SEPTEMBER 10-20 2020
Utah State Fair

Great American Dutch Oven Cook-off

Located in the Specialty Tent
Date: Saturday, September 14th

Contest is open to first 12 teams or individuals to register! Space is limited.
Mystery Bag Contest – we provide a bag of mystery items, you provide the creativity!


  • 1st Place $300
  • 2nd Place $200
  • 3rd Place $100
  • plus additional prizes!
  • Booth Contest – dress up your booth with this year’s Fair theme: “It’s a Kinda MAGIC!” Costumes are encouraged
  • Best Use of Utah Products



Entry Fees:
Dutch Oven Contest: $25.00

Includes two (2) admission tickets and one (1) vehicle loading pass per team. Parking is the responsibility of
participants ($10)

Entry forms and fee are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019. Entry fee includes gate
admission and loading pass for team participants. Parking is the responsibility of the participant.                        

Check-In and Set-up:
Saturday, September 14th, 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Please check-in with the contest organizer upon arrival to receive booth assignment. You must submit two (2) copies of your recipe with turn-in typed or neatly printed on 8 1/2”x11” white paper; one with your recipe only and one with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
Recipes will not be returned and become property of the Utah State Fair.

Cook’s Meeting: All cooks must attend the Cooks Meeting on the day of the contest. Cook’s Meeting will be
held at 9:45 a.m.

Electricity: Electric hook-ups are available at a first come, first serve basis. Please indicate on entry form if you
need access to power.

Teams Per Booth: Only one team per booth and up to two (2) members per team. Only the two registered
contestants will be allowed in the booth during the event.

Contestant Eligibility: Contestants may not be professional cooks, chefs, food handlers, culinary professionals,
or employees of the Utah State Fair. The 2018 first place winner is not eligible to enter in 2019.

Cooking Equipment: Each team must supply their own cooking equipment, fire extinguisher, utensils and serving
dishes. All prepared dishes must be cooked during the cook-off.

Schedule of Events:

  • Cooking Begins at 10:00 am
  • Judging starts at 4:00 p.m.
  • Kids Hot Dog Decorating Contest 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Turn in times:

  • Dessert: 1:30 p.m.
  • Bread: 2:45 p.m.
  • Main Dish: 4:00 p.m.

Questions? For Dutch Oven Contest questions contact Colleen Sloan (801) 571-0789  
For Utah State Fair questions contact Nicki 801-538-8454

Download Registration Form