Iowa State Fair 2013: AllSpice Rub Contest

Rory_Rub_ApronWhile we already offer a wide variety of delicious Rubs and Blends for seasoning your main dish, we always like to hear how our customers craft their own special seasoning blends. If you have a mix you especially love, we’d love for you to enter it in the AllSpice Rub Contest.

Here are the details:
AllSpice Rub Contest Classes (categories):

  1. Chicken rub blend
  2. Beef rub blend
  3. Pork rub blend
  4. Wild game rub blend

Each entry should include a blend of AllSpice spices, salts and/or herbs, combined with the protein (meat) of each class. Cooking methods can include baking, roasting or grilling.

Entries will be judged on overall taste, flavor balance, heat balance and creativity.


  • Overall best rub: $50 AllSpice Gift Certificate
  • 1st place, each class (chicken, beef, pork, game): $25 AllSpice Gift Certificate
  • 2nd place, each class: $15 AllSpice Gift Certificate
  • 3rd place, each class: $10 AllSpice Gift Certificate

Every entrant in every contest also receives a 5 oz bottle of Balsamic Vinegar.

Deadline for State Fair contest entries is July 1, 2013. You can find the Iowa State Fair food contest brouchure, with entry fees (essentially, $5/entry) and all other rules and details on the Iowa State Fair website (.pdf).

If you have any questions or need clarification about the AllSpice contests, please stop by the shop, phone us (515-868-0808), or drop us an email.