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If you would like to enter the cook-off, please come to the festival Sat Oct 26th

at 10am.

The Cookoff takes place Saturday afternoon.  Visit each chef's outdoor kitchen and sample their creations! Anyone can enter from Amateur to Professional for a chance at prizes and bragging rights. Categories include Gravy, Gumbo, Cracklins, Jambalaya, Dessert.

 

Individual Entry $75

Entry Fee is $50 (per dish entered)
Each entry fee includes 2 wristbands for the festival for Saturday only. Additional team members (up to 4) can be added for $25 each if you register before deadline.
  If you are entering multiple dishes, please fill out a separate form for each dish.

***Does not include camping

Civic Organization Entry $100

To advertise your civic organization name choose this entry fee.  Includes 3 wristbands for the festival for Saturday only. Additional team members (up to 4) can be added for $25 each if you register before deadline.  If you are entering multiple dishes, Entry Fee is $50 (per dish entered) & please fill out a separate form for each dish.

***Does not include camping

Business Entry $125

To advertise your business name choose this entry fee.  Includes 4 wristbands for the festival for Saturday only. Additional team members (up to 4) can be added for $25 each if you register before deadline.  If you are entering multiple dishes, Entry Fee is $50 (per dish entered) & please fill out a separate form for each dish.

***Does not include camping

Categories

Gravy (“Sauce”, Grease gravy… “that good stuff they make on thursdays at the plate lunch place”)!
Gumbo ( gumbo is gumbo and not a gravy you should know what this is)!
Cracklin (“Gratons”)!
Jambalaya!
Dessert (pie, cobbler, cinnamon rolls, sweet sweet goodness etc.)(cooked in cast iron)!

 

Rules

1. Main Dish cooked in Cast Iron vessel – No open fires (gas, coals OK)

2. 10’X10′ canopy allowed per entry

3. All contestants must have fire extinguisher on site.

4. Participants are encouraged, but NOT REQUIRED to prepare enough food to allow festival goers to taste, within reason. (we do not provide bowls and utensils for tasting) *don’t prepare more than you are comfortable with for your recipe’s best taste; there is no minimum amount required for tasting

5. Tasting is on a first come first serve basis and participant may stop providing samples at their discretion in order to have enough food for judges tasting.

6. Cooking time will be from 12 Noon until 5pm on Saturday.

7. Dishes MUST be ready for pick up in by 5pm.

8. Winners announced 6pm (subject to change) between Saturday evening’s main stage performances

 

Prizes

1st place in each category – $150 and 7 quart Lodge Blackpot.

2nd place in each category – $75 and 3.2 quart Lodge Skillet w lid.

3rd place in each category – $50