Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Weaverville Dutch oven cookoff

Hi All:

Mark your calendar for this great Dutch oven cookoff. Lots of fun and lots to do.

Don Mason

Dutch Oven Cookoff
Trinity County Historical Society
P.O. Box 333
Weaverville, CA 96093

Dear Dutch Oven Cooks:

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the Trinity County Historical Society is hosting its 3rd annual TCHS Dutch Oven Cookoff. Proceeds from the cookoff go to a special project fund of the TCHS.

Cooking will take place in the Hal Goodyear History Park at the Jake Jackson Museum located on Main Street/Hwy 299 West in Weaverville, California. The cooking area opens at 7 a.m. A cooks meeting and sign-in will start promptly at 9 a.m. with People's Choice judging commencing at 1 p.m. This is a 1 to 3 pot cookoff: main dish, bread and dessert. There is a $10 entry fee per dish.

The public will be invited to purchase a tasting ticket and a ballot ($5 per person) to sample and vote for People's Choice Awards for each category (main dish, bread and dessert). Each category will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Prizes this year for each category are: $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $20 gift certificates to the TCHS for 3rd.

The table judged as "best looking" will receive a 1st place prize. The theme of the tables will be gold mining (the cook-off takes place in a gold mining history park). Judging will be based on theme, visual impact, beauty/order, and creativity.

Cookoff entrants will have a 12’ x 12’ cooking area with one table. You will be cooking in an open area so bring a type of E-Z up instant shelter. Trash cans for regular and recycled materials are provided.

Breakfast is easily had in the neighborhood of the park: The Nugget to the south and the Garden Cafe to the north, and often there is a community breakfast held at the Parish Hall of the Congregational Church (as of this letter this event has yet to be formalized).

Other activities are held the weekend of October 9th. The Salmon Festival will be celebrated in the Highland Art Center's park across the street from the museum. The museum will be holding a blacksmithing course on the same day.

My contact cell number is 530-410-8013. I look forward to seeing you in Weaverville. Come "show off" your culinary skills and enjoy beautiful Trinity County.


George P. Chapman
TCHS Dutch Oven Cookoff Chair

Contact the historical society for a copy of the rules and entry form.

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