The Edmond Sun

August 16, 2013

Cooking contests highlight 99th annual Free Fair


Special to The Sun

— Residents who are proud of a particular homemade ice cream recipe or their own salsa recipe made with special ingredients, or even a pie recipe are invited to enter one of several cooking contests at the 99th Oklahoma County Free Fair, scheduled to get under way at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Aug. 22-24.

Both the “Saucy Salsa” and the “Ice Cream Freeze Off” contests will be judged at 6 p.m. Aug. 23, in the Centennial Building. During the judging of these events fair-goers will be treated to the 4-H and Open Youth Talent Show. Club members and other youth across Oklahoma County will show their talent and providing enjoyable family entertainment.

Another type of cooking event is the “Pie Baking” contest. Entries are accepted at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24 and judged at 10:30 a.m.

“This is a good opportunity for anyone who likes to cook, and compete, to come out and take part in one or more of these contests,” commented Diana Romano, Oklahoma County OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educator. “The contests are a wonderful opportunity for cooks to get together and have a look at some of the different recipes that are out there.”

Educational displays and a variety of exhibits on everything from photography to woodwork to classic needlework to floral projects also will be available for visitors to see.

For more information about these or any other special contests at the Oklahoma County Free Fair, contact the Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center at 713-1125. A complete listing of contests and categories is included in the 2013 Fair Book online at http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma.