Recipe Contests

 2017 Adult & Youth Division Recipe Contests

RECIPE CONTEST RULES ( ADULT & YOUTH ) *NOT including the Egg Council Contest

Friday, August 25th – 7:00 pm


Sponsored by the Carroll County Fair Committee

Enter your favorite recipe using at least 1/2 cup of Peaches in this year’s ADULT RECIPE Contest at the 2017 Carroll County Fair!

Appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, salads, condiments, any recipe that uses at least 1/2 cup of peaches is eligible for entry.

Check in Time……………………….6:00 – 6:45 pm  

Single Serving
Presentation Preparation…………6:45 – 7:00 pm  

Judging …………………………………7:00 pm

Winners Announced when all Judging is Complete

Please download and fill out the Adult “Peach Contest” Release Form and bring it with you along with a copy of the recipe attached. Also please read the Adult “Peach” Best Presentation Information.

Adult “Peach Contest” Release Form

Adult “Peach” Best Presentation Info

**The Adult PEACH Recipe Contest has to include at least  1/2 cup of PEACHES in the recipe to be able to enter. 

 Eggs Ole’  Hispanic-Inspired Recipe Contest

Sponsored by the Virginia Egg Council, 2017

**This will be in addition to the Peach Contest which is sponsored by the County Fair Committee

Everyone loves eggs. Everyone loves Hispanic food. What a perfect combination for a recipe contest! Preliminary competitions will be held all across Virginia at local fairs during the 2017 fair season, and the Carroll County Fair is one of them, and it will culminate at the State Fair of Virginia, during Hispanic Heritage Month, on Saturday, October 7, 2017.


  • Must use a minimum of 4 eggs or at least one/half egg per serving.
  • Must have a LATIN or HISPANIC flavor, with ingredients, name, presentation or origin.
  • May be for traditional Latino recipes but need to have a personal twist*
  • Entered may be for appetizers, hand-held items, breakfasts, casseroles, side dishes, entrees or desserts.
  • Must be written listing ingredients in order of use, and include prep instructions clearly stated, with time/temp/serving numbers included.
  • Will be presented for judging, following proper food safety standards.
  • Will all be judged as adult entries.
  • May be used for promotions & presentations by the Virginia Egg Council.

*Your personal twist might be the addition of certain veggies, herbs, the way it’s presented, etc.  We’re looking for your adaptation of recipes – not ones right out of a cookbook.

DOWNLOAD the Inspired Ideas for the Eggs Ole’ Recipe Contest

Prizes:  Prizes will be sent directly to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners by the Virginia Egg Council.

Eligible for State Finals:  1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners from the Carroll County Agricultural Fair may compete in the STATE FINALS Eggs Ole’ Recipe Contest.

YOUTH “Zucchini” CONTEST – Sunday, August 27th – 2:00 pm

To be eligible to enter the  recipe  will be required to have at least 1/2 cup of zucchini.

Appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, salads, condiments, any recipe that uses at least 1/2 cup of zucchini is eligible for entry.

The Youth Division will be divided into two groups:

Intermediate Division —————————  Ages 9 – 13

Senior Division ————————————-  Ages 14 – 18

Check in Time………………………1:00 – 1:45 pm

Single Serving Presentation Preparation…..1:45 – 2:00 pm

Judging …………………………………..2:00 pm

Winners Announced when all Judging is Complete

Youth Release Form

Youth Best Presentation Info

The YOUTH Contests has to include 1/2 cup of Zucchini  in the recipe to be able to enter.  

  For more information on the Recipe Contests contact 

EMILY Padgett at

PAT Burkholder at

JONETTE Mungo at (Youth Contests only)