2024 Schedule TBA

Recipe Contest sponsored by the Carroll County Agricultural Fair

For more information, please contact
Trish Hash at (276) 733-4462 or email onlaurelcreek@yahoo.com

Fair Recipe Contest Rules:

  • Open to any individual who is not a professional baker, chef, etc.; one entry per person.
  • Participant does not have to reside in the county where the fair is held.
  • Entrant must prepare type of recipe that is advertised for the current calendar year.
  • Recipe must list ingredients in order of use; preparation instructions; pan size (and type); and cooking time and temperatures must be included.
  • Written recipe must be printed and must be submitted with prepared entry. Include the contestant’s name, address, phone number and email address, along with the name of the item.


  • In the Adult competition — Contestants under the age of 18, if entering the adult contest, will be judged as adults.
  • In the Intermediate and Senior Youth — age as of the day of the contest determines the placing.
  • If there are not enough contestants for both divisions, you will all be placed into one category.
  • Safe Food Handling Rules are to always be followed.
  • Hot foods must be kept hot and Cold foods must be kept cold. (Example: Cold foods brought in coolers with ice, etc.)
  • Judging will be based on: Flavor, Creativity, Texture, Appearance, and Appropriateness of Ingredients for recipe requirements filled. We encourage anyone and everyone to participate in this yearly contest.
  • Each year, we continue to grow our recipe contest.
  • The more participation, the more we’ll grow, so bring in your favorite recipe for a chance to be the Blue-Ribbon Winner at the fair in the Recipe Contest.
  • Winners will be announced after all Judging is completed and prizes will be given. A “Signed” Release form is required for both Adults and Youth participation.