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Michigan State Fair Is Calling All Bakers!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Michigan State Fair Is Calling All Bakers! Reply with quote

The Michigan State Fair joined BakeSpace -

Calling All Bakers!

A message from the event:

We have 2 types of cooking/baking contests: our "Open Class" Baking classes, which are open to ANYONE from the State of Michigan, and our "Daily Contests" which are our fun Fair contests that take place during the State Fair. The Open Baking classes include various bread, cake, cookie, candy, and gingerbread house type foods. A complete list of what can be entered for competition (for the much desired Blue Ribbon!) can be found by going to and clicking "Community Arts" (baking can be found in the section titled "Department 2 - Baking".

To enter these, the exhibitors must complete and submit an Entry Form to us (which can be found on that Community Arts webpage) by the postmarked Entry Deadline of August 1. They would then deliver the items to the Community Arts Building on Thursday, August 14, from 9am til 6pm.

Our "Daily Contests" is where our entrants have the most fun. These are contests where the contestants bring their entries to the State Fair during the Fair, and have them judged, live, in front of the visitors to the Fair. Some of these contests have the contestants cook their dish right here live at the Fair; others have them bake their entry at home then bring it to the Fair to be judged. Winners all receive cash and assorted gifts as prizes; some contests even will give the Blue ribbon winner an entry into a National Competition where they can compete for thousands of dollars!

Here is a list of all of the Daily Contests we are having at the 2008 State Fair, which runs from August 22 - September 1, 2008:

SACO “Soup it Up” – Create a soup using SACO brand Cultured Buttermilk. 8/22 @ 1:00pm.

Ethnic Dish – Make a dish expressing your cultural heritage. 3’ of table space given for decoration. 8/22 @ 5:00pm.

Michigan Goes Maple – Create your favorite maple-y dish, either sweet or savory. 8/23 @ 12:00 pm

Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship – A dessert using a Ghirardelli product + up to 10 ingredients. 8/23 @ 4:30pm.

Tomato Challenge – Bake your favorite tomato dish using at least 1 cup of tomatoes 8/24 @ 4:00 pm

Great Baking Bonanza – a dessert using Eagle Brand Condensed Milk + up to 10 ingredients. 8/26 @ 1:00pm.

Pillsbury Pie Championship – Use 1 pkg. Pillsbury “Just Unroll”
Refrigerated Pie Crusts to bake a 9” fruit pie. 8/27 @ 4:00pm.

Hidden Valley Ranch–Use Hidden Valley Dressing & Seasoning Mix to make a “Family Friendly” food. 8/28 @4:00pm

Canola Oil “Fry It for the Fair!” – Combine up to 10 ingredients, deep fry in Canola Oil, and put it on a stick! 8/29 @ 4:00 pm.

Fleischmanns “Bake for a Cure” – Bake in an 8x8 dish using Fleischmanns Yeast. 8/30 @ 12 pm.

Healthy Cooking–Cook a vegetarian burger the healthiest way you can.
Include nutritional information 8/31@12:00pm

Assorted Appetizers – Create a tray of at least 3 assorted appetizers
8/31 @ 4:00 pm


Further information regarding eligibility requirements and specific rules of the contests can be found on our website, (click on "Community Arts" then "Department
6 - Daily Contests"). All entries must be accompanied by a typed recipe.
These contests can be entered up until noon on the day before the contest is to take place. Contestants can register for these contests either by mail (using the Entry Form found on the Community Arts
webpage) or calling the Fair at (313) 369-8260. Note that a Fair admission ticket is NOT required if you are entering a cooking contest!

The Michigan State Fairgrounds are located in Detroit, MI on the corner of Woodward Ave & 8 Mile Rd. Our address is 1120 W. State Fair Ave, Detroit, MI 48203.

The normal entry fee for the Daily Contests is $2.00 per contest, or $12.00 for all contests. However, if someone registers and mentions BakeSpace, we are willing to waive the entry fee and allow them to enter for FREE!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like fun! too bad I live in IN Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only it ws the California State Fair. I think, I could do that one, some how.
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