Come to compete OR just to eat!
Competing: Whether you’re a newcomer or have been Dutch oven cooking for most of your life, we hope you’ll join us for the 11th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off at Jefferson County Park! The goal of this event is to have fun, demonstrate Dutch oven cooking skills, and to amaze the public with the great food that comes out of cast iron.
Once again we will have both novice and “well-seasoned” divisions. Novices will be judged separately and will compete for 1st and 2nd place prize money ($75 and $50 respectively) in two categories and “Well-seasoned” cooks will compete for 1st through 3rd place ($100, $75 and $50) in three categories.
Competitors can set up as early as 7:00 a.m. The cook’s meeting is at 9:00 and cooking begins shortly thereafter.
Eating: The public is invited to come watch and visit with the cooks. Individuals can pay a small fee that will allow them to sample the food after the initial judging is done. $5.00 for 13 years to adult; $2.00 for 7 to 12 year olds; $1 for kids under 6. Proceeds from the taste testing benefits the Cedar Creek Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Most people coming to taste test arrive prior to the first judging at 11:15 a.m.