AUGUST 17-27, 2017 • LOUISVILLE, KY
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Cooking Contests

Are you the best burger master in the Bluerass? Let us be the judge of that! The contests range from bourbon to SPAM® and entries are due July 1, so whip up your best recipe and show it off at the Kentucky State Fair!
The contests are as follows:

KENTUCKY FARM TO SCHOOL JUNIOR CHEF
Thursday, August 17-Friday, August 25

Sullivan University partners with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef program for the Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition. Scholarships totaling $70,000 will be awarded to Junior Chef Champions who will be crowned in the statewide competition. (District and Regional competitions have already taken place, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the final rounds at the Fair!)

EVAN WILLIAMS© BOURBON COOKING COMPETITION
Friday, August 18, 6 p.m.

Create any type of original main dinner entrée, soup, stew, barbecue or casserole using Evan Williams® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and your favorite ingredients. First prize will take home $250, second prize $125 and third prize $75.
Click for details and to enter the competition.

KENTUCKY BEEF COUNCIL BACKYARD BURGER COMPETITION
Sunday, August 20 - 6 p.m.

The Kentucky Beef Council invites you to test your creativity and imagination and come up with your best award-worthy backyard burger recipe. Prepare a delicious burger that will wow the judges and earn the designation: Kentucky's Best Backyard Burger! First prize will take home $250, second prize $100 and third prize $50.
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THE KENTUCKY PORK CHALLENGE
Monday, August 21, 6 p.m.

The Kentucky Pork Producers invite you to submit your most creative and flavorful pork recipe. Combine fresh pork with up to five other ingredients for a convenient and tasty main dish. Winning recipes become the property of the Kentucky Pork Producers and the Kentucky State Fair. The winner goes home with $250. Second place receives $100 and third place receives $50. Choose your favorite brand, cut and ingredients and let us taste your best!
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THE GREAT AMERICAN SPAM© CHAMPIONSHIP
Tuesday, August 22, 6 p.m.

"Super Simple Craveable Classic" is our 2017 contest theme! Make any dish, dessert or appetizer that features our beloved canned ham. The most creative and delicious efforts will be rewarded! Entrants compete for up to $150 of cash prizes, blue ribbons and a shot at the coveted grand prize, a trip to the 2018 SPAM JAM® Waikiki Festival.
Click for details and to enter the competition.
For more information about cooking contests, contact Tim Wheeler at (502) 367-5213 or email him at tim.wheeler@kyvenues.com.
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