Time To Start Thinking About the 2018 Iowa State Fair!

2018-Iowa-State-FairThe opening of the 2018 Iowa State Fair is only 44 days away!

That date may still feel pretty far away, but your deadline for entering AllSpice’s cooking contests is zooming up on us really soon. You don’t have to make your delicious entries until August, but the registration deadline is this weekend, Sunday, July 1.

AllSpice Contests at the 2018 Iowa State Fair:

Mint Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies
Mint chocolate olive oil cookies

ALLSPICE COOKIE CONTEST – DIVISION 51 (A)
Judging: Friday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.
RULES
1. Cookie must feature an AllSpice Culinarium product or products. Must show receipt for proof of purchase.
2. Any direct recipe copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
3. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Texture, Taste and Appearance.
CLASS 342 Spiced and/or Olive Oil Cookie

spicy homemade chili
spicy homemade chili

ALLSPICE CHILI CONTEST – DIVISION 159 (A)
Judging: Friday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.
RULES
1. Use any combination of AllSpice Culinarium spices, chiles, oils or vinegars to create a unique chili or a family traditional recipe. AllSpice receipt required as proof of purchase.
2. Any direct recipe copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
3. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Taste and Balance of Flavor.
CLASS 687 Chili

Nashville-Hot-Chip-Dip
Nashville chip dip

ALLSPICE PARTY DIP CONTEST – DIVISION 135 (A)
Judging: Monday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.
RULES
1. Must use a combination of AllSpice Culinarium products to create a flavorful, dippable dish. Must show receipt as proof of purchase.
2. Please provide item to dip with.
3. Any direct recipe copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
4. Entries will be judged on “Dipability”, Flavor Balance, “Addictiveness” and Creativity.
CLASS 627 Party Dip

Tikka Masala Snack Mix
Tikka Masala Snack Mix

ALLSPICE SNACK MIX CONTEST – DIVISION 136 (A)
Judging: Monday, August 13 at 2:30 p.m

Special Awards
1st place overall – $100
1st place in each class – $50
2nd place in each class – $25 gift certificate
3rd place in each class – $10 gift card
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.

RULES
1. This is a traditional “Chex-Mix”-like party snack.
2. Must use a combination of AllSpice Culinarium Seasonings or ingredients. Must include receipt as proof of purchase.
3. Any direct copies from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
4. Entries will be judged on Taste, Appearance and “Addictiveness.”
CLASS
628 Savory Snack Mix
629 Sweet Snack Mix

Dutch Apple Pie Ice Cream
Dutch Apple Pie Ice Cream

ALLSPICE ICE CREAM CONTEST – DIVISION 108 (A)
Judging: Monday, August 13 at 3:30 p.m

Special Awards
1st place – $100
2nd place – $50 gift certificate
3rd place – $25 gift certificate
Each entrant will receive an AllSpice product.
RULES
1. Ice cream must feature an AllSpice Culinarium product or products. Must show receipt as proof of purchase.
2. Any direct copies of recipes from allspiceonline.com will result in disqualification.
3. Entries will be judged on Mouthfeel, Balance, Creativity and Taste.
CLASS 584 Olive Oil and/or Spiced Ice Cream

How to enter AllSpice’s State Fair Contests:

First, take a look through the full booklet of all the Iowa State Fair food contest rules and details here. In addition to the AllSpice contests, there are literally hundreds of contests for every kind of food and drink, with some fantastic prizes for the winners.

Entries may be made online at the Iowa State Fair entry webpage, or competitors can print out the entry form available at www.iowastatefair.org, and return it with full payment of all fees to: Iowa State Fair, Iowa Family Living Department, P.O. Box 57130, Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003.

Judging the chili entries in 2017.
Judging the chili entries in 2017.

ENTRY DEADLINE IS JULY 1. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked on or before July 1.
#Entries  Fee
1-10           $ 5
11-20        $10
21-40        $15
41-60        $20
61-100      $25
101-150    $30
151-200   $35
201-250  $40
251-300  $45

We can’t wait to see (and taste!) your contest entries in August!