Thursday, May 17, 2007

2007 Carson City Rendezvous Dutch Oven Cookoff

The 2007 Carson City Rendezvous Dutch oven gathering and cookoff will take place during the weekend of June 8-10, 2007. The action-packed weekend contains these events:

A full day of cooking demonstrations, classes and fellowship among the public is scheduled for Friday, June 8. Come join Dave Herzog and other Dutch oven cooks.

Classes for Saturday, June 9 include cooking in Maca deep Dutch ovens, making ice cream in a Dutch oven, sourdough baking, using pine cones as a heat source and much more.

The Dutch oven gathering (a Dutch oven potluck) begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. There is not charge for the potluck. However, a 12-ounce cut of succulent prime rib costs $10. To purchase a ticket for prime rib you must see Dave Herzog by 1 p.m. on Saturday.

A breakfast cookoff is scheduled for Sunday, June 10. The day begins at 7:00 a.m. Judging takes place at at 8:45 a.m. A biscuit and gravy breakfast will be served with the breakfast cook-off at $2 per person. Come early because there are hungry mountain men and women that wait all weekend for this one!

The main event starts on Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m. with a cook's meeting. Judging begins at 1:00 p.m. with people's choice judging at 1:15 p.m. Tickets for the people's choice will cost $2.00 per person.

The winning team of the 3-pot cookoff will have the opportunity to move on to the 2008 World Championships Dutch Oven Cookoff in Utah. To enter the cook-off, the registration fee is $10 per entry of bread, main dish, and dessert. Or $25 to enter all three to qualify for the International Dutch Oven Society world championships.

Don Alt, of Silver Springs, Nevada, will be selling his barbecue beef sandwiches from a restored 1880 chuck wagon. Dave is actively trying to get a few more Dutch oven cooks to join the group. We also have several groups who are bringing canvas wall tents and other goodies just for the Dutch oven part of the rendezvous. If you would like to join us for this grand weekend in down town Carson City, please contact Dave so he can reserve a free campsite for you and your group to join us.

The Carson City Rendezvous is in its 24th year. The event attracts 20,000 people each year. It is a fun-packed weekend family event which includes Civil War reenactments, Mountain Man encampment and merchant's row. Live entertainment includes Sourdough Slim and Karen Quest-Cowgirl Tricks. More information is available at the website.

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Adapted from a news release by Dave Herzog at CastIronitis.


  1. Hey! Your pictures are really good...especially the food ones. You can cook and take pictures? Not fair.

  2. Hey, what can I say! Feedin' sailors, Seabees and patients will do it to you.