam Fried Rice with Pineapple Siracha Glaze

Joi Jackson, Raleigh, NC

 

Kids

1st - ($60) Tropical Thai Spam Salsa

Sydney Ann McCoy, Apex, NC

 

2nd - ($30) Crispy "Spam" Stickers

Emily Niewoehner, Smithfield, NC

 

3rd - ($10) The Glorious Spam and Rice Recipe

Sarah Salvador, Sanford, NC


 

 


 

 

 

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King Arthur Flour Baking Contest
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm           

Adult
1st - ($100 Baker's Catalogue gift certificate)

Praline Pound Cake
Margaret Howard, Fuquay-Varina, NC


2nd - ($75 Baker's Catalogue gift certificate)

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pound Cake

Jennifer Hansen, Burgaw, NC

3rd - (King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion & Whole Grain Cookbooks)

Pineapple Inside Out Pound Cake

Paula Edwards, Wilson, NC

Junior/Youth
1st - ($75 Baker's Catalogue gift certificate)

Hazelnut Spread Brownies

Morgan Hansen, Burgaw, NC

2nd - ($50 Baker's Catalogue gift certificate)

Blonde Brownies with White Chocolate, Cranberries & Walnuts

Lillie Cantin, Zebulon, NC


3rd - (King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion & Cookie Companion Cookbooks)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Sara Byrd, Snow Hill, NC