Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Oregon State Fair - Special Culinary Events

We are proud to announce an array of culinary events at this year's Oregon State Fair! (via Oregon State Fair Media Coordinator)

Pairings! (21 and over)
Stroll among the lush summer gardens as you savor the notable flavors of some of Oregon’s finest chefs, distillers, micro-brew masters, and winemakers. It’s an ideal way to wrap up your week and begin one of your last summer weekends. It’s all taking place in the beautiful 2-acre garden paradise located on the 17th street side of the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Live music will be performed by Five Guys Named Mo, a crowd favorite.
Admission to Pairings! is just $35 a ticket, which includes a free admission to the Oregon State Fair when it opens one week later.
Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. N.E., Salem)
August 21st @ 4:00 p.m.

Amateur Wine (21 and over)
Is your wine truly fine? Oregon winemakers are invited to compete for top honors at the Oregon State Fair’s Annual Amateur Wine CompetitionOnline entries must be submitted by Friday, July 3rd, 2015. Only online entries will be accepted. Paper or mailed applications will not be accepted. Incomplete or inaccurate information will result in disqualification. Physical entries—bottles of wine–must be received at the Oregon State Fairgrounds no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, July 6th, 2015. Judges will award blue, red, and white ribbons within each classification on July 14th. Blue ribbon award winners from each category will be announced and presented as Amateur Best of Show at the PAIRINGS! event on Friday, August 21st, 2015. Blue ribbon winners will also receive a ticket to Pairings! 
Entry Fee - $10 per entry
Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. N.E., Salem)
Sponsored by Chemeketa Community College’s Northwest Wine Studies Center -

Home-brewing is a serious hobby in Oregon! Make sure you visit the Homebrew Beer entries and results when you visit the 2015 Oregon State Fair. Professional judges will decide who makes a blue-ribbon brew at the award presentation, which is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program. (30 categories of delicious beers) JUDGING: Friday –Sunday, August 7 – 9, 2015 Salem, OR | Results posted by Saturday August 29, 2015 | AWARD PRESENTATION: Friday August 28, 2015(Opening Day). Click here to see last year’s winners.

The Oregon State Fair cannot be responsible for entries that are lost or broken during shipping. Please package your entries securely. All entries are due by Friday July 31, 2015 @ 5pm
$8 per entry
Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. N.E., Salem)

Gerry’s love of chocolate is recognized by legions. September 2015 marks the 56th year of the Gerry Frank Chocolate Layer Cake Contest at the Oregon State Fair, for which he has been the sole judge.  It is the best-known cake contest in the Northwest. Gerry is the owner of Gerry Frank’s Konditorei, a gourmet cake shop and restaurant, in Salem.

Frank is well known for his Oregonian column. Look for the all new second edition of “Gerry Frank’s Oregon”, a compilation of Gerry’s Oregonian travel columns along with historical and interesting tidbits about Oregon and treasured stories of the Meier and Frank families.

His best-selling guidebook, “Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York,” has sold over one million copies and guided thousands throughout the tangles of Manhattan.  The updated 19th edition was just published.

Bring your cake to the Creative Living Stage in Columbia Hall at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2015.  No entry form is required.  Each entry shall admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds.
Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. N.E., Salem)

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