Culinary Competition

Home canning is a chance for family and friends to get together and share their garden produce and treasured family recipes. If it’s not yet a tradition in your family, why not make it one?

Culinary Competition (CU) & NEW Youth Baking Competition - (CUY)

Entry Form Closing Date Delivery Dates Pick Up Date
Friday, September 1st 2017 Thursday, September 7th 2017 (11AM - 6PM)

All exhibits become the property of the Western Fair.  No pick-up date.

 

ENTRY FEE: $5/Class. This is a juried competition.
Prize Money for each Section:

1st- $30   |   2nd- $20   |   3rd- $10 (with the exception of the Largest Pumpkin)
  

A Few Things to Remember

  • Please read General Rules and Information, click here.
  • Jams and/or Jellies must be packed in no larger than a 250mL Mason jars, with a ¼ inch (0.5 cm) head space and a two-piece metal lid with a secure vacuum seal. (Sealed lids curve downwards and do not move when pressed in the centre.)
  • Pickles and Relishes must be packed in a minimum 500mL Mason type jar, with a ½ -inch (1cm) head space and a two-piece metal lid with a secure vacuum seal. (Sealed lids curve downward and do not move when pressed in the centre.)
  • All entries must be labeled with only the FRUITS or VEGETABLES used printed clearly on the label (labels are not part of the judging).
  • Due to the potential for allergic reactions, ALL products, which include NUTS, MUST BE LABELED with the nut(s) used.
  • All exhibits become the property of the Western Fair.

Submit Entry Form Online

 


 

Sections & Description

JAMS & JELLIES

1. STRAWBERRY JAM: (Cooked): Everyone loves homemade jam.

2. MIXED:  Mix any two fruits together to create a delicious taste sensation.   

3. WEIRD & TASTY:  It’s not your mom’s kitchen any more.  From Pepper, Bacon or Amaretto, with your fruit or vegetable, your unique blends are sure to wow our judges.

4. PEPPER JELLY: Pepper jelly is exactly what it sounds like: jelly made of any variety of the fruit known as peppers, may be hot, sweet, savory, or a combination of these flavors. (Note on jar if hot)

CANNING

5. PICKLED BEETS: You either love them or hate them, but they’re a great source of iron.

6. DILL PICKLES:  Whether you eat them straight out of the jar or wedged in a sandwich there’s nothing like a dill pickle

7. RELISH: Corn, Zucchini, Pepper are on the tip of your tongues and taste buds.

8. SALSA: Hot, mild or medium, it’s your choice, but please label the jar so our judges will know.

9. BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES: On a sandwich, burger or all alone, bread & butter pickles are yummy.

BAKING

10. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: 4 displayed on a 6 inch plastic/paper plate

11. DATE SQUARES: 3 displayed on a 6 inch plastic/paper plate

12. APPLE PIE: Minimum 8 inch whole pie with home made crust.

13. CARROT CAKE-ICED: 6-inch square displayed on a paper/plastic plate.

14. BUTTER TARTS: (no nuts) Display 3 tarts on a plastic/paper plate. Crust must be home made. (OAAS*)

MISCELLANEOUS             

15. MAPLE BUTTER: Using Canada’s very own maple syrup. 

16. MAPLE FUDGE: With real maple syrup make Canada’s favorite maple fudge. One 4” by 4” square piece.

 

NEW: Youth Baking Competition

NO ENTRY FEE. This is a juried competition.
Prize Money for each Section:
1st- $20   |   2nd- $15   |   3rd- $10 

Sections & Description

1. CUP CAKES ICED

Cupcakes are fun to make, decorate and eat. Display 3 of your creations on a paper/plastic plate.

2. PLAIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (no nuts)

Cookies must be no larger than 3” or smaller than 2”. Display 3 cookies on a plastic/paper plate. (OAAS*) 

 

(OAAS*) This is an OAAS competition, if your entry places 1st at Western Fair, you will be eligible to compete at the district level in October The winner at the district level will be invited to compete at the provincial convention in February 2018.