Cooking Contest Schedule

A Family Event

HOULTON FAIR COOKING CONTESTS

 

SATURDAY JUNE 30TH 2018

 Crockpot Challenge - Best Breakfast Dish  12 Noon
 Homemade Bread/Rolls  1 PM
 Homemade Salsa Contest  2 PM
 Pick Up Your Houlton Fair CHOPPED Contest Basket     3 PM
 Homemade Potato Salad or Coleslaw  3:30 PM 
 New England Baked Bean Contest  5:30 PM

 

SUNDAY JULY 1ST 2018

 Crockpot Challenge - Appetizers  1 PM
 State of Maine Blueberry Pie Contest  2:30 PM 
 Houlton Fair CHOPPED Contest  3:30 PM
 Guacomole Contest  4 PM
 Kids -Pick Up Your CHOPPED Junior (kids) Basket         4:00 PM
 Spam Cooking Contest  5 PM

 

MONDAY JULY 2ND 2018

 Kid’s Cookie Contest   12 Noon
 Kid’s 12 & Under Cooking Contest  1:30 PM
 Pick Up You CHOPPED Contest Basket  2:00 PM
 Kid’s 13-17 Year Old Cooking Contest  3 PM
 CHOOPED Junior (Kids) Cooking Contest  4 PM
 Crockpot Challenge - Chili        5:30 PM

  

TUESDAY JULY 3RD  2018

 Mile High Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie  1:00 PM
 Houlton Farms Dairy Chocolate Cake/Peanut Butter Frosting  2:00 PM
 Pick Up Your Houlton Fair CHOPPED Junior Basket   2:30 PM
 Houlton Fair CHOPPED Contest  3:00 PM
  Burrito/Fajita/Chimichanga Contest  3:30 PM
Crockpot Challenge - Best Dessert Contest  4:30 PM

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH 2018

 Best Strawberry/Watermelon Contest                           1:00 PM
 State of Maine Apple Pie Contest  2:00 PM
 Strawberry Shortcake Contest  3:00 PM
 Houlton Fair CHOPPED Junior (Kids) Contest  3:30 PM
 Crockpot Challenge - BEST DISH  4:30 PM

 

COOKING CONTESTS RULES AND RECIPES 

Rules and Regulations:

Any entry into one of the contests must be submitted on non-returnable, disposable plates/dishes, unless other wise statement in the contest.
All entries become the property of the Houlton Fair Assoc. upon submission.
All entries must conform to the recipe (if provided) and any other restrictions.
Any entry not subscribing to the rules and regulations will be disqualified.
Index card/recipe card must accompany each entry with NO entrant’s name, address and phone number.
Use Maine Apples and Maine Blueberries for the Maine State Pie Contests
Houlton Farms Dairy Contest – Bring Butter Wrapper and Milk Carton with Entry
Judges’ decisions are final.
Only one entry per person per contest. Contestants will be admitted free to the fair with their entry, up to one hour before the contest.


State of Maine Two Crusted Pie Contests

Apple Pie Contest & Blueberry Pie Contest
Prizes - 1st-$100 / 2nd-$50 / 3rd-$25
All pies must be in a disposable pie plate.

  1. The pie must be a two-crusted pie. Recipes must be cooked as submitted.
  2. There cannot be any other fruit in these pies.
  3. Recipe must accompany the entry
  4. Pies are judged on appearance, preparation, and taste.

Appearance: Overall eye appeal, uniformity of shape & color, and appearance of the crust.
Taste: Crust and filling will be judged separately. Flavor and consistency will be judged.
Preparation: Will be determined from the written recipe. Other things considered will be ease of preparing the recipe & how clearly the recipe ingredients and instructions are written

SCORING:

30 pts.- overall appearance;
30 pts. - crust flavor, color, & texture
30 pts. - filling flavor and consistency
10 pts. - ease of recipe preparation

Please have your pies at the exhibit hall at least ½ hour before contest time.

Blueberry Pie Contest – Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 2:30pm -Exhibit Hall
Apple Pie Contest – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 2:00pm -Exhibit Hall


KIDS COOKIE CONTEST

Open to kids 12yrs old and under
Prize Money: 1st $25.00, 2nd $15.00, 3rd $10.00

  1. Entry must include 8 cookies on a disposable plate from the same batch.
  2. Cookies will be judged on taste, appearance and texture.
  3. Following recipe must be used by all entrants.

THIMBLE COOKIES

1 cup butter(2 STICKS), softened
1/2 cup sugar
4 Large eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup jam any flavor, your choice

Pre Heat Oven to 325 degree F

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Work in the flour until a firm dough forms. If the dough seems to sticky, let it chill for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.

Form the Dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Use a clean thimble to press a hole in each one(if you don't have a thimble, you can use your thumb) Fill the hole with a small amount of jam. Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden brown and the jam begins to bubble, about 25 minutes.

Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Makes 2 Dozen
Contest to be held on Monday July 2nd at 12noon in the Exhibit Hall


KIDS 12 & UNDER COOKING CONTEST

Open To Children 12 Years & Younger:
Prize Money: 1st: $25.00; 2nd $15.00; 3rd $10.00

Cupcake Contest- Kids 12 & under
 
Cook your favorite cupcake recipe- you may use a boxed cake mix or use your favorite family recipe.
Make at least 6 cupcakes and decorate them in anyway you like.... be creative.
Your cupcakes will be judged on creative, taste and originality.
Make sure you have your entry there ½ hour before contest.

