Registration is open for State Fair competitions

Registration is now open for the State Fair of Virginia’s general competitions. Everything from baked goods and SPAM® recipes to giant pumpkins and hot sauce will be judged prior to and throughout the fair, September 29 through October 8.

The fair will be held at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

For those who enjoy making sweet treats, the baked goods competition includes categories for breads, cakes, pies, candy and cookies, reported vice president of communications Greg Hicks.

New this year is a competition using SPAM® products. It’s the Great American SPAM® Championship and is a way to celebrate 80 years of the iconic canned meat, said Hicks. There are categories for adults and children and each entry must feature SPAM® products in an original recipe. The first-place cash prize is $150 for adults and $60 for children. There also are national-level grand prizes.

The fair is celebrating its Southern roots with the House-Autry Shrimp and Grits Recipe Contest.

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