June 18, 2012, Sedalia, Mo.–New contests highlighting Missouri’s best homemade breads, desserts and pasta have been added to the 2012 Missouri State Fair lineup, Aug. 9-19 in Sedalia. Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that new contests in the Home Economics Department will include a search for the state’s best sandwich recipe.
The new Fleischmann’s Yeast Sensational Sandwich Bread Contest will be offered at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, in the Home Economics Building. It will celebrate the 250th birthday of the sandwich, according to Fleischmann’s.
“This competition ties in perfectly with this year’s Missouri State Fair theme, Celebrate Then and Wow,” Wolfe said. “As we acknowledge our 110 year history, we likewise want to recognize the milestones of our many partners who have supported the Fair’s spirit of competition.”
Rules for the sandwich contest include the use of any type of Fleischmann’s Yeast, and will be judged on flavor, texture, filling, appearance and creativity. Contestants of all ages are eligible to enter.
Like the sandwich contest, most competitions require preregistration. Entry forms, rules and deadlines are in the Missouri State Fair Online Premium Guide, available at www.mostatefair.com. Wolfe estimates that the Missouri State Fair will see as many as 30,000 competitive and livestock entries.
Also, new in Home Economics this year is a Just Desserts Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Wine and Grape Board. The 2 p.m. contest, Thursday, Aug. 9, will challenge entrants to create a favorite dessert from scratch using any Missouri wine.
New cooking contests on the menu Monday, Aug. 13, include a 10 a.m. Favorite Family Mac and Cheese Recipe Contest, sponsored by Starline Brass, and a 2 p.m. Short Goods Pasta Recipe Contest, sponsored by Gerald and Faye Hunton of Sedalia.
The 110th Missouri State Fair will continue the tradition of showcasing competition Aug. 9-19 in Sedalia. To preview the complete lineup of contests, visit the judging schedule at www.mostatefair.com. The State Fair also provides special contests throughout the year on Facebook and Twitter.