SPECIAL COOKING

 

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Dropping off your entry 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 30 minute pass for you to park in one of three designated spaces. These spaces are first come first serve and you will be towed if you stay longer than 30 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Peanuts

N.C. Peanut Growers Association
Peanuts at Thanksgiving Recipe Contest


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Thursday, October 14
Entry Drop-Off: 3-4 p.m.
Judging: 4 p.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 5:30 p.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place: Gail Fuller - Oriental Peanut Slaw

Second Place: Ceanne Melkerson - Boiled Peanut Dressing with Sage Roasted Peanut Topping and Browned Peanut Butter Gravy

Third Place: Craig Partin - Peanut Butter Corn Pudding

 

 

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House Autry

House-Autry Mills Bring Your Flavor:
Spicy Chicken Sandwich


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Friday, October 15
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place: Jill Perkins - Honey Garlic Chicken Sandwich

Second Place: Bob Brescia - Chicken meets Puppy Slider

Third Place: Faatimah Hasan - Spicy Chicken Sandwich

 

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SweetPotato

North Carolina SweetPotato Commission
Sweetpotato 'Beat the Heat'
Summer Recipe Contest


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Saturday, October 16
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place: Betsy Tankersley - Sweet Potato Shake (Adult and Kid-Friendly Version)

Second Place: Emily F. Hutchens - Grilled Street Corn Sweet Potato Salad

Third Place: Victoria Neal - Grilled Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Honorable Mention: Tracy Carey - Sweet Potato Ice Cream

 

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Veg Producers

North Carolina Vegetable Growers
Recipe Challenge


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Entry Drop-Off: 1-2 p.m.
Judging: 2 p.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 3:30 p.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

1st Place: 

2nd Place: 

3rd Place:

 

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Apple Growers

North Carolina Apple Growers Association
Apple Dessert Recipe Contest


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Monday, October 18
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

1st Place: $200 Aaminah Hasan - Caramel Apple Tarts

2nd Place: $150  Catherine Armstrong - Apple Dapple Cake with Salted Caramel & Honey Glaze

3rd Place: $75  Pamela G Cash - 2021 State Fair Apple Cake  

Honorable Mention: $25  Gail Fuller - Apple Pie Cheesecake Tacos

 

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Egg

North Carolina Egg Association
Dinner Eggs Recipe Contest


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Tuesday, October 19
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

1st Place: Gail Fuller - Cajun Shrimp Crepes

2nd Place: Lisa Brescia - Southwest Peppers and Eggs

3rd Place: Lily Boone - Dinner Egg Stew

 

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North Carolina Pork Council
Passport to Flavor Pork Challenge


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Wednesday, October 20
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place: $200

Second Place: $150

Third Place: $100

 

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Pecan

North Carolina Pecan Association
Pecan Main Dish Recipe Competition


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Thursday, October 21
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place: $150

Second Place: $100

Third Place: $75

 

 

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Beef

North Carolina Beef Council Championship
Chuck Roast Roundup!  

   
Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contest: Friday, October 22
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place: $200

Second Place: $150

Third Place: $100

 

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Soy logo

Soy - "The Cool Bean"
Beat Food Boredom - Cook with Soy


Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Entry Drop-Off: 9-10 a.m.
Judging: 10 a.m.
Awarding of Prizes: 11:30 a.m., or when contest is complete

 

PRIZES:

First Place:

Second Place:

Third Place:

 

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King Arthur