An outdoor cooking contest designed to promote Iowa meat is being planned by the Linn County Farm Bureau at The Linn County Fair in Central City. You don’t have to be an expert chef to participate; you just need to enjoy cooking outdoors with quality Iowa meat.
Farm Bureau’s cookout contest is open to any Iowa resident age 13 years or older. Farm Bureau or affiliated company employees are not eligible.
Contestants can compete in one of the following six categories: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, turkey, combo/specialty. Combo is a recipe combining two or more meats from the eligible meat categories. Specialty includes IOWA domestically raised meats including venison, goat, and fish etc. excluding wild game.
A Cookout Champion will be named, and awards will be given to winners in each cooking category. Special recognition will also go to winners of the showmanship, youth and team cooking categories.
The Linn County Cookout Contest will be held on Sunday, June 28th at 9am next to the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent at the fairgrounds. Check-in is at 9am with judging at 2pm and results being announced at 4pm on the stage in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent.
The Cookout Champion, along with all first place category winners and winners of the showmanship, youth and team awards will have the chance to compete in the state finals at the e Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Anyone interested in entering the Linn County Farm Bureau Cookout Contest click here for more details and registration: http://thelinncountyfair.com/2015-fair/open-classes-contests/