Arkansas Signature Food Contest – Deadline to Enter Extended to August 31, 2016

The Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest is fast approaching.  The deadline to enter has been extended to August 31, 2016.

The grand finale judging will be held at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds located at 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72206, during the 2016 Arkansas State Fair.  Specific judging location at the state fair will be announced.

The Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest spearheaded by the Jason Irby INNOVATION FOUNDATION (JIIF) is open to the public.  Anyone is eligible to be a contestant and may submit one recipe per entry.  Contestants under age 18 will need consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Contestants must submit a typed recipe of the original dish including the dish name and cooking instructions.  The food dish must pertain an entrée native to Arkansas. For example, seafood, arctic, tropical, etc., are not appropriate. 

The name of the original dish must include “Arkansas” or a city or municipality within Arkansas.

For more information about the contest, check out the Official Rules

Entry fee is $50.00 and may be submitted through PayPal to  Entry fee is non-refundable.




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