Bring 6 cupcakes on a disposable plate to the exhibit hall

CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY JULY 2nd AT 1:30pm IN THE EXHIBIT HALL


13-17 YEAR OLD COOKING CONTEST

Open to children 13yrs. Old -17 yrs. old
Prizes - 1st-$25 / 2nd-$15 / 3rd-$10

PICK YOUR FAVORITE CUPCAKE/CAKE RECIPE

Make your favorite cupcake/cake recipe and wow the judges!!!
You must bring us the whole cake or at least 6 cupcakes in a disposable dish to be judged.

Good Luck!!!
We can’t wait to see how creative you older kids can be…..
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY JULY 2nd AT 3pm IN THE EXHIBIT HALL


HOULTON FARMS DAIRY COOKING CONTEST

1ST: $40.00 2ND: $30.00 3RD: $20.00

HOULTON FARMS DAIRY CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE CONTEST

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Cake:

3 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
3 HFD large eggs
¾ cup HFD sour cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups HFD butter
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 ½ cups hot water
Frosting:
½ cup HFD butter
½ cup smooth peant butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup HFD milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 18 X 13 inch rimmed baking sheet.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the sour cream and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and stir in the cocoa powder, and hot water. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from the heat. Cool slightly, and incorporate the cocoa mixture with the dry ingredients, mixing just until blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
For the frosting, in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the peanut butter and mix until smooth. Remove from the heat. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the milk and powdered sugar until fully incorporated. Stir in the vanilla and slowly incorporate the peanut butter mixture, blending well after each addition. Frost the cake while both the frosting and cake are still warm.
BRING IN THE USED HOULTON FARMS DAIRY ITEM WRAPPER

Contest Will Be Held on Tuesday, July 3rd at 2pm in the Exhibit Hall


CROCKPOT CHALLENGE RULES & CONTEST TIMES

CROCKPOT CHALLENGE- BEST BREAKFAST DISH
BRING IN RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
NO NAME OR ADDRESS ON CARD
BRING IN BREAKFAST DISH IN YOUR CROCKPOT
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: SATURDAY June 30th, 2018 at 12pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00 –
Points will be collected for GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP

CROCKPOT CHALLENGE- APPETIZERS
BRING IN RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
NO NAME OR ADDRESS ON CARD
BRING IN APPETIZER IN YOUR CROCKPOT
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: SUNDAY July 1st, 2018 at 1pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00 –
Points will be collected for GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP

CROCKPOT CHALLENGE- CHILI
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
NO NAME OR ADDRESS ON RECIPE CARD
BRING IN APPETIZER DISH IN YOUR CROCKPOT
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Monday July 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00 –
Points will be collected for GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP

CROCKPOT CHALLENGE—Best Dessert
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
NO NAME OR ADDRESS ON CARD.
BRING IN ENTREE DISH IN YOUR CROCKPOT
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Tuesday JULY 3rd, 2018 at 4:30pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00 –
Points will be collected for GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP

CROCKPOT CHALLENGE-BEST DISH
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
NO NAME OR ADDRESS ON CARD.
BRING IN YOUR BEST DISH IN YOUR CROCKPOT
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Wednesday JULY 4TH, 2018 at 4:30pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00 –
Points will be collected for GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP-Points will be totaled to decide who will win- 1st: $100 2nd: $50 3rd: $30


THE REST OF THE CONTESTS:

SALSA CONTEST
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
BRING IN SALSA IN A DISPOSABLE CONTAINER
JUDGING WILL BE ON APPEARANCE/TASTE/TEXTURE.
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Saturday June 30th, 2018 at 2pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $50.00 2ND: $30.00 3RD: $20.00

NEW ENGLAND BAKED BEAN CONTEST
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD & EMPTY BEAN BAG
Bake your traditional baked beans and bring them Disposable Container or
crockpot for judging with the recipe and empty dried bean bag or receipt.
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Saturday June 30th, 2018 at 5:30pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CONTEST
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
BRING IN YOUR BEST SHORTCAKES IN A DISPOSABLE CONTAINER
JUDGING WILL BE ON APPEARANCE/TASTE/TEXTURE/.
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Wednesday July 4th, 2018 at 3 pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $50.00 2ND: $30.00 3RD: $20.00

SPAM COOKING CONTEST
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
BRING IN YOUR BEST SPAM DISH IN A DISPOSABLE CONTAINER
JUDGING WILL BE ON APPEARANCE/TASTE/TEXTURE/.
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Sunday July 1st, 2018 at 5 pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $30.00 2ND: $20.00 3RD: $10.00

GUACAMOLE CONTEST
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
BRING IN GUACAMOLE IN A DISPOSABLE CONTAINER
JUDGING WILL BE ON APPEARANCE/TASTE/TEXTURE.
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Sunday July 1st, 2018 at 4pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $50.00 2ND: $30.00 3RD: $20.00

BEST WATERMELON CONTEST
BRING IN THE RECIPE ON A 3X5 RECIPE CARD
BRING IN YOUR BEST WATERMELON RECIPE IN A DISPOSABLE CONTAINER
JUDGING WILL BE ON APPEARANCE/TASTE/TEXTURE.
CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON: Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1pm
PRIZES ARE: 1ST: $50.00 2ND: $30.00 3RD: $20.00