Friday, December 19, 2008

Dutch oven cookoffs for Northern California, Southern Oregon and Western Nevada

Here's a list of Dutch oven cookoffs in Northern California for 2009. Don Mason, who chairs several of these events, assembled the list. Originally intended to broadcast cookoffs in the north state, Don has expanded it to include events in Southern Oregon and Western Nevada.

Check with the contact person for applications, rules and maps and to make sure dates and times are correct.


Winter Camp Cookoff
January 17, 2009 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, Colusa, California
Contact: Vicky Stegall, 530-458-8009.
It can be cold, hot, foggy, windy and rainy; that's why we call it Winter Camp

International Sportsman's Exposition
January 15-18, 2009 at Cal Expo State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, California
January 17: ISE/IDOS Dutch Oven Cookoff
Contact: Gary House, 209-480-8406, or Central California Dutch Oven Adventures


None scheduled


Nor–Cal Boat, Sport and RV Show
March 6-8, 2009 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds, Anderson, California
March 6: Iron chef cookoff
March 7: Dutch oven cookoff
March 8: Barbecue cookoff. Shasta County Fairgrounds
Contact: Lynn Gilliss, 530-365-1381 or
Space is limited, so enter early


Colusa Western Days Dutch Oven Cookoff
April 4, 2009 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, Colusa, California
Contact: Colusa Chamber of Commerce, 530-548-5525
The oldest Dutch oven cookoff in Northern California; rib cookoff on Sunday, April 5


Butte Creek Mill Dutch Oven Cookoff
May 2, 2009 at Eagle Point, Oregon
Contact: Peter Hambly 541-608-0289
This is a tentative date, we will keep you posted; a fun place to have a cookoff

6th Annual Cook’en in the Park Dutch Oven Cook-off and National Canoe and Kayak Races
May 16, 2009 at River Park' Red Bluff, California
Contact: Don Mason, 530-527-1027 or or Parks and Rec., 530-527-8177 Lots going on with a cookoff, craft fair and races


Pioneer Day and Dutch Oven Cookoff
June 6, 2009 at the Crook Museum fund raiser, Fall River Mills, California
Contact: Jim Geiger, 530-873-4863 or
Enjoy the High Desert of Northeastern California

Carson City Rendezvous
June 12, 13 & 14, 2009. Carson City, Nevada
June 13: Dutch oven gathering.
June 14: Dutch oven cookoff
Contacts: David Herzog, 925-784-1843 or or Maxine Nietz, 775-887-1294
Dave can e-mail you application, rules and camping information

NEW Stirling City Founders Day and Dutch Oven Cook-off
June 20, 2009 at Stirling City, California
Contact: Jim Geiger, 530-873-4863 or
Emphasis on logging heritage


None scheduled


Olive Festival and Dutch Oven Cookoff
August 22, 2009 at Corning, California
Contact: Corning Chamber of Commerce, 530-824-5550 or or Don Mason, 530-527-1027 or
Olives, olives and lots more


None scheduled


Fortuna Apple Festival and Dutch Oven Cookoff
October 3, 2009 at Rohnert Park Fortuna, California
Contact: Marvin Rutledge, 707-764-3547 or Fortuna Parks and Recreation, 707-725-7620 or
Lots to do and get your winter apples too

Trinity County Historical Society Dutch Oven Cookoff
October 17, 2009 at the Trinity County Museum, Weaverville, California
Contact: George Chapman, 530-410-8013 or
More events, salmon festival and blacksmithing


None scheduled


None scheduled

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